Jun. 25, 2021
Seeking a Research Part-time worker
Laboratory for Consciousness（W21092)
Laboratory for Consciousness, Center for Brain Science (Team Leader: Hakwan Lau)
*Scheduled to start July 1st, 2021.
Psychology, Human Neuroscience
Our lab studies how the brain allows us to see and imagine things. We study human subjects.
Job Title and Job Description
Research Part-time Worker Ⅱ : 1 position
The main duty of the job is to help with data collection in experiments involving human subjects. This involves interacting with the participants, providing instructions, ensuring safety in operating the experimental equipment, as well as assisting in administrative duties such as preparing documents for obtaining ethical approval for studies.
The candidate should enroll in a master’s program or have a high level of specialized knowledge or skills.
Basic familiarity with common computer software applications, such as spreadsheet programs, is required. Some experience with data analysis and computer programming are desirable. Because of the nature of the work, communication skills are highly important, in both spoken Japanese and English.
Branch and address
RIKEN Wako (2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198）
Salary and Benefits
1,100-1,300JPY (Research Part-time Worker Ⅱ)
(Hourly salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.)
Terms of contract
The initial contract will be until March 31, 2022.
A one-year fixed-term employment contract, renewable based on the agreement of both parties, to a maximum of five years from the date of hire.
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.
The employee’s period of fixed-term employment cannot exceed 5 years from the initial date of hire (or 5 years from April 1, 2013 for fixed-term employees already at RIKEN prior to this date. However, employees who have previously worked at RIKEN may be subject to different rules on period of fixed-term employment. Please refer “RIKEN employment duration for fixed-term employees” for more details if necessary.).
4-5 days per week
The work hours shall be one of the following, with the total time not to exceed 35 hours/week.
1. 9 a.m.–5:20 p.m. (four times or less per week)
2. Set hours between 9 a.m. and 5:20 p.m., in one-hour units.
(Working days and hours are negotiable. However, daily working hours cannot be shifted for different days.)
Saturdays and Sundays, Japanese national holidays, New Year holidays (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
- RIKEN has introduced telework as a temporary and special measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19. You may be asked to work from home according to the instructions of the institute. You can also choose to work from home with the permission of your supervisor.
- No smoking on site (designated smoking areas available)
- Other provisions are in accordance with RIKEN regulations.
Application and Required Documents
- Complete CV (with photo and email address)
WORD(56KB) or EXCEL(159KB)
(*Write down in the notes section of your CV the number written next to the title of the job position (e.g. W21092)
- Reason for applying for the post (personal strengths, motivation, etc.)
- Optional : A letter of recommendation by current supervisor
- Optional : Work history
- 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: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection_en
Note: Application documents will not be returned.
July 15, 2021 (application to reach)
Handling personal data
Selection will be made based on application screening and interviews.
Start of Employment
As soon as possible (negotiable)
Contact Information/Send Application to
Center for Brain Science
Laboratory for Consciousness (Scheduled to be launched on July 1st),
Email: hakwan.lau [at] a.riken.jp (Replace [at] with @ )
For inquiries, please send an email.