Research Field and Overview
RIKEN's research is based on comprehensiveness and interdisciplinarity, and 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 medium-to-long-term perspective.
Field: Transdisciplinary research in the area of space science and the global environment
The RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science aims to promote research on nuclear transformations in space and on the earth, and to apply the results to solve the environmental, energy, and resource problems facing humanity. To this end, we conduct nuclear physics research using the heavy-ion accelerator "RI Beam Factory (RIBF)," which contributes to artificial nuclear transformation. In parallel, we develop experimental, observational, and theoretical studies on nuclear transformation in space, namely nucleosynthesis. We also conduct interdisciplinary research and industrial applications using heavy ion beam and isotope analysis techniques.
In order to elucidate the synthesis of heavy elements in space, it is necessary to extract information on the frequency of supernova explosions with a high degree of precision that cannot be obtained with astronomical observation. Isotopic and ion-abundance ratios are considered to have great potential for searching for signs of supernova explosions remaining in terrestrial materials. The research should also include consideration to applying the method to obtaining data on solar activity and long-term global climate change.
The RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science is seeking a Laboratory Head to promote the above scientific field and to lead the development of analytical techniques and instruments necessary to carry out the research.
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Start of employment:
RIKEN expects that the successful candidate will be able to take up this position at the earliest opportunity on or after April 1, 2023.
The application must arrive no later than noon, September 21, 2022 (Japan Standard Time)
Email: kjk-desk [at] riken.jp
For research-related inquiries:
Tomohiro Uesaka (Group Director, RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science)
Email: m23w02 [at] ml.riken.jp