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Seeking a Team Leader (indefinite-term employment position) (M22W10) (Accelerator Group RILAC Team)
RIKEN(The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
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Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science
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National research institute / Independent administrative institute
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RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science Accelerator Group RILAC Team

[Mission of the Team]
The RIKEN Heavy-ion Linac (RILAC) provides not only intense medium-heavy beams as an injector for the RI Beam Factory (RIBF) accelerator complex, but also provides beams directly to various experiments such as superheavy element research and RI production, producing world-class research results. The RILAC is a system with a total acceleration voltage of 39 MV, consisting of mainly a frequency-tunable RFQ, a frequency-tunable linac of the Wideroe type, a frequency-tunable DTL, and a recently commissioned superconducting linac. The team is responsible for the operation, maintenance, and upgrading for efficient and stable operation of RILAC.
For more information about the RIBF, the RILAC Team and related technical documents, please refer to the web pages and papers:
For please refer to the above "Job posting URL".

Job description:
The successful candidate will lead the RILAC Team and take an initiative role in the stable operation and performance improvement of RILAC. The candidate will develop a new technology to stably accelerate and deliver high-intensity beams of various ions, supplied from the world's highest-performance RIKEN 28-GHz superconducting ECR ion source, using the newly installed superconducting linac SRILAC. The candidate is also expected to promote research that takes advantage of RILAC's high performance from a technical perspective, in collaboration with other teams in the center. Furthermore, the candidate will contribute to the accelerator-related communities by reporting advanced technologies developed here, and by conducting research and development of more high-performance accelerators through domestic/international collaboration. The candidate will also strive to develop human resources in the team through the research activities described above.

Open Positions:
Team Leader: 1 position

[Rights and Responsibilities]
・Required to participate in RIKEN management activities in addition to conducting the operation, maintenance, and upgrading of RILAC described above as a Team Leader.
・Eligible to apply for competitive funding from within and outside RIKEN.
・Eligible to host indefinite-term researchers, fixed-term researchers, Special Postdoctoral Researchers and Junior Research Associates.
・Eligible to apply for the purchase of commodities and research funds.
・Responsible for overseeing laboratory members, managing the laboratory budget and handling the maintenance and use of all laboratory equipment and instruments.

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

[Start of Employment]
RIKEN expects that the successful candidate will be able to take up this position at the earliest opportunity on or after October 1, 2022.

Accelerator, linac, heavy ion, high frequency acceleration, superconducting acceleration cavity

Research field
Mathematical and physical sciences
All Engineering
Job type
Professor level
Associate Professor/Lecturer (full-time) level
Employment status
Work location
Kanto district - Saitama 

Applicants should have outstanding achievements in the research, development and operation of accelerators. The candidate should conduct research and development to improve the performance of above-noted RILAC in collaboration with related sections/teams in RIKEN and relevant research communities.
The candidate should possess a doctoral degree or equivalent achievements in the relevant research fields.
Applicants from overseas are welcome.


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

Application period
2022/01/12 Deadline for receipt
The application must arrive no later than noon, January 12, 2022 (Japan Standard Time)
/notification of result
/contact details

[Application and required documents]
Required documents:
All the application documents should be prepared in English.
Please refer to the above "Job posting URL" regarding the "Required documents“

How to apply:
The application documents (items 1 to 7 and 9) combined into a single PDF file should be uploaded to the Web site:
For please refer to the above "Job posting URL".

The file name of the PDF should contain your contact email address.
After you uploaded the PDF, please let us (kjk-desk [at] know the file name of the uploaded file.
If a confirmation email is not received within 7 days after submission, please contact: kjk-desk [at]

Letters of recommendation must be directly submitted from the referees to kjk-desk [at] by email with the subject line “RILAC Team TL [applicant's name] (Letter of recommendation)," by noon,
January 12, 2022 (Japan Standard Time).

Note: Application documents will not be returned.

The application must arrive no later than noon, January 12, 2022 (Japan Standard Time)

[Selection process]
After application documents are screened, only the successful candidates will be asked to have an interview. The interview will be held on March 25, 2022.
There will be final interviews with RIKEN executive directors as part of the hiring process.

[Contact Information]
For inquiries concerning the research,
Email: ueno [at]
Dr. Hideki UENO, Chair of the Selection Committee
Chief Scientist, Nuclear Spectroscopy Laboratory, RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research

For inquiries: kjk-desk [at]
Contact by phone is not available.

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