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Research Field
The center is focused on research for understanding genomic functions and disease through genome analysis; elucidating the processes of immune-related homeostatic regulation and breakdown in humans; and investigating disease systems through the data collection, measurement and modelling of environmental responses. The center also carries out basic cancer immunology research that integrates all these fields with the aim of applying them to personalized cancer treatments and the like. These efforts will help to promote the establishment of a research system to bridge the path to societal implementation of breakthrough treatments.
The center director’s office carries out international collaboration, academic-industry collaborations, internal collaborations, management and utilization of intellectual property, acquisition and management of research funds, outreach work, holding of academic conferences, support for improving internationalization of the center’s work environment, and the necessary administrative and management work of the center.

Job Title
Coordinator (full-time, two positions)
Note: Coordinator responsibilities will be decided based on factors such as the candidate’s preferences, abilities and aptitudes.

Please refer to the following URL:

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Contact Information
Recruiting Staff for RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences
Administrative Division, RIKEN Yokohama Branch
IMS-recruit[at] (replace [at] with @)

2017-11-17 2018-01-09

The RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences (IMS) and the Institute for Immunology, Tsinghua University (IITU) plan to establish one joint laboratory focused on cutting edge immunology research. IMS and IITU, both leading research institutes, invite applications for this unique tenure-track position at Tsinghua University. We are seeking exceptional candidates pursuing innovative research on any aspect of immunology, including but not limited to the inflammasome, immune memory, human and clinical immunology, microbiota and mucosal immunity, and animal disease models. We are particularly interested in candidates who will bring novel approaches, either technical or conceptual, to the study of the immune system.

Position available
One opening for an adjunct Team Leader at IMS, RIKEN

*This is considered a joint PI position with at least 5 years employment as a full-time tenure-track faculty by the Institute for Immunology, Tsinghua University (IITU). The selected joint PI will be also assigned as an adjunct Team Leader at the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences (IMS). The arrangement above is based on the agreement between Tsinghua University and RIKEN.

2017-11-08 2018-01-04

The Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences (FBS), Osaka University, invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of Full Professor.

The FBS aims at performing interdisciplinary studies to elucidate mechanisms underlying biological processes and tries to foster scientists capable of such studies. We are seeking a qualified candidate investigating regulatory mechanisms in biological systems at various levels in molecular, cellular and organismal contexts, which includes molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, bio-imaging, and brain science etc., primarily using animals, plants, their cells or microorganisms. The successful candidate is expected to be a cutting-edge scientist in his/her research field and should contribute to the promotion of interdisciplinary research and education at the FBS.

The professorship position will be open later than 2018. The nominee who takes this position will head a research/education group and is expected to recruit two additional faculty members in his/her group at the associate and assistant professor level. The associates/assistant professor positions are not tenured.

Salary shall be based on the ‘Salary Regulations for National University Corporation Osaka University Staff. ’ or ‘Salary Regulations for National University Corporation Osaka University Academic Staff Subject to Annual Salary System. ’

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of publications distinguishing original papers and review articles, the record of funding in the past, PDF files of your 6 most important papers, a detailed statement of your research in the past correlating with published papers (within 1000 words), and a research plan and your teaching interests (within 1000 words). Please also provide the list of three referees with their contact addresses. All application materials should be supplied both in a printed form and an electronic form recorded on CD-ROM as PDF files.

The application materials should be received by February 28, 2018. The applicants may be interviewed during the selection procedure.

The application materials shall be sent to the address below via a registered mail or an equivalent courier service using an envelope with indication of “Application Documents”. Submitted application documents will not be returned.

The General Affaires Section
Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences,
Osaka University,
1-3 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan

Inquiries may be addressed to Prof. Tatsuo Fukagawa using the following contact methods:
Telephone +81-6-6879-4428; Fax+81-6-6879-4427; E-mail: tfukagawa[at]

2017-11-01 2018-02-28

University of British Columbia Murphy lab: PDF and Graduate students wanted, automated in vivo imaging and optogenetics in mouse cortex.
The Murphy lab at the University of British Columbia is looking for both graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to join a dynamic research team focused on the function of mouse cortex in both normal brain as well as models of stroke and neuropsychiatric disorders.

Applicants should have experience in quantitative methods and computer programming and/or behavioral neuroscience. Software systems include both data acquisition and analysis using Python or/and Matlab. Current projects evolve around automated brain imaging using mouse home cages The lab has a fully equipped maker space with a 3D printer and electronics and other hardware fabrication facilities. Future work includes integration of behavioral tasks, including go-, no-go- and fine motor control with automated brain imaging and optogenetic stimulation or inhibition. Projects are focused around two major disease areas, which include stroke and mouse models of neuropsychiatric disorders. The laboratory is part of the UBC Centre for Brain Health and the Graduate program in Neuroscience. These entities form a vibrant research community. Applicants are encouraged to apply directly to Tim Murphy and after an initial application are expected to include 3 letters of reference plus an undergraduate and graduate transcript. Salary and stipends are consistent with Canadian granting standards.

Please write:
Tim Murphy, PhD Professor
Kinsmen Lab, Dept. of Psychiatry
University of British Columbia
2255 Wesbrook Mall
Detwiller Pavilion Rm. 4N1
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z3

2017-09-08 2017-12-08

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join the group of Dr. Fabio Demontis. The lab is located in the division of developmental biology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. We use Drosophila and mice to decipher the conserved mechanisms of skeletal muscle aging and proteostasis and how muscle-derived signals (myokines) affect lifespan and the progression of age-related diseases in other tissues.

For examples of the studies we do, please have a look at: Cell 2010 Nov 24;143(5): 813-25; Cell Reports 2014 Jun 12;7(5):1481-94; Genes Dev. 2015 Dec 1;29(23):2475-89; Annu Rev Physiol. 2016 Feb 10;78:85-107; Cell Metabolism 2012 Jul 3;16(1):97-103; Development 2009 Mar;136(6): 983-93).

In addition to a Ph.D., the candidate should have expertise in molecular, biochemical and/or cell biological techniques. Training in Drosophila genetics or aging is not required. The strongest candidate will have demonstrated success in conducting original research as evidenced by peer-reviewed first-author publications.

Candidate should have the ability to work independently as well as in collaborative research efforts, and have a strong desire to make a major contribution to the field of aging. The fellow will benefit from the outstanding research facilities, the highly collaborative St. Jude community, and the competitive salary and career support.

Interested applicants should send their CV, a cover letter describing research experience and interests, and names and addresses of three references to:

St. Jude is an equal opportunity employer.

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