Laboratory for Circuit and Behavioral Physiology, Center for Brain Science (Team leader：Thomas McHugh)
Histology, tissue handling, microscopy
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
Assist in ongoing experiments understanding memory circuits in the rodent brain. Primary duties are assisting in tissue processing, staining and image collection.
B.S or MA in a relevant field.
Experience and knowledge
We seek a highly motivated researcher with an interest in neuroscience. Experience with mouse work and/or immunohistochemistry/histology is preferred. Applicants must be comfortable working in an international setting
Branch and address
RIKEN Center for Brain Science
RIKEN Wako (2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198）
Salary and benefits
1100~1600 JPY（salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience)
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
maximum of 35h per week
National holidays, Saturdays and Sundays, year-end holidays, RIKEN Foundation Day
Compulsory welfare program: workers’ accident compensation insurance
No smoking on campus except the allowance area
Application and required documents
- Complete CV WORD(56KB) or EXCEL(159KB)
- Description of skills, experience and interests.
- Reasons for applying for the post
- List of references
- Consent form for handling personal information based on GDPR
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Please send your application by email.
Write the 5 digit number beginning with “W19258”, 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
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]riken.jp (Replace [at] with @)