RIKEN, interdisciplinary Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences Program (iTHEMS)

2847 16240
Position ID:RIKEN-iTHEMS-RSCONDMAT [#16240, W20001]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Researcher or Research Scientist
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Wako, Saitama 351-0198, Japan [map]
Subject Areas: Condensed Matter Physics / Theoretical Condensed Matter, topological states, Majorana modes, Quantum Information, non-Hermitian systems
Mathematical Physics
Appl Deadline:2020/10/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2020/04/15, finished 2021/05/03, listed until 2020/12/31)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

Postdoctoral Researcher or Research Scientist (W20001) 

RIKEN Interdisciplinary Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences Program
(Program Director: Tetsuo Hatsuda)

【Research Field】
“Interdisciplinary Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences program (iTHEMS)” (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
Postdoctoral Researcher or Research Scientist, a few positions

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
iTHEMS is seeking postdoctoral researcher(s)/research scientist(s) in theoretical condensed matter physics. Successful applicant(s) are expected not only to pursue top-level researches in their own field but also to lead interdisciplinary collaborations among different fields such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, life sciences, engineering, computational sciences, information sciences, and social sciences, under the concept of iTHEMS. This time, we encourage junior applicants who have high research potential  in theoretical studies of topological states of matter, Majorana modes, topological quantum computing, mathematical physics, non-Hermitian systems, and related fields.  For further details, send an e-mail to the contact  address below. 

The candidate should possess a doctoral degree.

【Work location】
Branch and address;
RIKEN Wako (2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198) 

【Salary and benefits】
1 A one-year fixed-term employment contract, renewable based on evaluation, to a maximum 3 years (Postdoctoral Researcher) or 5 years (Research Scientist) from the initial of hire.

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 The employee’s period of fixed-term employment cannot exceed 10 years from the initial date of hire (or 10 years from April 1, 2013 for fixed-term employees already at RIKEN prior to this date).

In principle, the first two months of employment is considered a trial period. 
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Commuting and housing allowances will be provided. Social insurance will be applied. Mandatory membership in the RIKEN Mutual Benefit Society (RIKEN Kyosaikai). 

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

Days off include public holidays, New Year's holidays (Dec. 29 - Jan 3), and RIKEN Foundation Day. 
No smoking on site (designated smoking areas available)
 These and other provisions are in accordance with RIKEN regulations.
RIKEN is promoting a Gender Equity Program by taking various measures to create a workplace where both men and women are able to give full rein to their talents and abilities. When applicants are judged to be equally qualified on the basis of fair and impartial criteria, women applicants will be given preference.

Also, eligible for an exemption from repayment for category 1 scholarship loans provided by the Japan Student Services Organization before fiscal year 2003, and eligible applying for the MEXT Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Kakenhi).

【Application and required documents】
[Required documents] Please indicate applicable items in accordance with the rules of each research center/laboratory
1.Complete CV (with email address)
* Write down in the notes section of your CV the number written next to the title of the job position (e.g. W20001).
2. List of publications
3. Research statement (summary of research and research plan),
4. Your view of interdisciplinary theoretical and mathematical sciences
5. Contact address of more than two reference persons.
6. Consent form for handling personal information based on GDPR
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you are required to submit the document, “Consent form for handling personal information based on GDPR” with your signature. 
 *You will find detailed information about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the following website: 

[How to apply]

Application documents should be uploaded through 
Academic Jobs Online

(1) Application must arrive by Oct. 31, 2020 [revised June 26, 2020]

[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.

【Selection process】
Application screening, interview and oral presentation by selected applicants

【Start of Employment】
December 1st, 2020 (Negotiable) [revised June 26, 2020]

【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] ml.riken.jp with Subj: iTHEMS PD/RS (inquiry: cond-mat, W20001).
See also

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
RIKEN Interdisciplinary Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences Program (iTHEMS)
2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198

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