Research Scientist or Senior Research Scientist, Plant Genomic Network Research Team

Yokohama, Kanagawa / Wako, Saitama
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 Research Scientist or Senior Research Scientist (Indefinite-term employment position), in RIKEN CSRS, Japan


Research Field and Overview

We are analyzing novel epigenetic, RNA and peptide regulation mechanisms in environmental stress adaptation and acclimation by cutting-edge genomic approaches. We aim to develop useful plant resources, such as stress-tolerant plants by use of chemical compounds and genome editing technologies etc. We are analyzing regulatory networks of tuber root development in cassava by integrated omics analyses and aim to develop useful cassava plants, such as improved plant productivity.


Open Position

Research Scientist or Senior Research Scientist: 1 position


Job description

1. Elucidation of novel regulatory networks in enhanced environmental adaptation and increased biomass production by cutting-edge approaches

2. Development of useful technologies to produce the plants with enhanced environmental adaptation or increased plant productivity by the use of chemical compounds and genome editing technologies etc.

The successful candidate is expected to conduct research and development on topics specified above and to contribute to the management of the laboratory. Senior Research Scientist 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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