Research Scientist / Technical Scientist, Accelerator Group

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Research Scientist / Technical Scientist, Accelerator Group

Research Field and Overview

The accelerator group, consisting of seven teams, is pursuing various upgrade programs for the world-leading heavy-ion accelerator facility, RI-Beam Factory (RIBF), to enhance the accelerator performance and operation efficiency. We are also promoting developments of the RIBF for applications to a variety of research fields.

Accelerator Group:

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

Open Positions

Research Scientist or Technical Scientist: 1 position

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

Job description

The successful candidate is to belong to the Ion Source Team. The candidate will be involved in the upgrade and operation of the existing ECR ion sources, aiming to increase the intensity and stability of the heavy-ion beams at RIKEN RI-Beam Factory (RIBF). The candidate will also carry out R&D on new heavy-ion sources. Through these R&D activities, the candidate is expected to play a central role in future upgrade of RIBF.

In addition, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to the management of the team.

Ion Source Team:


Doctoral degree (or equivalent research ability and background) in the relevant research field.

Experiences on the ion source and particle accelerators 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 July 1, 2024.

Application deadline

For applicant registration: Noon, December 8, 2023 (Japan time)

For revising or uploading application documents and letters of recommendation: Noon, December 15, 2023 (Japan time)

Please refer the following link for details:


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

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