Research & Development Scientist (W20168)(Ion Beam Breeding Team)

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    RIKEN(The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
    Biological sciences
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    07/12/2021 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
    Japan › Saitama
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Ion Beam Breeding Team
Beam Mutagenesis Group
RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science
(Team Leader: Tomoko Abe)

[Research Field]
We developed a tailor-made breeding technology to increase the mutation rate and to adjust the damage size of the target gene by selecting the species, speed, and number of ions. We study the pathways for repairing DNA damage caused by ion irradiation and develop technologies leading to additional increase the mutation rate. Responsible genes of rice are isolated from selected mutants such as salt tolerance, high yield, dwarf and early-flowering. In mutation breeding, we recommend carbon-ion irradiation for plant and iron-ion irradiation for microbe. Our study contributes to breeding varieties for practical use in collaboration with breeders.

[Job title and Job description]
Job title, available positions:
Research & Development Scientist, one position

Job description:
The candidate will analyze the type and frequency of mutation in various DNA-repair mutants, study the pathways contribute to the repair of damage caused by heavy-ion irradiation, and initiate basic and applied research on ion-beam mutagenesis in plants. The successful candidate will establish cooperative relationship with domestic/overseas collaborators to develop novel technologies, and engage in tasks to support ion-beam irradiation experiments about 12 times a year.

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

[Start of Employment]
April 1st, 2021 (Negotiable)

More Information


1.A one-year fixed-term employment contract, renewable based on evaluation, to a maximum of March 31, 2026.
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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EURAXESS offer ID: 585823
Posting organisation offer ID: D120120452


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