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Apr. 11, 2019

Part-time Worker Position
Laboratory for Synaptic Molecules of Memory Persistence
Center for Brain Science (W19011)


Laboratory for Synaptic Molecules of Memory Persistence, Center for Brain Science (Team leader: Thomas Launey)

Research Field

Our laboratory studies the cellular mechanisms of memory formation in cerebellum.

Job title and Job description

Part-time worker, 1 position

  • The candidate will be part of the research team and will manage reagent/equipment ordering, communication with suppliers and budget.
  • He/She will assist the lab head to assure efficient laboratory operations.
  • Research support in scientific communication.
  • Assist foreign members of the research team to solve work-related administrative issues.


  • Bachelor degree in Life/Natural Sciences, preferably Biology/Chemistry or equivalent professional experiences
  • Native Japanese level for oral and written communication
  • Good oral communication in English.
  • Good organization and work ethics
  • Prior experience in scientific communication would be appreciated.

Work location

Branch and address

RIKEN Wako (2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198)

Salary and benefits

  • Hourly rate: 1000-1600 JPY (salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience)
  • Allowances: commuting allowance
  • Contract period: as soon as possible (but negotiable) to March 31, 2020.
    Annual contract renewable upon agreement of both sides, based on skills, work amount at the expiry of the contract, work performance, RIKEN’s financial conditions , and others. Total duration cannot exceed 5 years from the initial date of hire. Please refer “RIKEN employment duration for fixed-term employees” for more details if necessary.).
  • Hours: At least 20h/week with negotiated schedule (flexible).
  • Days off: National holidays, Saturdays and Sundays, year-end holidays, RIKEN Foundation Day
  • Compulsory welfare program: workers’ accident compensation insurance

Application and required documents

Required documents

For those applying to the Research Scientist position:

  1. Complete CV

Please send your application by email.

* Write the 4 digit number beginning with “W”, indicated in the parentheses next to the job title, in the open call ID section in the upper right corner of your CV.

How to apply

Send the PDF formatted application by email to thomas.launey[at] (Replace [at] with @)


Application documents will not be returned.


Open until the position is filled

Handling personal data

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

Selection process

Application screening and interview for selected applicants

Start of Employment

As soon as possible

Contact Information / Send application to

Laboratory for Synaptic Molecules of Memory Persistence
Attn: Thomas Launey
Email: thomas.launey[at] (Replace [at] with @)