Universities and Institutes of Japan

Universities and Institutes of Japan

Seeking A Few Research Scientists, Postdoctoral Researchers (Csrs-2404) (Reproductive System Riken Ecl Research Team) (To Be Established On Sep. 1,2024)

Japan

Closing in 325 days

28 Mar 2024

Job Information

Organisation/Company

RIKEN

Department

Administrative Support Office

Research Field

Neurosciences

Ethics in health sciences

Chemistry

Agricultural sciences

Biological sciences

Medical sciences

Pharmacological sciences

Anthropology

Technology

Environmental science

Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)

Country

Japan

Application Deadline

14 Mar 2025 - 23:59 (UTC)

Type of Contract

Permanent

Job Status

Not Applicable

Hours Per Week

See description

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme

Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

No

Offer Description

Background of the recruitment and description of the project Background of the recruitment and description of the project Research Field We need to increase crop productivity and keep the yields stable under harsh environments, including global warming. Our research focuses on the reproductive roles of numerous NON-coding RNAs, which don't encode protein, in crop sciences. This research aim is to elucidate the reproductive non-coding RNA system in plants and the importance of non-coding genomic regions that are ubiquitously present in higher organisms. As a final goal, we intend to develop the RNA regulation devices via functional RNAs that are respectively adapted under various environments.

Keyword Crop Science, Plant Reproduction, RNA Biology, Non-coding RNA・Non-coding Genomic Region, Mobile Signal

details of the business RIKEN is Japan's largest and most comprehensive research organization for basic and applied science.

Work content and job description We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated research scientist and/or postdoctoral researcher to conduct "Rice Reproduction Research".

The difference in positions is as follows:

Research Scientist Conducts laboratory research programs and others.

Postdoctoral Researcher Receives developmental guidance from supervisor and conducts laboratory research programs.

Core Job Responsibilities of Research Scientist and Postdoctoral Researcher

PROJECT I: Cell-to-cell Communication through Mobile Signals in Stamen Development. PROJECT II: Reproductive Strategy in Environmental Response using the Cultivated and Wild Rice.

These projects are expected to end on 31 March 2030. The job description may be changed during the contract period or upon contract renewal to the extent described above.

Assigned department Newly established departments Date of new establishment:to be established on Sep. 1,2024

Work location Address 230-0045 Kanagawa 1-7-22 Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama City RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (Yokohama Campus) RIKEN has implemented a work-from-home system. Employees can work from home in accordance with the prescribed procedures. RIKEN may order the employee to change work locations, if necessary.

Number of hired Number of hired:2 person(s) Number of hired description:Postdoctoral Researcher or/and Research Scientist, Two positions Job content supplemental explanation:Start of Employment: September 1, 2024 (Negotiable)

Requirements Additional Information

Benefits

Compensation Annual salary:3 million yen Wages description:Salary will be an annual salary based on experience, ability, and performance, and will consist of a base salary and a variable salary. The variable salary will be determined each fiscal year based on experience, ability, and performance. The monthly base salary is 355,000 JPY for Research Scientist, and 300,000 JPY for Postdoctoral Researcher, as of April 1, 2024. The monthly base salary and variable salary are subject to change due to amendments to RIKEN regulations.

Discretionary work, commuting and housing allowances will be provided. Social insurance will be applied.

The approximate amount of annual salary at the time of employment:

Research Scientist The annual salary including discretionary work allowance at the time of employment for a candidate with 5 years of experience, ability, and achievement after completion of the doctoral course will be approximately 5,200,000 JPY.

Postdoctoral Researcher The annual salary including discretionary work allowance at the time of employment for a candidate with 5 years of experience, ability, and achievement after completion of the doctoral course will be approximately 4,100,000 JPY. Working hours:09:00-17:20 Break time:12:00-12:50 Holidays :Days off include public holidays, New Year's holidays (Dec. 29 - Jan 3), and RIKEN Foundation Day. Paid leave includes annual paid leave (up to 20 days depending on the month of employment), special paid leave (childcare, family nursing care, etc.), and work life balance holidays (up to 7 days depending on the month of employment). Overtime and other explanations:This position falls under the specialized duties discretionary work system; one working day will be calculated as 7 hours and 30 minutes. Employment type:Contract employee Employment type description:Postdoctoral Researcher or/and Research Scientist Contract period:Nontenured Contract period description:1.A one-year fixed-term employment contract, renewable based on evaluation, to a maximum of the end of FY 2029 (March 31, 2030). Maximum employment duration for a Postdoctoral Researcher is 5 years. (Please note that from the viewpoint of career development, the tenure of a Postdoctoral Researcher at RIKEN will not, in principle, be reappointed for a period exceeding five years.) 2.RIKEN may adjust the above maximum period of renewability based on a) the employee's abilities, workload at the time of contract completion, performance and work attitude and b) the continuation of the employee's center, laboratory or project and RIKEN's management situation and budget at the time. In principle, employment contracts will not be renewed for individuals older than 70 years. 3.In principle, the center is set to continue its research to the end of the Mid- to Long-term Plan (7 years from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2025). However, ※ For this continuance, please refer to “Job Posting URL”. Probationary period:Probationary period present Probationary period description:In principle, the first two months of employment is considered a trial period. There is no change of working conditions.

Various systems Pay increase system:Salary will be an annual salary based on experience, ability, and performance, and will consist of a base salary and a variable salary. The variable salary will be determined each fiscal year based on experience, ability, and performance. Transportation expenses:available Others:Mandatory membership in the RIKEN Mutual Benefit Society (RIKEN Kyosaikai). There are also additional leave systems such as maternity leave, childcare leave, and family nursing care leave.

Insurance Employees' Health Insurance:available Employees' Pension Insurance:available Worker's accident insurance:available Employment insurance:available Others:available

Measures for preventing passive smoking at the workplace Smoking will be entirely prohibited on site from April 2024.

Supplementary explanation of compensation RIKEN is actively undertaking initiatives to promote gender equality and diversity, and moving forward with the establishment of a diverse and vibrant research environment. If multiple candidates are found to have the same aptitude following a fair assessment, active efforts will be made to recruit female candidates.

The childcare facility, RIKEN Kids Yokohama, is on the Yokohama Campus. For details, please contact the Welfare Group in the Human Resources Section, Administrative Division, Yokohama Campus at: kids-yk-hr at ml.riken.jp.

Also, eligible for an exemption from repayment for category 1 scholarship loans provided by the Japan Student Services Organization before fiscal year 2003 , and eligible applying for the MEXT Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Kakenhi).

RIKEN has a work-from-home system, but this position requires attendance at the work location. Therefore, the work-from-home system is not available for this position. For more information, please get in touch with the hiring staff at csrs-hr at riken.jp.

Additional comments

Handling Personal Data: Submitted documents are strictly protected under the RIKEN Privacy Policy and will be used only for the purpose of applicant screening at RIKEN. Personal information will not be disclosed, transferred or loaned to a third party under any circumstances without just cause.

Work Location(s)

Number of offers available

1

Company/Institute

RIKEN

Country

Japan

City

Kanagawa

Geofield

Where to apply

Website

https: // jrecin.jst.go.jp/seek/SeekJorDetail?fn=0&ln=1&id=D124030949&lnjor=1

Contact

City

Saitama

STATUS: EXPIRED

Job details

Title

Seeking A Few Research Scientists, Postdoctoral Researchers (Csrs-2404) (Reproductive System Riken Ecl Research Team) (To Be Established On Sep. 1,2024)

Employer

Universities and Institutes of Japan

Location

Japan

Published

March 28, 2024

Application deadline

March 14, 2025

Job type

Postdoc,Research

Field

Biology,Chemistry,Medicine,Social Science