interdisciplinary Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences Program (iTHEMS), RIKEN

2847 9263
Position ID:RIKEN-iTHEMS-RS [#9263]
Position Title: Research Scientist or Senior Research Scientist
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Wako, Saitama 351-0198, Japan [map]
Subject Areas: Nuclear Physics
Mathematical Physics
Condensed Matter Physics
Theoretical Physics
High-Energy Theory
Starting Date:2017/11/01
Appl Deadline:2017/08/31* finished (posted 2017/06/26, finished 2018/04/29)
Position Description:    

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iTHEMS is seeking theoretical physicists (particle physics, nuclear physics, condensed matter physics, mathematical physics, and related fields). Successful applicants are expected not only to pursue top-level researches in theoretical physics but also to lead interdisciplinary collaborations among different fields such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, life science, astronomy, computational science and information science under the concept of iTHEMS. For more details, send an e-mail to the contact person below.

Application deadline: open until filled. The applications received by 17:00 (JST), 31 August, 2017 are given full considerations for the appointment starting as early as on November 1, 2017. 

Work location
RIKEN Wako (2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198) 
RIKEN Kobe (7-1-26, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo 650-0047) 
iTHEMS research base in Kyoto University (20-2, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8502)  
iTHEMS research base in Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley, California USA).

About iTHEMS
 “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.

Salary and benefits
One-year fixed-term employment contract, renewable, and based on evaluation, within a period of seven years from date of hire.

RIKEN will decide whether to enter into a new contract on the basis of the employee’s abilities, work load, performance, work attitude, continuation of the center, laboratory or project in which the employee is involved at the time of termination of the original contract, and on the basis of RIKEN’s situation and budget conditions at the time.

For contracts entered into on or after April 1, 2013, RIKEN will not enter into a new fixed-term employment contract that extends the employee’s total years of employment at RIKEN to more than 10 years.

The salary system is annual and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Commuting and housing allowances will be provided. Social insurance will apply. Mandatory membership in the RIKEN Mutual Benefit Society (RIKEN Kyosaikai) is required. Days off include public holidays, New year’s holidays (Dec. 29 – Jan. 3), and RIKEN Foundation Day.

These and other provisions are in accordance with RIKEN regulations.

RIKEN promotes a Gender Equity Program by taking various measures to create an equitable workplace where both men and women are able to give full rein to their talents and abilities.

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 for applying for MEXT Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Kakenhi)   

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
After first screening, successful applicants will be interviewed.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
Further Info:
RIKEN, Hirosawa 2-1, Wako
Saitama 351-0198, Japan

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