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Research Scientist, Indefinite-term employment position, RIKEN CSRS

Yokohama, Kanagawa
Salary shall be determined in accordance with RIKEN regulations.
Closing date
Oct 20, 2021

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Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Research Scientist
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Research Field and Overview         

The main goal of my group is to understand how plants interact with other organisms. We plan to systematically identify and characterize genes, proteins and small molecular compounds that are important for the interactions, by using genomics, proteomics and metabolomics approaches. We aim to elucidate signaling network system for plant immunity by analyzing expression patterns of defense related genes and their post transcriptional regulation, such as protein modification. Molecules in organisms interacting with plants, such as microbes, nematodes, parasitic plants will be investigated to understand how these organisms overcome plant immunity system and manipulate hosts.  Pathogen infection of plants is economically damaging to agricultural industries worldwide. Understanding the molecular basis of how plants interact with others in nature will provide new strategies to combat pathogens.


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Job description

Based on the genome and transcriptome analysis of plant pathogens, the research scientist will search for virulence genes, generate mutants to elucidate their biological functions, and elucidate the biochemical functions of the coding proteins. The research scientist will also identify targets of the virulence genes in plants to elucidate the interactions between plants and pathogens.

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, October 15, 2021 (Japan time).

For revising or uploading application documents and letters of recommendation:

Noon, October 21, 2021 (Japan time).


Start of Employment

RIKEN expects that the successful applicant will be able to take up this position at the earliest opportunity after April 1, 2022


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