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Sep. 5, 2019

Part-time Staff Position
Yukiko Goda, Lab. for Synaptic Plasticity and Connectivity(W19123)


Laboratory for Synaptic Plasticity and Connectivity, Center for Brain Science (Laboratory Head: Dr. Yukiko Goda)


Neuron, Synapse, Molecular Biology

Research field

The Goda lab studies activity-dependent changes in the efficacy of information transmission across synapses, which are crucial for how the brain reacts to the environment, learns and stores memories. Focusing on the hippocampus and starting from the properties of individual synapses of specific connections, we study the cellular and molecular basis for their interactions with neighboring synapses, neurons and astrocytes in shaping the population activity that supports hippocampal circuit functions and behavior. To address these questions, we take a bottom-up approach using electrophysiology and fluorescence live-imaging in combination with methods of molecular biology, cell biology, and biochemistry.
Please refer to URL below for the lab studies.

Job title and description

Job title, available positions

Part-time worker
1 position

Job description

Assist with on-going research projects, including (1) plasmid preparation, immunohistochemistry, virus production, (2) experiments involving mice, such as culture preparation, virus injection, tissue sectioning, and (3) organizing laboratory supplies


Bachelor’s degree in a life science field, preferably with a Masters degree; expertise in handling and performing experiments involving mice and/or molecular biology will be an advantage.

Work location

RIKEN Wako (2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama, Japan) is located in greater Tokyo area, about 30 min from the center of the city by train.

Salary and benefits

Salary: 1,015 – 1,300 yen per hour. (Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.)
Working hours: 3 days per week, 9:00-14:50 (negotiable); maximum of 15h per week
Commuting allowances will be provided.
Contract Period: The Day start working to March 31, 2020
Days off include public holidays, New Year's holidays (Dec. 29 - Jan 3), and RIKEN Foundation Day.
These and other provisions are in accordance with RIKEN regulations.

Application and required documents

Required documents

  1. Complete CV WORD(56KB) or EXCEL(159KB)
  2. Reasons for applying for the post (personal strengths, motivation, etc.)
  3. Work history

Please send your application documents by email.


Application will be closed when 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

Selection will be made based on application screening and interviews.

Start of employment

After October 1st, 2019 (As early as possible)

Send application to

Dr. Yukiko Goda
e-mail: yukiko.goda[at]
(application accepted by email only)
Please refer to URL below for job offering in Japanese.

Contact information

Dr. Yukiko Goda
Laboratory for Synaptic Plasticity and Connectivity
RIKEN Center for Brain Science
2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198, Japan
Email: yukiko.goda[at]