RIKEN invites applications for the position of Chief Scientist to lead a new laboratory working on The Advanced Science Institute (ASI). Applications from overseas applicants are welcome. The successful candidate will be responsible for the laboratory's overall management and research strategy, directing research projects and contributing to more general aspects of RIKEN's management and research planning activities.
The RIKEN Advanced Science Institute (ASI) is applying its integrated and interdisciplinary resources and autonomous atmosphere to strengthen various interdisciplinary research fields. ASI is now planning to establish a laboratory headed by Chief Scientist who is capable of implementing original research in the interface between chemistry and biology, to establish functional strategies over the medium and long terms. The new laboratory is expected to stand at the forefront of chemistry, e.g. in creating innovative substances, and develop a new research field through construction of higher order biological complexes, dynamic analysis of living systems, and so forth. To head this new laboratory as Chief Scientist, ASI seeks an individual with strong research record in cutting edge chemistry which should be supported by relevant publications.
The post is a permanent appointment, subject to RIKEN's mandatory retirement age of 60. However, it is possible, depending on evaluation results, to continue research after the age of 60 (73 maximum) as a Distinguished Senior Scientist. Terms and conditions of employment shall include a director-level salary and be in accordance with RIKEN's procedures for appointing Chief Scientists. RIKEN expects that the successful applicant will be able to take up this position on April 1, 2012.
Applicants should send a full curriculum vitae and photograph; list of publications; one copy each of five key publications; a statement (about five pages A4 sized paper) explaining former research experience and proposals for research at RIKEN; and the names and addresses of three referees. Further details are available from the address below. All applications should reach RIKEN by August 15, 2011.
Applicants should address all correspondence to:
Dr. Yukishige Ito, Head of the Chief Scientist Nominating Committee,
RIKEN Advanced Science Institute, 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako-shi, Saitama, 351-0198, JAPAN
E-mail address: yukito(please add "@riken.jp" to complete the address)
Information about RIKEN and its procedures for appointing Chief Scientists is available on the RIKEN website