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January. 20, 2020

Part-time Workers
Laboratory for Neurodiversity(W19260)


Laboratory for Neurodiversity, Center for Brain Science (Team leader:Adrian Moore)

Research area

Biology, Medical Science

About lab

Our aim is to investigate, at the level of an individual precursor cell, or an individual nascent neuron, how differentiation pathways are initiated and directed to create diversity in neuron form and function.

Job title and description

Positon & number of opening

Research part-time worker I 1 position

Job description

The Laboratory for Neurodiversity (Moore) at RIKEN is looking for a Part-time worker. The worker is required to carry out animal breeding, animal genetics, molecular biology (animal genotyping, in situ probe generation etc.), section preparation, advanced immunohistochemistry, mRNA in situ analysis, quantitation and phenotypic analysis of stained sections


Educational background

The applicant should meet the following criteria.
Has knowledge or experience equivalent to that of a person with a doctoral degree or be enrolled in a doctoral program and if a non-Japanese citizen, fulfills all of the following conditions:

  1. Can verify having Permission to Engage in Activity other than that Permitted under the Status of Residence Previously Granted
  2. Does not have a concurrent position outside of RIKEN
  3. Works no more than 28 hours per week

Experience and knowledge

Experienced and skilled in (animal breeding, animal genetics, molecular biology (animal genotyping, in situ probe generation etc.), section preparation, advanced immunohistochemistry, mRNA in situ analysis, quantitation and phenotypic analysis of stained sections) and at least 3 years of previous laboratory experience. The ability to function effectively in a diverse team will be considered strongly in selection. A working level of English is required.

Work location

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

Salary and benefits

Hourly salary

1400-1600 JPY(salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience)


commuting allowance provided (within a pre-determined range.)

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

Working days and hours

within 28 hours/week with daily working hours either as below:

  1. From 9:00 am to 5:20 pm
  2. In stipulated one-hour units between 9:00 am and 5:20 pm


Saturdays and Sundays, Japanese National Holidays, Year-end and New Year (Dec. 29 - Jan 3), and RIKEN Foundation Day (4th Monday in October).


Worker’s accident compensation insurance applies. Social insurance will be applied depending on the working conditions

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. Reasons for applying for the post
  3. Consent form for handling personal information based on GDPR
    If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you are required to submit the document, “Consent form for handling personal information based on GDPR” with your signature.

    *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 “W19260”, indicated in the parentheses next to the job title, in the open call ID section in the upper right corner of your CV.


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 early as possible


Please contact by email if you have any questions

Contact information/Send application to

RIKEN Center for Brain Science
Laboratory for Neurodiversity
2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198
Email: GCNA-admin[at] (Replace [at] with @ )
For inquiries, please send an email.