Seeking a Research Scientist (21W22)(Star and Planet Formation Laboratory)

This job offer has expired

    RIKEN(The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
    TechnologyChemical technology
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    15/10/2021 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
    Japan › Saitama
    See description


Star and Planet Formation Laboratory
RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research
(Chief Scientist: Nami Sakai)

[Research Field and Overview]
Star formation is one of the most fundamental structure-formation processes in the universe. By use of the state-of-the-art radio telescopes including ALMA, we are investigating chemical evolution along star and planet formation. At the same time, we are also revealing its formation mechanism by full use of chemical tools. When and how is a disk structure formed around a protostar, how is it evolved into a protoplanetary disk and eventually to a planetary system, and how chemical composition changes along them? Those are essential questions deeply related to the origin of the Solar system and even the life. Toward full understanding of the chemical evolution, we are also conducting related laboratory experiment; spectroscopy of molecules in astronomical interests in the millimeter and submillimeter regimes.

[Open Positions]
Open Positions:
Research Scientist: 1 position

Job description:
The successful candidate is expected to lead researches on spectroscopy of molecules in astronomical interests in the millimeter and submillimeter regimes. By using the spectroscopic knowledge, she/he is also expected to enhance her/his studies to understand molecular formation in interstellar clouds as well as protoplanetary-disk forming region. Depending on necessity, the successful candidate may also start any other study related to the theme. Successful candidate is also expected to be involved in the group management to help the PI and takes charge of various tasks in the group.

1)Applicants must have good communication skills and be able to engage in the research in a coordinated manner (should be a good team player).
2)Applicants must be comfortable with English professionally for scientific discussion (Japanese language skills are welcome but not mandatory).
3)Publications particularly on the above theme are not mandatory. On the other hand, applicants must have a wide scope (not only limited to molecular spectroscopy), fundamental knowledge of the high-resolution molecular spectroscopy, and most importantly a strong interest to pursue the research theme: spectroscopy of molecules in astronomical interests and its application to astrochemistry.
Since it is interdisciplinary field, young researchers, who are courageous enough to jump into new fields, are welcome.

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

[Start of employment]
RIKEN expects that the successful applicant will be able to take up this position at the earliest opportunity after April 1, 2022

Astronomy, Chemistry, Astrochemistry

More Information


For details about "Salary and benefits",please refer to the above"Job posting URL".

Additional comments

・No information can be released regarding application status or evaluation details prior to, during, or after the evaluation process.
・Application documents will not be returned.
・For further details on application or research activities at RIKEN, see the RIKEN website.
・RIKEN is actively undertaking initiatives to promote gender equality and diversity, and moving forward with the establishment of a diverse and vibrant research environment. If multiple candidates are found to have the same aptitude following a fair assessment, active efforts will be made to recruit female candidates.

Handling Personal Data:
Submitted documents are strictly protected under the RIKEN Privacy Policy and will be used only for the purpose of applicant screening and hiring. Personal information will not be disclosed, transferred or loaned to a third party under any circumstances without just cause.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
RIKEN(The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)

EURAXESS offer ID: 685319
Posting organisation offer ID: D121090773


The responsibility for the jobs published on this website, including the job description, lies entirely with the publishing institutions. The application is handled uniquely by the employer, who is also fully responsible for the recruitment and selection processes.


Please contact support@euraxess.org if you wish to download all jobs in XML.