Opening For Chief Scientist, Permanent Position - Japan

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Opening For Chief Scientist, Permanent Position - Japan

Chief Scientist in Engineering science based on advanced measurements and devices — Permanent Position, RIKEN
RIKEN invites applications for the position of Chief Scientist to lead a new laboratory. Research at RIKEN is conducted in a way that goes beyond existing disciplinary boundaries, based on the comprehensive and interdisciplinary nature of RIKEN and on a spirit of creativity. 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 from a medium- and long-term perspective.
Research fields
Engineering science based on advanced measurements and devices:
RIKEN is recruiting a scientist who develops novel technological seeds for next-generation engineering, including information/communication devices, biological analyses, and actuator technologies, based on his/her original physical approaches using quantum metrology, NEMS/MEMS, flexible electronics, or similar platforms.
Number of openings
Applicants should have appropriate research experience supported by a distinguished research record and the ability to play a pivotal role in the research area. Applications from overseas candidates are welcome.
Wako, Saitama prefecture, Japan in principle. Work may be at another location, taking into consideration the nature of the research undertaken.
Remuneration and other provisions are in accordance with RIKEN regulations.
The post is a permanent appointment, subject to RIKEN's mandatory retirement age of 60. Depending on evaluation results, it is possible to continue research until age 65 as a Chief Scientist (Fixed-term employee).
Terms and conditions of employment shall include a director-level salary and be in accordance with RIKEN's procedures for appointing Chief Scientists.
Social health insurance, commuting and housing allowances might be provided. Mandatory membership in the RIKEN Mutual Benefit Society (RIKEN Kyosaikai). Days off are weekends, public holidays, New Year's holidays (Dec 29 – Jan 3) and RIKEN Foundation Day.
Starting date of employment
RIKEN expects that the successful applicant will be able to take up this position on April 1, 2015.
Application documents and deadline
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.
Application documents should be sent by post mail. Make sure to write in red on the envelope, "Application documents for Chief Scientist position of extreme metrology and devices field"">Click Here For Further details 
All applications should reach RIKEN by July 31, 2014.
All private data sent to RIKEN in application for employment is handled in strict confidentiality, and such data is not utilized for any other purpose or disclosed to any third party. Application documents will not be returned.
Application documents should be submitted to:
Research Coordination Section
Global Relations and Research Coordination Office
Information Science Building, 3rd floor, RIKEN
2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 Japan
For inquiries:
Note: Please send application documents by postal mail.
For inquiries, contact:
Dr. Hidetoshi Katori, Head of the Chief Scientist Selection Committee, Quantum Metrology Laboratory
Address: 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 Japan
E-mail address:
Information about RIKEN and its procedures for appointing Chief Scientists is available on the RIKEN website (