Team Leader, Data Science and Design

Wako, Saitama 3510198
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Call for applications for Team Leader (fixed-term employment) position, in RIKEN, Japan


Data Science and Design Team, Advanced Data Science Project, Information R&D and Strategy Headquarters (tentative)

Scheduled to be launched on April 1, 2021.

Research Field

With the realization of digital transformation and open innovation through the rapid progress of ICT in recent years, as well as the transition of research equipment to IoT and smart labs, cross-sectional information science using the data generated in research has become important. In addition, open science needs to be promoted as an open innovation initiative for researchers to gain global competitiveness and to incorporate knowledge and technologies from outside the laboratory into their research. RIKEN's goal is to become a research organization with a wide range of research fields centered on information research.

We plan to build a network of information researchers across all fields within RIKEN, and to act as a hub for information research, including advanced data science, and to pursue research and development that can support and collaborate with other research projects through information technology.

The team will promote cross-disciplinary open science, mainly by using data from RIKEN. The team will proceed with the integration of field science and data science, with an emphasis on the field, and promote research related to data utilization, including data processing, analysis and prediction.

Job title, available positions

Team Leader

Job Description

  • Lead the team and ensure it operates smoothly
  • Promote high quality research by providing precise instructions, guidance and advice to researchers and technical staff in the team
  • Research data-driven design methodologies for problem identification to solution.
  • Conduct research that integrates field science and data science, with an emphasis on the field.
  • Conduct research using open science data promoted by RIKEN
  • Promote data-driven research in collaboration with RIKEN researchers


  • A Ph.D. with the knowledge, experience, and accomplishments appropriate for managing and promoting this research.
  • Experience in data science research.
  • Experience in solving social problems in the workplace
  • Have a wide range of academic interests and are willing to take on any challenge.

Work Location

RIKEN Wako (2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198, Japan)

Salary and Benefits

For details, please refer to the URL at the bottom of the page.

Required documents

For details about required documents, please refer to the URL at the bottom of the page.


Application must arrive by Monday, Nov. 2, 5 p.m., 2020 (Japan Standard Time).  The application should be sent by email.

Handling Personal Data

Submitted documents are strictly protected under the RIKEN Privacy Policy and will be used only for the purpose of applicant screening. Personal information will not be disclosed, transferred or loaned to a third party under any circumstances without just cause.

Selection Process

Application screening and interview for selected applicants

Start of employment

April 1, 2021 (Negotiable)

For more information, please visit the following URL:


Email: isr_core [at]

RIKEN Head Office for Information Systems and Cyber security

Information Systems Research Promotion Office




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