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Rakuten Research

01Vast and exciting data

The Rakuten Group offers a full range of services related to daily life, from shopping and online payment to telecommunications, travel, and finance. The vast amount of diverse data we are able to generate and access makes research at RIT dynamic and exciting.

02Real business-related research

At RIT, your research will be put to real use and exposed to millions people around the world every day.

03One global team

Rakuten has six global offices, but no matter where we are in the world, we share the same challenges and successes as one team.

04Choose the best field for your personal growth

We provide an environment to learn, grow and engage with excellent researchers around the world. Receive guidance from renowned scientist and AI researchers and start exciting conversations with you peers.


Senior Research Scientist, Theoretical Physics
location Boston
Full Time

The Senior Research Scientist for Theoretical Physics is responsible for the building of new research prototypes from scratch for their eventual productionization and for publishing new ideas in top research conferences. This role is part of the global Rakuten Institute of Technology (RIT), the corporate R&D department responsible for leading strategic technological progress. RIT collaborates with the Harvard Quantum Initiative to accelerate the application of quantum technology to industry, and as the part of this collaboration, the researchers will have the access to Harvard Department of Physics facilities as visiting scholars.

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Senior Research Scientist, Language Program
location Tokyo
Language Program
Full Time

The Language program, which is one of our core science programs, aims to automatically create a well-organized product catalog using advanced NLP and ML technologies to generate structured information from unstructured product titles, descriptions, and images. We are also interested in leveraging weakly/semi-supervised and unsupervised techniques to incorporate signals beyond traditional sources, such as customer behavior data, to augment our language understanding. We are looking for research scientists with a strong research background in the NLP field and strong motivation to join the Language program.