Positions for Technical Staff in Physical Biology Unit
（Unit Leader ：Dr. Tatsuo Shibata）
In our laboratory, we use theoretical, computational, and experimental approaches to look at how interactions of many molecules, genes, and cells give rise to polarity formation and information processing in motile cells, and to collective behaviors in cell populations from the viewpoint of physical sciences.
【Job title and Job description】
Technical staff or part-time staff
・Assist in the laboratory’s research activities by creating scripts and programs for image processing, data analysis, and computer simulations. Manage the laboratory’s computational environment, such as our Linux cluster computer, and Mac OS X and Windows systems.
・Experience with developing programs with C, Python, or other computer languages, or experience with processing biological and medical images.
・Proficient in Linux, Mac OS X or Windows systems.
・Capable of efficiently combining existing scripts and software, in different platforms such as Matlab, Mathematica, ImageJ, and R to reach set goals. It is not necessary to be proficient in all programs.
・Have an interest in biology and research, and is self-motivated.
・Good oral and written communication skills to work in collaboration with staff scientists.
For more particulars, please inquire by e-mail or phone.
Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science, computer engineering, image informatics, or other related areas. Have experience or knowledge in the job description listed above.
Address: 2-2-3 Minatojima-minamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, 650-0047, Japan
The RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology (CDB), located in western Japan, is a leading research institute in the fields of developmental and regenerative biology equipped with state-of-the-art research facilities. The CDB provides a truly international, collegial, and supportive environment for its nearly thirty laboratories, and also the resources for those laboratories to pursue research to broaden their understanding of developmental biology. All necessary communications can be conducted in English. If you are interested in research and life in Japan and RIKEN, please consult the following websites:
【Salary and benefits】
Full-time position with an annually renewable contract based on evaluations until March 31st, 2018. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Commuting and housing allowances will be provided. Social insurance will be applied. Mandatory membership in the RIKEN Mutual Benefit Society (RIKEN Kyosaikai). Days off includes weekends, public holidays, New Year's holidays (Dec. 29 - Jan 3), and RIKEN Foundation Day.
These and other provisions are in accordance with RIKEN regulations.
Note: The above description is for full-time staff. Salary and benefits differ for part-time staff. Please inquire if interested in applying for the part-time position.
【Application and required documents】
1.CV with e-mail address and photograph. Include research achievements if any
2.One letter of recommendation from your current supervisor and his/her contact information. (If it is difficult to obtain a recommendation letter from your current supervisor, a third party recommendation is acceptable.)
3.Certificate of graduation or copy of degree certificate from most recently attended educational institution.
4.Personal statement that includes your motivations for applying and any skills you have acquired. (No specific format.)
Applications are now being accepted. Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is appointed.
[Handling Personal Data]
Handling of Personal Data: All private data sent to RIKEN in application for employment is handled in strict confidentiality, and such data is not utilized for any other purpose or disclosed to any third party. Application documents will not be returned.
Selection will be made based on application screening and interviews.
【Start of Employment】
As early as possible (negotiable)
Inquiries regarding the details of the position and the process of application are encouraged.
Please send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
【Send application to】
Please send applications by email or mail to:
Address: 2-2-3 Minatojima-minamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0047, Japan
RIKEN Kobe branch, Kobe Administrative Division
Kobe Human Resources Section