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January. 20, 2020

Part-time Workers
Laboratory for Circuit and Behavioral Physiology(W19259)


Laboratory for Circuit and Behavioral Physiology, Center for Brain Science (Team leader:Thomas McHugh)

Research area



Molecular biology, PCR, cell culture

About lab

We combine in vivo electrophysiology and imaging with cutting-edge conditional genetics to address how memories are encoded, consolidated and recalled.

Job title and description

Positon & number of opening

Research part-time worker I or II 1 position

Job description

Assist in ongoing experiments, including cell culture, viral production, genotyping and construct production.


Educational background

B.S or MA in a relevant field.

Experience and knowledge

We seek a highly motivated researcher with an interest in molecular biology and its application to neuroscience. Experience in molecular techniques (cell culture, PCR, cloning, etc) is necessary. Applicants must be comfortable working in an international setting

Work location

Branch and address
RIKEN Center for Brain Science
RIKEN Wako (2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198)

Salary and benefits

Hourly salary

1100~1600 JPY(salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience)


commuting allowance

Contract period

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 may not exceed 5 years, in principle. (Note: For persons applying from within RIKEN, total years of employment at RIKEN may not exceed 5 years in total, counting from April 1, 2013. Other provisions are the same as for a new hire.) Please refer “RIKEN employment duration for fixed-term employees” for more details if necessary


9:00-15:50 (negotiable)
maximum of 35h per week

Days off

National holidays, Saturdays and Sundays, year-end holidays, RIKEN Foundation Day

Other conditions

Compulsory welfare program: workers’ accident compensation insurance
No smoking on campus except the allowance area

Application and required documents

Required documents

  1. Complete CV WORD(56KB) or EXCEL(159KB)
  2. Description of skills, experience and interests.
  3. Reasons for applying for the post
  4. List of references
  5. Consent form for handling personal information based on GDPR
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    *You will find detailed information about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the following website:

Please send your application by email.
Write the 5 digit number beginning with “W19259”, indicated in the parentheses next to the job title, in the open call ID section in the upper right corner of your CV.


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

April 1, 2020 (negotiable)


Please contact by email if you have any questions

Contact information/Send application to

Lab for Lab for Circuit and Behavioral Physiology
Attn.: Thomas McHugh
Emal: thomas.mchugh[at] (Replace [at] with @)