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Laboratory Head

RIKEN invites applications for the position of Laboratory Head

  • Closing date: 15 Feb 2021
  • Japan | RIKEN
  • Date posted: 11 Dec 2020
  • Job type: Research facilities
  • Disciplines: Nuclear, fusion & energy  | Accelerators, neutron & light sources 

RIKEN’s research is based on synthesis 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.

The RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science (RNC) hosts the RI Beam Factory (RIBF) and the RIKEN BNL Research Center (RBRC), and has made world-leading research accomplishments such as the discovery of new neutron-rich nuclei, the discovery of the element Nihonium (113), and the measurement of the temperature of the quark-gluon plasma. The current research activities in RNC include the origin of the heavy elements in the universe, searching for new stable nuclei, nuclear properties under extreme conditions inside compact stars, nuclear transmutation of radioactive waste. The RNC aims to elucidate the fundamental principles to govern matter in the Universe and also to link the knowledge to the intellectual and technological advancement of humankind.

Field: nuclear theory in a broad sense

Physicist who leads theoretical researches in nuclear physics at RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science (RNC) and builds international and domestic collaborations between experimental and theoretical activities as well as nurtures young researchers.

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Start of employment

1 October 2021 or the earliest opportunity after this date.

Application deadline

Noon, 15 February 2021 (Japan Standard Time).


Upon appointment, RNC will allocate funding for the start-up of the laboratory, including start-up costs and personnel costs.


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