Senior Research Scientist, Cell Factory Research Team

Yokohama, Kanagawa
Salary shall be determined in accordance with RIKEN regulations.
October 19 2020
Research Personnel Affairs Section Human Resources Division, RIKEN
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Seeking a Senior Research Scientist (Indefinite-term employment position), in RIKEN CSRS, Japan


Research Field and Overview

Our team aims the development of rational construction technology for microorganisms that produce highly useful compounds. We conduct an optimal metabolic design that produces the target compound in high yield, and based on that, we construct the corresponding enzyme reaction and make the microbial cell highly functional.


Open Position

Senior Research Scientist: 1 position


Job description

We would like you to develop a rational design technology for cells of microorganisms and so on for the production of useful compounds. Particularly, you have the following roles, that is, you perform a metabolic design based on computer calculation, and the acquired data is learned using AI technology such as machine learning through metabolic analysis based on metabolome and flux analysis from cell construction. In addition, in cooperation with industry, we will manage the formulation of research plans and experiments for exit strategies, and have them lead projects.


Required specialized fields/skills:

Bioinformatics, Metabolic engineering, Synthetic biology, Fermentation engineering, Scale-up technology, Cost estimation.


The successful candidate is expected to conduct research and development on topics specified above and to contribute to the management of the laboratory and it is also expected to assist the laboratory head.



For applicant registration:

 Noon, December 1, 2020 (Japan time).

For revising or uploading application documents and letters of recommendation:

 Noon, December 8, 2020 (Japan time).


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