Careers

Sep. 2, 2021

Research Part-time Worker Position
Laboratory for the Neural Circuitry of Learning and Memory(W21143)

Laboratory

Laboratory for the Neural Circuitry of Learning and Memory (Laboratory Head: Joshua Johansen)

Research Area

Biology

Research field

Our laboratory studies the neural basis of emotion, memory and decision making using carefully designed behavioral tasks, computational analysis of neural activity (in-vivo electrophysiology and calcium imaging) and neural circuit based perturbation approaches (optogenetics/chemogenetics).

Job title and description

Job title

Research Part-time Worker I or II : 1 position

Job description

Conduct experimental studies on the brain mechanisms of emotional learning and memory working with an experienced postdoctoral fellow.

Qualifications

Experience in rodent experimental approaches including stereotaxic surgery, brain tissue sectioning, and/or immunohistochemistry is preferred but not mandatory.

Research Part-time Worker I

A person who is engaged in supporting research activities in order to effectively advance research projects, and who meets either of the following criteria:
A. 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
B. Has knowledge or experience equivalent to that of a person with a doctoral degree

Research Part-time Worker II

A person who is engaged in assisting research activities in order to effectively advance research projects, and who meets either of the following criteria:
A. Enrolled in a master’s 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
B. Has a high level of specialized knowledge or skills

Work location

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

Salary and benefits

Hourly wages

1,100-1,300JPY (Research Part-time Worker Ⅱ)
1,400-1,600JPY (Research Part-time WorkerⅠ)
(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.).

Please note, this position does not support a Japanese work visa.

Working days

4-5 days per week

Working hours

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.)

Holidays

Saturdays and Sundays, Japanese national holidays, New Year holidays (Dec.29-Jan.3), and RIKEN Foundation Day (4th Monday in October).
Other provisions
- 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

  1. Complete CV Word (55.4KB) or Excel(57.6KB)
  2. Reason for applying for the post (personal strengths, motivation, etc.)
  3. List of References

Note: Application documents will not be returned.

How to apply

Send application materials by email to joshua.johansen [at]riken.jp
Note: Application documents will not be returned.

Deadline

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

Contact information/Send application to

RIKEN Center for Brain Science
Laboratory for the Neural Circuitry of Learning and Memory
NCGR bldg 101
2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198
Email: joshua.johansen [at]riken.jp (Replace [at] with @ )
For inquiries, please send an email.