Programmes for Junior Scientists

RIKEN’s program for Special Postdoctoral Researchers was instituted to provide young and creative scientists the opportunity to be involved in autonomous and independent research that is in line with RIKEN objectives and research fields.

This program provides part-time positions at RIKEN for young researchers enrolled in Japanese university PhD programs to give them the opportunity to carry out research alongside RIKEN scientists and to enhance RIKEN’s creative and basic research capabilities.

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 who conducts research at RIKEN under the supervision of RIKEN scientists as part of work toward obtaining a PhD.