Seeking A Technical Staff I Or Ii (W23224) (Biofunctional Catalyst Research Team)

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

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Research Field





Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)



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 We work on the development of biologically inspired catalysts as well as the application of biological systems towards energy conversion and material production. Specifically, we aim to understand nature's ingenuity towards multielectron transfer catalysis, electron/proton transport, metabolic regulation, responsiveness to external stimuli, and energy management in deep sea environments to develop novel materials and systems necessary to effectively manage renewable energy sources.

Keywords Electrochemistry, Catalytic Chemistry, Analytical Science, Spectroscopy

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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 The technical staff will support experiments related to catalytic chemistry and analytical chemistry (preparation of catalysts, conducting and supporting experiments for catalytic characterization, data analysis, and data management, etc.) The successful candidate is also expected to take care of safety management related to chemical experiments and laboratory safety, such as liquid waste disposal and reagent management.

Technical Staff I Provides technical support to the laboratory at their own discretion.

Technical Staff II Provides technical support to the laboratory.

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.

Number of hired Number of hired:1 person(s) Number of hired description:Technical staff I (discretionary labor system) or technical staff Ⅱ (non discretionary labor system), 1 position The applicant will be assigned to an appropriate position based on his/her ability, aptitude, etc. Job content supplemental explanation:Start of Employment: As early as possible (Negotiable)

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Compensation Annual salary:2 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 239,500 JPY for Technical Staff I, and 206,900 JPY for Technical Staff II, as of April 1, 2023. The monthly base salary and variable salary are subject to change due to amendments to RIKEN regulations.

In addition to the salary mentioned above, discretionary work (only for Technical Staff I), commuting and housing allowances will be provided. Social insurance will be applied.

The approximate amount of monthly salary at the time of employment: Technical Staff I: The monthly salary including discretionary work allowance at the time of employment will be 300,000 JPY or more.

Technical Staff II: The monthly salary at the time of employment will be 240,000 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:Technical staffⅠposition falls under the specialized duties discretionary work system; one working day will be calculated as 7 hours and 30 minutes. Technical staffⅡfalls under the non-discretionary work system; Work hours: 9:00 to 17:20 (lunch break 12:00 to 12:50). Supervisors may instruct employees to work outside of these hours. Employment type:Contract employee Employment type description:Technical Staff I or II 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 7 years of employment.

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.

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, if it is decided that the research project with which the Employee is involved will not be continued, the above provision on continuation of the “research center, laboratory or project” applies and there will be no re- employment for FY 2025 (from April 1, 2025) 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.

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