Laboratory Head (indefinite-term employment position), RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences

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

Seeking a Laboratory Head (Indefinite-term employment position), in RIKEN IMS, Japan

Research field and overview:

RIKEN's research is based on synthesis and interdisciplinary activity, with free thinking as its basic philosophy. RIKEN promotes research that goes beyond the boundaries of conventional research fields, while at the same time responding to the needs of society from a strategic perspective.

RIKEN invites applications for the position of Laboratory Head (indefinite-term employment position) to serve in a leadership position in the following research area. The successful candidate will be responsible for directing research projects from a mid-to-long-term perspective.

Field: Medical Genomics and Informatics

The area of research aims at identification of drug targets and drug effects by deciphering cellular networks through the use of genomic technologies, genomic data and computational biology. The successful candidate is expected to introduce original computational biology technologies, ranging from artificial intelligence, deep learning and other computational approaches to analyze large datasets, including genomics, transcriptomics, single cell atlases, promoter atlases, interactomes, protein structures and other omics data. The goal is developing novel approaches of intervention in human health, which may include nucleic acids-based approaches, viral vectors, or classic small molecules drugs.

 RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences (IMS) provides laboratory heads with a supportive environment for their independent research, including start-up packages and annual research funds.

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Application deadline

The application must arrive no later than noon, February 2, 2021 (Japan Standard Time)

Start of employment

October 1, 2021 or the earliest opportunity after this date.


Research Personnel Affairs Section, Human Resources Division, RIKEN