Recruitment | RIKEN BDR


There are a wide range of research and non-research positions available at the RIKEN BDR. As the BDR laboratories are found in three main locations—Kobe, Osaka and Yokohama—and a small outpost in Hiroshima, your work location is generally determined by the laboratory that you join.

Recruitment for most positions occur on a rolling basis, so interested applicants are recommended to check back periodically for currently available positions. Candidates are also welcome to contact the lab head directly to inquire whether a position may be opening shortly and/or whether they may be interested in having you join the laboratory.

Application procedures for currently available positions can be found on each job description page.

Current openings

RIKEN Special Postdoctoral Researcher (SPDR) Program

RIKEN's Special Postdoctoral Researcher (SPDR) program provides creative young scientists of any nationality with the opportunity to undertake autonomous and independent research on a topic of their own choosing that is in line with RIKEN objectives and research fields. They work under the direction of the host laboratory’s principal investigator and is intended to help promising young scientists to establish global careers with three years of funding. Candidates should contact the lab of interest in advance of applying for these programs to ensure that the laboratory can host them.

Calls for applicants generally open in February of every year.