Seeking a Research Scientist or Postdoctoral Researcher (R-CCS1903) (Processor Research Team)

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    RIKEN(The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
    Computer science
    EngineeringComputer engineering
    TechnologyComputer technology
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    12/02/2021 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
    Japan › Hyogo
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Processor Research Team
RIKEN Center for Computational Science
(Team Leader: Kentaro Sano)

[Research field]
RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS), led by Center Director Satoshi Matsuoka, is an international research center in high performance computing and computational science in Japan. Our objectives are to investigate “the Science of (high performance) computing, by computing, and for computing", to research and develop our technologies (R-CCS technology) and software (R-CCS software), which we consider our core competence, in order to produce world-leading scientific and engineering results for use in Japan as well as globally.

Also, R-CCS started operating Japan's national flagship supercomputer, the K computer, as a shared national facility to support a wide range of research activities in 2011. Following K's success, development work on its successor, Supercomputer Fugaku, was launched in April 2014.

The Processor Research Team ("Processor team") conducts research to investigate and explore structural principles of new computing systems scalable even in the Post-Moore era, particularly, novel non-von-Neumann computer architectures and their programming methods where algorithms are mapped onto data-flow circuits.

[Job title and job descriptions]
Job title:
One Research Scientist* or Postdoctoral Researcher

Job description:
Conduct research regarding development of architecture evaluation environment and exploration of architecture design space as part of research contracted with New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). In the development of architecture evaluation environment, define design space of processor architectures suitable for vector data-flow processing including coarse-grain reconfigurable architecture (CGRA), and then develop emulators and/or evaluation environments required to analyze and evaluate performance characteristics of architectures with various configuration and parameters (You will take over what the former researcher developed so far). In the exploration of architecture design space, choose target applications and computational kernels, and then develop a tool set including a compiler to efficiently map them onto an architecture. With the tool set with the emulator and/or evaluation environment, explore the design space by evaluating various architecture configurations, and find appropriate architectures.

As necessary, conduct research in tight collaboration with other members of our team, other teams in R-CCS, other centers in RIKEN, and other collaborative partners in Japan and overseas.

[Work location]
Branch and address:
RIKEN Center for Computational Science
6-3-5, Minatojima-minami-machi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, 650-0047, Japan

[Start of employment]
At the earliest possible time after April 1, 2020

Computer architecture, simulator, emulator, CGRA

More Information


1.One-year fixed-term employment contract, renewable based on evaluation, but not beyond the end of March, 2023.
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 Equality 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).

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Updated as of Nov 30, 2020: "Salary and benefits

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