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Seeking a Research Scientist or Senior Research Scientist (W19040)(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]
“Interdisciplinary Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences (iTHEMS) program" (program director: T. Hatsuda) promotes interdisciplinary collaborations and creation of new interdisciplinary fields through the interactions among researchers in mathematics, theoretical sciences, and computational sciences. Also, iTHEMS aims at nurturing young scientists who cross the boundaries between different disciplines.

For more information, please refer to the following website:
RIKEN Interdisciplinary Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences Program (iTHEMS)

[Job title and Job description]
Job title, available positions:
Research Scientist or Senior Research Scientist, one position

Position-specific task is as follows:

・[Research Scientist]
Conduct research projects under the program.
・[Senior Research Scientist]
Assist the Program Director or the Deputy Program Director, lead and supervise researchers affiliated with the program, and carry out research projects under the program autonomously.

The applicant will be assigned to an appropriate position based on his/her ability, aptitude, etc.

Job description:
iTHEMS is seeking a theoretical physicist in condensed matter science. Successful applicant is expected to pursue top-level researches in condensed matter science and also to lead interdisciplinary collaborations among different fields such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, life science, computational science, information science and social science under the concept of iTHEMS. For more details, send an e-mail to the contact address below.

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

[Start of Employment]
October 1st, 2019 (Negotiable)

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

Applicants must have Ph.D. or expect to receive Ph.D. before the date of the appointment.


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

Application period
2020/05/27 Deadline for receipt
Open until the position is filled
/notification of result
/contact details

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

Note: Application documents will not be returned.

Open until the position is filled

[Selection process]
Application screening, interview and oral presentation by selected applicants

[Contact Information]
RIKEN Interdisciplinary Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences Program (iTHEMS)
2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198
For inquiry, send an e-mail to ithems_app [at] with Subj: iTHEMS Research Scientist (inquiry: condensed matter science). (Replace [at] with @)

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