Research Scientist, indefinite-term employment, RIKEN (20W58)

Wako, Saitama
Salary shall be determined in accordance with RIKEN regulations.
October 22 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher, in Emergent Bioinspired Soft Matter Research Team, RIKEN  CEMS


Research Field and Overview

Our team aims to create water-based materials, referred to as aqua materials, as replacements for conventional plastics. Taking advantage of their unique properties as moldable, portable water, together with the elaboration of their inner or surface parts, we will demonstrate their various applications as intelligent soft materials. We are employing a wide range of chemicals as the components of aqua materials, in order to improve their properties and to ultimately realize environment-conscious materials. Our challenge also includes the rational design of novel bio-inspired materials, by assembling molecules with dynamic and static functions within aqua materials used as scaffolds.

Open Position

Research Scientist: 1 position

Job description

Development, structural analysis, and functional evaluation of soft materials based on colloidal liquid crystals having topological defects. Needed to have fundamental knowledge about colloidal liquid crystal and experimental skills for their analysis. The successful candidate is expected to conduct research and development on topics specified above and to contribute to the management of the laboratory.


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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