Research Scientists / Senior Research Scientists, Indefinite-term employment, RIKEN

Wako, Saitama, JAPAN / Kobe, Hyogo, JAPAN / Sendai, Miyagi, JAPAN / Tsukuba, Ibaraki, JAPAN
Salary shall be determined in accordance with RIKEN regulations.
January 11 2019
Research Personnel Affairs Section Human Resources Division, RIKEN
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Call for applications for the positions of Research Scientist / Senior Research Scientist, Indefinite-term employment, RIKEN, Japan

RIKEN ( has 23 job openings for indefinite-term Research Scientists / Senior Research Scientists at the following research centers.

  • RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science

  • RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics

  • RIKEN Center for Computational Science

  • RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science

  • RIKEN BioResource Research Center

  • RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research


These posts are indefinite-term employment positions, subject to RIKEN's mandatory retirement age of 60. For more information, please visit the following URL:



Type of employment:
These posts are indefinite-term employment positions, subject to RIKEN's mandatory retirement age of 60. There is a re-employment program to hire individuals as fixed-term employees from age 60 to age 65. These positions do NOT offer a retirement allowance.

As an exception, depending on screening results, the successful candidate may be initially employed on a fixed-term employment contract up to a maximum of 5 years with the possibility of being promoted to indefinite-term employment after a separate review process that will take place, as a general rule, at the end of the first 3 years of employment. Remuneration and work conditions for fixed-term employment are based on the same conditions as those for indefinite-term employment.

Work conditions:
Full time

Remuneration and other provisions:
In principle, there will be a trial period of employment (2 months). The salary system is annual and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Commuting and housing allowances will be provided. Social insurance will apply. Membership in the RIKEN Mutual Benefit Society (RIKEN Kyosaikai) is mandatory. This position falls under the specialized duties discretionary work system; one working day will be calculated as 7 hours and 30 minutes. Days off include public holidays, New Year's holidays (Dec. 29 - Jan. 3), and RIKEN Foundation Day. These and other provisions are in accordance with RIKEN regulations.


Eligible to apply for Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research. Eligible for exemption from repayment of scholarship loan program funds provided by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) if they were qualified for a tier-one scholarship for graduate school by FY 2003. RIKEN may instruct changes of work place or assignment due to closure of the laboratory or other management decisions.

Refer to each web page linked from the following URL for more details.

Deadline: 5 pm on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 (Japan Standard Time)

Start of Employment
October 1, 2019 or later, but negotiable

Email: kjk-desk[at]
Research Personnel Affairs Section
Human Resources Division, RIKEN

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