Universities and Institutes of Japan

Universities and Institutes of Japan

Seeking A Postdoctoral Researcher (W23304)(Biomacromolecules Research Team)


Closing in 337 days

1 Feb 2024

Job Information




Administrative Support Office

Research Field


Pharmacological sciences

Ethics in health sciences


Environmental science


Medical sciences

Agricultural sciences

Biological sciences


Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)



Application Deadline

24 Jan 2025 - 23:59 (UTC)

Type of Contract


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?


Offer Description

Background of the recruitment and description of the project Background of the recruitment and description of the project Research Field The Biomacromolecules Research Team aim to create protein/peptide-based materials such as artificial spider silks as well as to develop peptide nano- carriers for the transformation and modification of intact plants, plant cells, and photosynthetic bacteria.

For more details, please refer to the following link. https: // enzyme.riken.jp/indexen.html

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 a candidate who can investigate on plastid and/or mitochondrial transformation, especially for the production of structural protein or the other functional molecules, and also who can design structural protein or the other biopolymers based on material informatics approaches in the JST COI-NEXT project.

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

The job description may be changed during the contract period or upon contract renewal to the extent described above.

Assigned department Existing departments

Work location Address 351-0198 Saitama 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako City, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (Wako 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:1 person(s) Number of hired description:Job title, available positions Postdoctoral Researcher 1 position Job content supplemental explanation:Start of Employment June 1, 2024 (Negotiable)

Requirements Additional Information


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 300,000 JPY 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 monthly salary at the time of employment: The monthly salary including discretionary work allowance at the time of employment for a candidate with 1 year of experience, ability, and achievement after completion of the doctoral course will be approximately 340,000 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 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 the fiscal year (March 31) in which the employee completes 5 years of employment. 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, work load 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 f 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.

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 is not permitted on site except in designated smoking areas. 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.

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).

The Wako Campus has an on-site daycare, RIKEN Kids Wako. For details, please send an email to the HR at kids at riken.jp.

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 enzyme-recruitment at riken.jp.

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Job details


Seeking A Postdoctoral Researcher (W23304)(Biomacromolecules Research Team)


Universities and Institutes of Japan




February 04, 2024

Application deadline

January 24, 2025

Job type



Biology,Chemistry,Medicine,Social Science