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Seeking a Postdoctoral Researchers or a Research Scientist (W20096)(Emergent Molecular Function Research Team)
RIKEN(The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
Center for Emergent Matter Science
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National research institute / Independent administrative institute
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Emergent Molecular Function Research Team
RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science
(Team Leader: Kazuo Takimiya)

[Research Field]
Our research team focuses on the design, synthesis, and application of functional π-materials. Our ultimate goal is to explore the frontier of materials science with such organic molecules by elucidating their molecular-scientific aspects, design principal, and device applications.
Specifically, we are conducting a wide range of research from material development by synthetic chemistry, device fabrication/evaluation, such as organic transistors and solar cells, to development of molecular design and thin film fabrication process, structural analysis and physical property evaluation.

For more information, please refer to the following webpage:
Emergent Molecular Function Research Team | RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science

[Job title and Job description]
Job title, available positions:
Postdoctoral Researcher or Research Scientist 1 position

Postdoctoral Researcher is defined as those with a doctoral degree of 5 years or less.
Research Scientist is defined as those with a doctoral degree more than 5 years.

Job description:
Research on functional π-electron compounds, including design, synthesis, characterization of new π-conjugated materials, and fabrication/evaluation of organic devices.
Additional duties for smooth conduction of researches including publication of research papers.

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

[Start of Employment]
As early as possible

Organic synthesis, Organic semiconductor

Research field
All Engineering
All Chemistry
Job type
Researcher/Postdoc level
Employment status
Work location
Kanto district - Saitama 

The candidate should possess a doctoral degree from the field of organic materials, organic semiconducting devices, or in the related fields. Or the candidate will be able to obtain a doctoral degree in the above fields before the work start date. Experience of post-doctoral research must be less than 5 years.


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

Application period
2021/10/06 Deadline for receipt
Open until the position is filled
/notification of result
/contact details

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

How to apply:
Send the PDF formatted application by email to takimiya [at]
(Recommendation letters must be emailed directly from the reference to takimiya [at]

Note: Application documents will not be returned.

Open until the position is filled

Selection process:
Application screening and interview for selected applicants

Contact Information / Send application to:
Emergent Molecular Function Research Team, RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science
2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198
Email: takimiya [at]
For inquiries, please send an email.

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