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Description

Laboratory

Facility Operations and Development Unit, Operations and Computer Technologies Division, RIKEN Center for Computational Science

Research Field

The RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS), led by Center Director Satoshi Matsuoka, is an international hub for computational science that promotes “science of computing, by computing, and for computing.” R-CSS positions the technology in which RIKEN has strengths (R-CCS technology) and the software developed by RIKEN that contributes to science, technology, industry, and society (R-CCS software) as its “core competence in computational science driving science as a whole.” R-CCS aims to develop these technologies, disseminate them domestically and internationally, and produce results. In addition, R-CCS is utilizing its expertise to operate the supercomputer “Fugaku” which was developed as a national project in accordance with Japanese laws and regulations.

The Operations and Computer Technologies Division is responsible for the stable operation of Fugaku and the improvement of its operational technology and surrounding environment, and five units have been established for these tasks. The Facility Operations and Development Unit, one of these five units, is responsible for the operation and maintenance of power and cooling facilities to ensure the stable operation of Fugaku, as well as the development of optimized (energy-saving) operational technology for Fugaku and measures toward carbon neutrality, with a focus on next-generation computing infrastructure.

Job title and Job description

Job title

Unit Leader (full-time, fixed-term): 1 person

Job description

In addition to conducting research and development on the advancement of technology for operating equipment involved in the operation of Fugaku, the Unit Leader will perform the following tasks:

  • (1)Tasks related to the management and operation of buildings, structures, and facilities involved in the operation of Fugaku
  • (2)Tasks related to managing the maintenance of buildings and structures involved in the operation of Fugaku
  • (3)Tasks related to managing the supply and demand of electricity, water, gas, etc., involved in the operation of Fugaku.

Qualification

Applicants must have a PhD degree or equivalent (including those who expect to obtain a PhD by the time of appointment) and have demonstrated ability to successfully lead as a Unit Leader of Facility Operations and Development Unit. In addition, applicants should be willing to participate in and contribute to the community of HPC / data center operators in Japan and abroad and should be highly motivated in the operation, advancement, research and development of HPC including Fugaku. It is desirable that applicants have past research and development experience pertinent to the job description above. Further, applicants must be collegial, independent in their pursuit of tasks, and have the communication skills necessary to carry out tasks. Excellent communication skill in Japanese is required.

Work location

Branch and address

RIKEN Center for Computational Science
7-1-26, Minatojima-minamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, 650-0047, JAPAN

Salary and benefits

  • 1.One-year fixed-term employment contract, renewable based on evaluation, up to seven years since the initial date of hire.
  • 2.RIKEN may adjust the above maximum period of renewability based on a) the employee’s abilities, work load at the time of contract completion, performance and work attitude and b) the continuation of the employee’s center, laboratory or project and RIKEN’s management situation and budget at the time. In principle, employment contracts will not be renewed for individuals older than 65 years.
  • 3.The employee’s period of fixed-term employment cannot exceed 10 years from the initial date of hire (or 10 years from April 1, 2013 for fixed-term employees already at RIKEN prior to this date).

RIKEN has indefinite-term Unit Leader positions, which are subject to the mandatory retirement age of 60. There is a subsequent re-employment program allowing hiring until age of 65. Any scientists, including fixed-term Unit Leaders of RIKEN, are eligible to apply to open calls for indefinite-term positions.

In principle, the first two months of employment is considered a trial period.

Salary will be an annual salary based on experience, ability, and performance, and will consist of a base salary and a variable salary. The variable salary will be determined each fiscal year based on experience, ability, and performance. The monthly base salary is 596,500 JPY as of April 1, 2022. The monthly base salary and variable salary are subject to change due to amendments to RIKEN regulations.
Commuting and housing allowances will be provided. Social insurance will be applied.

The approximate amount of annual salary at the time of employment:
The monthly salary at the time of employment will be 596,500 JPY or more.

Mandatory membership in the RIKEN Mutual Benefit Society (RIKEN Kyosaikai).
Work hours: 9:00 to 17:20 (lunch break 12:00 to 12:50). However, the employee may change starting and ending times at their own discretion if it does not interfere with work performance.

Days off include public holidays, New Year's holidays (Dec. 29 - Jan 3), and RIKEN Foundation Day.

Paid leave includes annual paid leave (up to 20 days per year depending on the month of employment), special paid leave (childcare, family nursing care, etc.), and work-life balance holidays (up to 7 days per year depending on the month of employment).
There are also additional leave systems such as maternity leave, childcare leave, and family nursing care leave.

RIKEN has introduced telework as a temporary and special measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19. You may be asked to work from home according to the instructions of the institute.

No smoking on site.
These and other provisions are in accordance with RIKEN regulations.

The Kobe Branch has an on-site daycare, PO-I Kids Kobe.
For details, please send an email to the HR at kobe-kosei [at] riken.jp.
RIKEN is actively undertaking initiatives to promote gender equality and diversity, and moving forward with the establishment of a diverse and vibrant research environment. If multiple candidates are found to have the same aptitude following a fair assessment, active efforts will be made to recruit female candidates.

Also, eligible for an exemption from repayment for category 1 scholarship loans provided by the Japan Student Services Organization before fiscal year 2003, and eligible to apply for the MEXT Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Kakenhi).

Application and required documents

Required documents

Please prepare the following documents in English.

  • 1.CV
    No format specified. Please make sure to include the following information: name, nationality, date of birth, educational background and employment history, including current affiliation, and email address.
  • 2.List of research achievements
    Include not only peer-reviewed papers but also awards and competitive funds received, achievements in research while working in the private sectors. Also include quantitative valuation indexes such as the Google Scholar citation index as much as possible.
  • 3.Copies of up to five most important publications (Please mark the papers on the list of publications.)
    When the original publications are not in PDF format, scan the papers and save them as PDF documents prior to submission.
  • 4.List of external funds acquired, awards received, and other achievements including, contributions to university/institution operations, contribution to society through activities in academic societies, joint research projects, technology transfers, etc.
  • 5.Description of previous research and development: No format specified, approximately two A4 pages in total. It is desirable that a diagram describing the research is provided.
  • 6.Future technology development plans and career goals if you are employed by R-CCS: No format specified, approximately two A4 pages in total.
    Approach to team management and human resource development: No format specified, approximately one A4 page.
  • 7.Recommendation letters in English from two persons who can evaluate your work
    • *One recommendation letter should be written by the applicant’s current supervisor. When it is difficult to do so, a recommendation letter written by a third party may be accepted.
    • *If the applicant currently works for RIKEN, recommendation letters should be written by persons outside of RIKEN.
    • *Submitting two recommendation letters written by persons from the same institution is not acceptable.
    • *The letters should be addressed to President of RIKEN. Digital signature image can be embedded in the recommendation letters within the PDF file. Or please specify the referee’s contact information (name, affiliation, job title, phone number, and email address) in the letter.
  • 8.Consent form for handling personal information based on GDPR
    If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you are required to submit the document, "Consent form for handling personal information based on GDPR (PDF 97KB)The webpage will open in a new tab." with your signature.

    *You will find detailed information about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the following website:
    Data protection | European CommissionThe webpage will open in a new tab.

How to apply

Combine the above documents into a single PDF file and upload it to the following website:

Applications for R-CCS-PI2201 Facility Operations and Development UnitThe webpage will open in a new tab.

The file name of the PDF should contain “R-CCS-PI2201 Facility Operations and Development Unit” and applicant’s name.
After you uploaded the PDF file, please let us (kobe-jobs [at] riken.jp) know the file name of the uploaded file. When you send us an email, please write your name, Job Ad number and the name of the position that you apply for.

Please use the following as the subject line of the e-mail when reporting the submission of application.
"Name_R-CCS-PI2201 Facility Operations and Development Unit, Unit Leader Application"
If the recommendation letter is directly submitted from the referees, please send it as an email attachment to kobe-jobs [at] riken.jp with the subject line "Recommendation letter for (applicant's name), Unit Leader of Facility Operations and Development Unit, RIKEN Center for Computational Science" and specify the applicant's name and the recommender's name and contact information in the body of the email.

If a confirmation email is not received within 7 days after submission, please contact: kobe-jobs [at] riken.jp.

Note: Submitted documents will not be returned.

Deadline

Applications must be received by 5 pm (JST) on Friday, November 4, 2022.

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 authorization by the applicant.

Selection process

We will conduct the screening procedures upon receipt of the applications. Only selected candidates will move on to the interview process. Please understand that we cannot respond to inquiries about the selection results.

Start of Employment

February 1, 2023, or later (subject to negotiate)

Contact Information

For inquiries on this open position, please contact the person named below by email:
SHOJI, Fumiyoshi
Director
RIKEN Center for Computational Science
Email: shoji [at] riken.jp



Job Information

  • Job ID: 66040664
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Kobe, Remote / Other / Non-US, Japan
  • Company Name For Job: RIKEN
  • Position Title: Unit Leader (R-CCS-PI2201)
  • Job Function: Project Management
  • Job Type: Full-Time

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