Seeking A Research Scientist (W23227)(Surface And Interface Science Laboratory)

Universities and Institutes of Japan
December 06, 2024
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:fixed-term employmen
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21 Dec 2023

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Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)



Application Deadline

6 Dec 2024 - 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 Our research focuses on describing the details of energy transport and conversion at solid surfaces and interfaces in the nanoscale regime. In order to understand basic mechanisms at the single-molecule/atom level, we use scanning tunneling microscopy (STM)/spectroscopy. Moreover, on the basis of our experiences and achievements cultivated in single-molecule chemistry on solid surfaces for many years, we also developed photon-STM combined with light irradiation and optical detection at various frequencies and investigate energy conversion between electrons and photons of nano-scale materials. Furthermore, we aim for the creation of novel science by developing novel local spectroscopic techniques and ultimate measurements based on scanning probe microscopy.

keywords Surface, Interface, Scanning Probe Microscopy

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

Work content and job description Job description The research will focus on single-molecule spectroscopy on solid surfaces. In particular, we welcome applicants with experience in developing advanced surface spectroscopy methods using scanning probe microscopy and with an interest in surface and interface research in materials science. The purpose of this call is to promote the development of single-molecule surface spectroscopy methods in the Institute's research project "Single-Molecule Science" (2022-2026).

Assigned department Existing departments

Work location Address 351-0198 Saitama 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako RIKEN Wako RIKEN has implemented a work-from-home system. Employees can work from home in accordance with the prescribed procedures.

Number of hired Number of hired:1 person(s) Number of hired description:Job title, available positions:Research Scientist 1 position Basically, Research Scientist is defined as those with a doctoral degree of more than 5 years. Job content supplemental explanation:Start of Employment:May 1, 2024 (Negotiable)

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Compensation Annual salary:4 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 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, will be 399,010 JPY or more. 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:Research Scientist Contract period:Nontenured Contract period description:1.A one-year fixed-term employment contract, renewable based on evaluation, up to the end of March 2027 from date of hire. 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 65 years. 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

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