Call for Special Postdoctoral Researcher (SPDR), Project Scientist, International Program Associate (IPA)

Current and future opportunities

Special Postdoctoral Researcher for FY2023

The next opportunity will be open in February, 2022.

Project Scientist

There are no open opportunities now.

International Program Associate

Description of the programs

Special Postdoctoral Researcher (SPDR)

The purpose of RIKEN's Special Postdoctoral Researcher (SPDR) program is to provide excellent young researchers with good research opportunities and to nurture them into future leaders in their field. The selected researcher will be able to proceed with research based on his/her own ideas, autonomously.

Project Scientist

Hire suitable people for 3-5 years to carry out a project with a specific purpose. Recruitment is on an irregular basis.

International Program Associate (IPA)

An International Program Associate (IPA) is a non-Japanese doctoral candidate attending a Japanese or overseas graduate school participating in RIKEN’s joint graduate school program. IPAs conduct research at RIKEN under the supervision of RIKEN scientists as part of work toward obtaining a PhD. RIKEN’s joint graduate school program is based on agreements with a number of Japanese and overseas universities and aims to identify and foster talented young scientists capable of contributing to the advancement of science for the global community.

Past Opportunities

(closed) Call for Special Postdoctoral Researcher for FY2022 (closed)

(closed) Call for Special Postdoctoral Researcher for FY2021 (closed)

(closed) Call for Special Postdoctoral Researcher for FY2020 (closed)

(closed) Call for Special Postdoctoral Researcher for FY2019 (closed)