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[Advanced Postdoc Program of IFReC, Osaka University]
The Osaka University Immunology Frontier Research Center (IFReC) is recruiting post-doctoral researchers for its Advanced Postdoc Program. This program offers three-year employment and funding (3 million yen per year) for original research to promising young researchers. Selected applicants have access to continually upgraded state-of-the-art facilities at IFReC for their research, including equipment for single-cell analysis. Furthermore, selected applicants can expect their research careers to develop immensely through invaluable guidance from their supervisor among IFReC's many distinguished Principal Investigators as well as through collaborative research with them. We look forward to receiving applications from ambitious young researchers.

1. Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow as Specially Appointed Researcher (full-time)

2. Affiliation: Immunology Frontier Research Center, Osaka University (Japan)

3. Number of positions: Postdoctoral Researcher x3

4. Research field: Immunology, Cell Biology, Bioinformatics and Bioimaging

5. Qualifications

- Doctorate degree obtained within the last 8 years

- International experience preferred

6. Work location: Suita Campus, Osaka University in Osaka, Japan

7. Research grant: JPY 3M per year

8. Start date: After September 1, 2024 (Start date of work is negotiable.)

9. Period of employment: Up to 3 years from the date of hire (Single year contract, renewable upon annual evaluation.)

10. Insurances: Enrollment in Healthcare Insurance, Employment Insurance, Worker’s Accident Compensation Insurance

[Application and Selection]
1. Application period: Until the posts are filled
2. Application submission: Submit the required documents listed below as email attachments to the IFReC Research Planning & Management Office: recruit[at] (*Replace [at] to @), Email subject line: Application for advanced postdoc position
3. Selection process: Document screening, and interview for successful applicants of the document screening

[Required documents]
All documents should be A4 or letter size and written in English.
1. Application form (downloadable from the Advanced Postdoc Program website)

* Write the names (maximum 3) of the Principal Investigators whom you would like to work with at IFReC

2. Curriculum vitae (education and work experience)
3. List of publication
4. Summary of previous research
5. Research plan and statement of ambitions for your future research at IFReC
6. Names, affiliations, and contact information of two references (You will be asked to submit two reference letters if you are selected as a finalist.)

For more information, please visit the following URL
Advanced Postdoc Program website:
IFReC website:

2024-07-02 2024-10-02

Graduate School of Science, University of Hyogo invites applications for a full-time, tenured Professor position. University of Hyogo is actively promoting diversity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability and other diverse backgrounds. We explicitly invite applicants qualified in research and education to apply.

A full-time, tenured Professor position.

Laboratory of Biological Signaling, Division of Functional Analysis of Biomolecules, Department of Life Science, Graduate School of Science, University of Hyogo.

3.Research field:
We encourage applicants who are investigating fundamental phenomena in the life sciences at the molecular and cellular levels. We also welcome applications from researchers who have demonstrated excellence in fields that complement the research areas of the Department.

4.Education duties:
The successful candidate is expected to conduct the following educational duties.

1) Lectures on basic biology and experimental training on life science for undergraduates and graduate students of Department of Science department. Some of lectures may be taught in English.

2) Research supervision for master’s theses and Ph.D. dissertations.

3) English fluency sufficient to teach and guide international students is required.

Possible undergraduate courses to be taught include:
Cell biology 4
Molecular biology 3
Introduction to Life science
Basic Seminar
Basic Laboratory Course in Life Science (Experimental Training)
Laboratory Course in Life Science (Experimental Training)

Possible graduate courses to be taught include:
Biochemistry of Biological Signaling Molecules
Introduction to Picobiology
Advanced Laboratory Course in Functional Molecular Biology
Exercise in Functional Molecular Biology

5. Qualifications:

1. Doctoral degree.

2. Demonstrated ability to advise students at the undergraduate and graduate levels to obtain the degree, and willingness to participate in teaching courses for Japanese and international undergraduate and graduate students.

3. Strong expertise and evidence of success in life science research.

4. No restriction on nationality. However, Japanese language proficiency to carry out academic and administrative duties is mandatory.

6. Start of term:
The term will start on April 1, 2025.

7. Employment status:
Full-time (tenured). University of Hyogo has mandatory retirement at the age of 65 for this position.

8. Application Requirements:

1) Full curriculum vitae with a photo attached, university graduation date (Form 1).

2) List of research achievements— please separate original papers from the others. (Form 2)

3) Reprints or copies of research articles (max. five articles)

4) Education experience, contributions to academic societies, and social activities (Form 3)

5) Summary of research (Form 4) — about 1,100 words (English) or 2,000 characters (Japanese). Figures and tables can be included.

6) Proposal for future research and education plans (Form 5) — about 1,100 words (English) or 2,000 characters (Japanese) Figures and tables can be included.

7) Two recommendation letters from recognized researchers. The letters can be sent with the other application materials but must be sealed off. Or, the recommenders can directly send their letters via registered mail or via e-mail to the address shown in section 11.

The items from 1) to 6) should be submitted as printed materials as well as pdf files in a USB flash memory or in CD-ROM.

9. Application deadline:
September 2, 2024

10. Selection:

1) Short-listing through application review

2) Interview (including mock lecture)
Note: University of Hyogo will not support any travel expenses of applicants for any reasons during the selection.

11. Submission:
All applicants should submit their applications via registered post mail to:

Tohru Yoshihisa, Dean
Graduate School of Science, University of Hyogo
Koto 3-2-1, Kamigori-cho, Ako-gun, Hyogo 678-1297, Japan
TEL: +81-791-58-0101
e-mail: tyoshihi[at] *Please replace [at] with @ when addressing Emails

The submitted information will be strictly managed under the privacy policy of University of Hyogo and will be used only for this selection. The submitted materials will not be returned.

12. Contact:
If you have any questions, please send an email to Tsunehiro Mizushima, Prof. of Graduate School of Science: e-mail address, mizushi[at] (in English or Japanese). *Please replace [at] with @ when addressing Emails
For more information:

2024-07-02 2024-09-02

The RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR)is seeking to recruit a Team Leader (principal investigator) to conduct challenging research in the fields of informatics and computational science to understand biological systems, to predict and control biological systems, and to synthesize biological systems.

Positions: Team Leader

Number of positions: 1 position

Work location: Kobe Campus or Yokohama Campus, RIKEN

Application deadline: Noon, July 31, 2024 (Japan Standard Time)

For details, please see our website.

2024-05-14 2024-07-31