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Technical Scientist / Senior Technical Scientist, Instrumentation Development Group

Wako City, Japan
Posting live until
6 Oct 2023

Job Details

Research Field and Overview

At RIKEN RI Beam Factory (RIBF), the instrumentation development group develops, upgrades and maintains unique and distinctive large experimental equipment for experiments that make effective use of radioactive isotope (RI) beam. At present, this group has been developing and operating the electron scattering facility for unstable nuclei (SCRIT facility) and the Rare-RI-Ring for precise mass measurement. In addition, this group is also developing technologies for new experimental instruments for future plans of RIBF.

Instrumentation Development Group:

RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science (RNC):

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 successful candidate will be responsible for upgrading and maintaining the electron scattering facility for unstable nuclei at RIBF (SCRIT facility*1). The candidate will develop and upgrade the SCRIT (Self-Confining RI Ion Target) device, electron accelerator and electron storage ring. The candidate is also expected to develop technologies for the next generation of unstable nuclear target devices. In addition, the candidate is also expected to contribute the effective operation, maintenance and upgrade of devices at the SCRIT facility. The candidate will be involved in the development of unique experimental devices based on new experimental techniques (RUNBA project*2). The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the management of the group, too. Senior Technical Scientist is also expected to assist the group director.

*1: SCRIT facility:

*2: RUNBA project:


  • Doctoral degree (or equivalent research ability and background) in the relevant research field.
  • Experiences on electron scattering and accelerator are not necessarily required.

Start of employment

RIKEN expects that the successful applicant will be able to take up this position at the earliest opportunity after April 1, 2024.

Application deadline

For applicant registration: Noon, October 13, 2023 (Japan time)

For revising or uploading application documents and letters of recommendation: Noon, October 20, 2023 (Japan time)

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RIKEN is Japan's largest comprehensive research institute known for its high-quality research in various scientific fields. Founded in 1917 as a private research foundation in Tokyo, RIKEN has expanded rapidly in size and scope, and today covers a network of world-class research centres and research institutes throughout Japan

Company info
2-1 Hirosawa
Wako City
Saitama Prefecture

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