Research Scientist or Senior Research Scientist, Biofunctional Catalyst Research Team

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 work on the development of biologically inspired catalysts and their application to energy conversion and production systems. Specifically, we aim to understand nature’s ingenuity towards multielectron transfer catalysis, electron/proton transport, metabolic regulation, responsiveness to external stimuli, and energy management in deep sea environments to develop the novel materials and systems necessary to effectively manage renewable energy sources.


Open Position

Research Scientist or Senior Research Scientist: 1 position


Job description

Lead the field of sustainable chemical production using biochemistry and catalytic chemistry through the projects outlined below, as well as participating in a core role in the management of our lab.


・Identification of useful enzymes and metabolic pathways for the chemical production using carbon dioxide as a substrate

・Prediction of enzymatic and metabolic activities and their verification through experiments


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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