Technical Scientist or Senior Technical Scientist in RIKEN, Japan

Saitama, Japan
10 Sep 2021
10 Oct 2021


Safety Management Group, RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science Director: Kanenobu Tanaka

Research Field and Overview 

The RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science operates the Radioactive Isotope Beam Factory, one of the world’s leading heavy ion accelerator facilities where nuclear physics and other basic and applied research on accelerator science is conducted. The Safety Management Group is responsible for radiation safety and general safety management to ensure that research experiments are conducted safely. The Group manages radiation safety for accelerators, sealed and unsealed radioisotopes, and nuclear fuel material through operation. The Group also maintains and develops radiation safety equipment.

Open Positions 

Technical Scientist or Senior Technical Scientist: 1 position.

The position at the time of hiring will be determined through the selection process.

Job description 

The candidate must be affiliated with the Safety Management Group of the RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science. He/she will play a central role in a wide range of radiation safety management and general safety management operations for accelerators, radioisotopes, and nuclear fuel materials. Specifically, the candidate’s main tasks are quantitative monitoring of radiation dose around the accelerator facility of the Radioactive Isotope Beam Factory, arranging and supervising a radiation working environment to reduce the exposure of workers, taking measures to prevent external leakage of radioisotopes, and conducting safety review for radiation experiment. He/she will lead the operation, maintenance, and development of the safety equipment such as radiation management system, radiation exhaust equipment, etc. Additional duties include general safety management such as laser and crane safety, and disaster prevention management with other section. He/she will consult with the Nuclear Regulation Authority in Japanese when deemed necessary. Additionally, he/she will prepare documents related to radiation regulation and permission. It is desirable that the candidate is a qualified First Class Radiation Protection Supervisor.

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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.

Application deadline 

For applicant registration: Noon, October 15, 2021 (Japan standard time) 

For revising or uploading application documents and letters of recommendation: Noon, October 21, 2021 (Japan standard time)

Contact information  

For inquiries concerning the research: 
Safety Management Group, RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science 
Dr. Kanenobu Tanaka, Director 

For other inquiries: