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Work location : Kanto district - Saitama

Research field : Natural Science - Magnetism, superconductivity and strongly correlated systems

Date of publication : 2023/09/01

End date of accepting applications : 2024/08/31

Date of update : 2023/08/31

Seeking Postdoctoral Researchers (W23125) (Strong-Correlation Quantum Structure Research Group)

D123082003

National research institute / Independent administrative institute

Researcher/Postdoc level : Contract employee / Nontenured / Non-tenure track / Probationary period present

Job description

  • Background of the recruitment and description of the project

    [Research Field]
    Strongly correlated electron systems may exhibit various interesting emergent phenomena such as superconductivity, colossal magneto-resistance, and giant magneto-electric effects. These emergent phenomena are directly associated with the spatial distributions as well as the spatial and temporal fluctuations of atoms, electron density, and spin density. We are going to perform crystallographic and magnetic structure analyses, spectroscopies, and imaging by using synchrotron x-rays and neutrons to reveal them.

    [Keyword]
    Magnetism, Strong Correlation, Synchrotron x-ray, neutron scattering, imaging

  • Work content and job description

    We are seeking highly motivated condensed-matter scientists in the field of strongly correlated electron systems. The successful candidates will carry out original research relating to one or more of the following research topics by utilizing synchrotron x-rays or neutrons.

    1.Nontrivial magnetic orders originating from the breaking of space inversion symmetry or the geometrical frustration.
    2.Orbital orders and excitations.
    3.Unconventional electronic states in 5d transition-metal compounds.
    4.Domain structures in ordered states.

  • Assigned department

    Existing departments

    Strong-Correlation Quantum Structure Research Group, RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science

Job type

  • Researcher/Postdoc level

Research field

  • Natural Science - Magnetism, superconductivity and strongly correlated systems

Wages

  • Annual Salary : 3 million yen ~

    Salary will be an annual salary based on experience, ability, and performance, and will consist of a base salary and a variable salary. The variable salary will be determined each fiscal year based on experience, ability, and performance. The monthly base salary is 295,100 JPY as of April 1, 2023. The monthly base salary and variable salary are subject to change due to amendments to RIKEN regulations.

    Discretionary work, commuting and housing allowances will be provided. Social insurance will be applied.

    The approximate amount of monthly salary at the time of employment:
    The monthly salary including discretionary work allowance at the time of employment for a candidate employed just after completion of the doctoral course will be approximately 350 thousand JPY.

Working hours

  • Working hours :09:00-17:20

    Break time :12:00-12:50

    Holidays : Days off include public holidays, New Year's holidays (Dec. 29 - Jan 3), and RIKEN Foundation Day. Paid leave includes annual paid leave (up to 20 days depending on the month of employment), special paid leave (childcare, family nursing care, etc.), and work life balance holidays (up to 7 days depending on the month of employment).

    Overtime and other explanations : This position falls under the specialized duties discretionary work system; one working day will be calculated as 7 hours and 30 minutes.

Application requirements

Qualifications

  • Education and Degree Requirements

    Ph.D. / Doctor

    The candidate should possess a doctoral degree and have experience of postdoctoral research of less than 5 years, or the candidate will be able to obtain a doctoral degree before the work start date. Experience with synchrotron x-ray or neutron measurements is not required.

Employment Type

  • Contract employee

    Postdoctoral Researchers

Contract period

  • Nontenured - Non-tenure track

    1.A one-year fixed-term employment contract, renewable based on evaluation, to a maximum 5 years of employment.
    2.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. In principle, employment contracts will not be renewed for individuals older than 65 years.
    3.When the center to which the Employee is affiliated is scheduled for a final review in FY2024 and it is decided that the Employee's research will not be continued, the provision given above for projects of limited duration applies and the Employee's contract will not be renewed for the FY2025 year that would extend employment beyond the center's final fiscal year.

    Probationary period present

    In principle, the first two months of employment is considered a trial period.

Work location

  • 351-0198 Saitama 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako

    RIKEN has implemented a work-from-home system. Employees can work from home in accordance with the prescribed procedures.

Compensation

  • Various systems

    Pay increase system : Salary will be a monthly salary based on experience, ability, and performance, and will consist of a base salary and a variable salary. The variable salary will be determined each fiscal year based on experience, ability, and performance.

    Transportation expenses : available

    Others : Mandatory membership in the RIKEN Mutual Benefit Society (RIKEN Kyosaikai).
    There are also additional leave systems such as maternity leave, childcare leave, and family nursing care leave.

  • Insurance

    Employees' Health Insurance : available

    Employees' Pension Insurance : available

    Worker's accident insurance : available

    Employment insurance : available

    Others : available

  • Measures for preventing passive smoking at the workplace

    Smoking is not permitted on site except in designated smoking areas. Smoking will be entirely prohibited on site from April 2024.

  • Supplementary explanation of compensation

    RIKEN is actively undertaking initiatives to promote gender equality and diversity, and moving forward with the establishment of a diverse and vibrant research environment. If multiple candidates are found to have the same aptitude following a fair assessment, active efforts will be made to recruit female candidates.

    The Wako Campus has an on-site daycare, RIKEN Kids Wako. For details, please send an email to the HR at kids [at] riken.jp.

Application Considerations

Number of hired

1 person(s)

Description

Postdoctoral Researcher 1 position

Job content supplemental explanation

Start of Employment:
On or after January 1, 2024 (Negotiable)

Application period

2023/09/01~2024/08/31 Deadline for receipt

Open until the position is filled.

Application method

  • Attached documents

    Application Form : Online Submission
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    Achievements and Activities : Online Submission
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    Other online application forms
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  • Return of application documents

    Others

    Application documents will not be returned. Submitted documents including personal information will be used only for the purpose of applicant screening.

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Selection / Notification of result

  • Selection

    Application screening and interview for selected applicants

  • Notification of result

    The results will be notified individually by e-mail, etc.

Contact details

RIKEN

Strong-Correlation Quantum Structure Research Group, RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science

Takahisa Arima

takahisa.arima-ABC-@riken.jp

※ Please delete "-ABC-" in the above email address.
For inquiries, please send an email.

Notes

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.

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