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Seeking a Deputy Program Director(W19020)(Interdisciplinary Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences Program)
RIKEN(The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
Interdisciplinary Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences Program
Institution type
National research institute / Independent administrative institute
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RIKEN Interdisciplinary Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences Program
(Program Director: Tetsuo Hatsuda)

[Research Field]
The goal of the Interdisciplinary Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences (iTHEMS) program is to function as an international center that brings together researchers in theoretical, mathematical, and computational science to unravel mysteries of the Universe, matter, and life, as well as to solve key problems in modern society. Additionally, by offering interdisciplinary schools, workshops, and lectures by leading scientists in academia and by researchers in industries, iTHEMS aims at developing an ideal environment for young researchers to make major breakthroughs. Furthermore, iTHEMS forms an international network for brain circulation through collaborations with domestic and overseas research institutions.

[Job title and Job description]
Deputy Program Director / one position

Job description:
A researcher who leads the field of mathematical biology, understands the purpose of iTHEMS to promote collaborative research across fields, and engages in research and management from a comprehensive perspective.

[Work location]
Branch and address:
RIKEN Wako (2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198)

[Start of Employment]
April 1, 2020 (negotiable)

Research field
Mathematical and physical sciences
All Mathematical and physical science
All Chemistry
All Biology
Job type
Research Administration
Employment status
Work location
Kanto district - Saitama 

Successful candidate must have high research achievements in mathematical biology, have broad insights into the link between life science and mathematical science, and have strong motivation to engage in research and management in iTHEMS under collaborations inside and outside of RIKEN.


For details about "Salary and benefits", please refer to the above "Job posting URL".

Application period
2019/10/31 Deadline for receipt
17:00(JST), October 31, 2019
/notification of result
/contact details

[Application and required documents]
Required documents:
Please refer to the above "Job posting URL" regarding the "Required documents".

How to apply:
Send a combined PDF file (1)-(5) by email to ithems-jinji[at]
Reference letters must be emailed directly from the writers to ithems-jinji[at]
(Replace [at] with @ )
Note: Application documents will not be returned.

17:00(JST), October 31, 2019

[Selection process]
Application screening and interview for selected applicants

*Full−time appointment preferred (negotiable)

[Contact Information / Send application to]
RIKEN Interdisciplinary Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences (iTHEMS)
Email: ithems-jinji[at] (Replace [at] with @ )
For inquiries, please send an email.

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