Seeking Chief Scientists (indefinite-term PI position) in Chemistry, RIKEN
RIKEN invites applications for the position of Chief Scientist (Indefinite-term employment position) to serve in a leadership position in the following research areas (Fields A and B). The successful candidate will be responsible for directing research projects from a medium-to-long-term perspective.
Field A: Organic Chemistry for the Creation of New Science
The successful candidate is expected to lead a new laboratory that will develop innovative basic reactions, synthetic technologies, or functional molecules from the perspective of material creation, with the aim of creating new science. Conducting research based on ideas that differ from existing methods and concepts, targeting a wide range of molecules, including those at the interface between organic and inorganic materials, is highly desired.
Field B: Inorganic Chemistry in a Broad Sense for Sustainable Societies
In order to realize a sustainable society, we will invite a Chief Scientist who leads a new laboratory to develop innovative material groups and functions from the perspective of material creation. Research on a wide range of materials and systems, including boundaries between organic and inorganic chemistry, is expected to be carried out in a different way than pre-existing methods and concepts.
Open positions: Two positions for a Chief Scientist
Qualification: Applicants must have an outstanding research record and the ability to lead the above research field internationally. We welcome applicants of all nationalities.
Term: Indefinite-term employment position, subject to RIKEN's mandatory retirement age of 60. There is a re-employment program to hire individuals as Fixed-term Employees from age 60 to age 65.
Deadline: 12:00 PM (JST), September 22, 2021
For more information and to apply, visit
For more information and to apply,
[https://www.riken.jp/en/careers/researchers/20210623_2/index.html] for Field A,
or [https://www.riken.jp/en/careers/researchers/20210623_1/index.html] for Field B.
As a Chief Scientist of RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research, the successful candidate will be free to promote their own research based on a long-term vision and aim to create new science beyond the boundaries of research fields and organizations.