ORGANISATION/COMPANYRIKEN(The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
RESEARCHER PROFILELeading Researcher (R4)Established Researcher (R3)
APPLICATION DEADLINE15/02/2021 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
LOCATIONJapan › Saitama
TYPE OF CONTRACTPermanent
HOURS PER WEEKSee description
RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science, A new laboratory (Nuclear Theory)
[Research field and overview]
RIKEN's research is based on synthesis and interdisciplinarity, and with free thinking as its basic philosophy, RIKEN promotes research that goes beyond the boundaries of conventional research fields, while at the same time responding to the needs of society from a strategic perspective.
RIKEN invites applications for the position of Laboratory Head (indefinite-term employment position) to serve in a leadership position in the following research area. The successful candidate will be responsible for directing research projects from a medium-to-long-term perspective.
The RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science (RNC) hosts the RI Beam Factory (RIBF) and the RIKEN BNL Research Center (RBRC), and has made world-leading research accomplishments such as the discovery of new neutron-rich nuclei, the discovery of the element Nihonium (113), and the measurement of the temperature of the quark-gluon plasma. The current research activities in RNC include the origin of the heavy elements in the Universe, searching for new stable nuclei, nuclear properties under extreme conditions inside compact stars, nuclear transmutation of radioactive waste. The RNC aims to elucidate the fundamental principles to govern matter in the Universe and also to link the knowledge to the intellectual and technological advancement of humankind.
Field: Nuclear theory in a broad sense
Physicist who leads theoretical researches in nuclear physics at RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science (RNC) and builds international and domestic collaborations between experimental and theoretical activities as well as nurtures young researchers.
Laboratory Head: 1 position
Branch and address:
RIKEN Wako Campus (2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198)
[Start of employment]
October 1, 2021 or the earliest opportunity after this date.
Nuclear Theory, Nuclear astrophysics, Super heavy elements, Nuclear transmutation
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- Upon appointment, RNC will allocate funding for the start-up of the laboratory, including start-up costs and personnel costs.
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