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RIKEN offers up to one junior Principal Investigator (PI) position, a RIKEN Hakubi Fellow position, for an exceptionally talented female researcher for a maximum of 7 years in the framework of the Sechi Kato Program. The RIKEN Hakubi Fellow is expected to engage in creative and ambitious research in natural and mathematical sciences, including research areas bordering the humanities and social sciences, by leading her independent research team. Proposals intended to resolve urgent issues that humankind faces today are also welcome (See for example, Sustainable Development Goals of United Nations).
One of the important goals of the RIKEN Hakubi Fellows Program is to foster stimulating interactions among the Fellows with diverse backgrounds and to create an intellectual hub of scientists with different disciplines within and beyond RIKEN.

❖ Who was Sechi Kato? — Sechi Kato (1893-1989) is a pioneering female scientist who developed spectrometric analysis of organic materials in Japan, and the first female Chief Scientist of RIKEN.

❖ What is “Hakubi”? — Hakubi is a proverb derived from classical Chinese literature.
There were five siblings in ancient China, all excellent, but the most brilliant one had white (haku) eyebrows (bi).

Qualifications
Applicants should be talented female researchers who are able to engage in research at RIKEN on a full-time basis with the ability to manage their research laboratories as PIs. A doctoral degree is not necessarily required for this position.

Research environment
In addition to the salary, a successful candidate will be allocated a research budget of 10 to 40 million yen per year depending on the research plan and the progress. The Hakubi Fellow is assigned a laboratory space of up to 150 square meters in total at Wako campus or, if considered necessary, at one of RIKEN’s branches in Japan. The final details will be decided through discussions with the Hakubi Fellows Program Head.

Term of employment and salary
Employment starts on April, 2023 or later and the contract period is up to a total of 5 years. Upon evaluation the period can be extended for additional 2 years, for a maximum of 7 years.

The annual salary is approximately 10 million yen per year (including tax). In addition, commuting and housing allowances are provided according to the RIKEN regulations.

Application and screening procedures
See our website for details: https://www.riken.jp/en/careers/programs/hakubi/sechikato2023/
Applicants of the Sechi Kato Program may also apply for the regular Hakubi Fellows Program.
The first stage of screening is an evaluation of submitted documents, the results of which is notified by early September. Successful applicants then proceed to the second stage, the interview, which is currently scheduled to take place in autumn.

Deadline
Online registration: 24:00 (JST), July 7, 2022
Upload of application documents: 15:00 (JST), July 14, 2022

Contact Information
RIKEN Hakubi Desk,
Research Personnel Affairs Section, RIKEN
hakubi[at]riken.jp

2022-05-26 2022-07-14

RIKEN offers junior Principal Investigator (PI) positions, the RIKEN Hakubi Fellows, for exceptionally talented researchers for a maximum of 7 years. RIKEN Hakubi Fellows are expected to engage in creative and ambitious research in natural and mathematical sciences, including research areas bordering the humanities and social sciences, by leading their independent research teams. Proposals intended to resolve urgent issues that humankind faces today are also welcome (See for example, Sustainable Development Goals of United Nations).
One of the important goals of the RIKEN Hakubi Fellows Program is to foster stimulating interactions among the Fellows with diverse backgrounds and to create an intellectual hub of scientists with different disciplines within and beyond RIKEN.
Up to two Hakubi Fellow positions are offered this year.

❖ What is “Hakubi”? — Hakubi is a proverb derived from classical Chinese literature.
There were five siblings in ancient China, all excellent, but the most brilliant one had white (haku) eyebrows (bi).

Qualifications
Applicants should be talented researchers who are able to engage in research at RIKEN on a full-time basis with the ability to manage their laboratories as PIs. A doctoral degree is not necessarily required for this position.

Research environment
In addition to the salary, a successful candidate will be allocated a research budget of 10 to 40 million yen per year depending on the research plan and the progress. The Hakubi Fellow is assigned a laboratory space of up to 150 square meters in total at Wako campus or, if considered necessary, at one of RIKEN’s branches in Japan. The final details will be decided through discussions with the Hakubi Fellows Program Head.

Term of employment and salary
Employment starts on April, 2023 or later and the contract period is up to a total of 5 years. Upon evaluation the period can be extended for additional 2 years, for a maximum of 7 years.

The annual salary is approximately 10 million yen per year (including tax). In addition, commuting and housing allowances are provided according to the RIKEN regulations.

Application and screening procedures
See our website for details: https://www.riken.jp/en/careers/programs/hakubi/hakubi2023/
The first stage of screening is an evaluation of submitted documents, the results of which is notified by early September. Successful applicants then proceed to the second stage, the interview, which is currently scheduled to take place in autumn.

Deadline
Online registration: 24:00 (JST), July 7, 2022
Upload of application documents: 15:00 (JST), July 14, 2022

Contact Information
RIKEN Hakubi Desk,
Research Personnel Affairs Section, RIKEN
hakubi[at]riken.jp

2022-05-26 2022-07-14

1. Available position:
One professor

2. Affiliation
The faculty hired in this open recruitment will belong to Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology in the Faculty of Engineering.

3. Specialized field
Exploration and engineering applications of novel biocatalysts derived from microorganisms

4. Teaching responsibilities
 Graduate level: One or more courses related to the applicant’s specialized fields from those offered in the master's and doctoral programs at the Graduate School of Engineering.
 Undergraduate level: You will be in charge of lectures, experiments, practical training and common education subjects related to the applicant’s specialized fields from subjects offered in the Department of Materials Science and Biotechnology.

5. Start date
April 1, 2023

6. Qualifications
Applicants must satisfy all of the following requirements:

(1) Hold a doctorate or an equivalent degree by the time the appointment begins.

(2) Having educational and research achievements in the above specialized fields and subjects

7. Application materials required

(1) Curriculum Vitae (ID photo, full name, gender, date of birth (age), current address, contact information (E-mail, home and mobile phone numbers), academic background (with enrollment period), work history (with enrollment period), affiliated academic society, prize, and punishment)

(2) List of educational and research achievements (all including pre-printed prints)

[1] Academic papers
[2] Educational papers
[3] International conference papers (peer reviewed full papers)
[4] International conference papers (other than [3])
[5] Patent (registered)
[6] Professional books and textbooks
[7] Other
Please list them separately and select twelve major and important works in above [1] to [3] and indicate those works by the underline.

(3) Digital data of Scientific Papers

Please enclose PDF files of all academic papers (above [1]) and international conference papers (peer reviewed full papers, above [3]) on a CD, DVD, or USB memory stick.

(4) Doctoral dissertation (Title, University, Published year)

(5) List of grants acquired from government, foundation, private companies, etc.

Distinguish between those proposed as representatives and those participating as collaborators.

(6) Major educational activities and teaching experience

Applicants who have experience in teaching at universities should write the name of the subjects and attach their syllabi.
Applicants belonging to private companies include educational activities within the company.

(7) Activities in academic societies and social contributions

(8) Statement for education (About 1 sheet on A4 paper)

Please describe your aspirations for education in approximately 500 words.

(9) Statement for research (About 1 sheet on A4 paper)

Please describe your aspirations for research as well as your mid- to long-term research plan in approximately 500 words.

As to (8) and (9), please add your contributions to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted at the United Nations Summit.

(10) A list of professional references with complete contact information (optional, up to 2 people).

8. Deadline for application
The application must arrive at the university no later than June 16, 2022.

9. Address to send
Kazutoshi Fukui, Professor
Dean, Faculty of Engineering, University of Fukui
3-9-1 Bunkyo, Fukui-shi, Fukui 910-8507, JAPAN
Tel: +81-776-27-8670
Fax: +81-776-27-9751

*Print in red “Application documents for faculty open position in Department of Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology” on the envelope containing the application documents and send it by registered mail.

10. Contact details
Shinji Sugihara, Professor,
Department of Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology, Faculty of Engineering, University of Fukui
Tel: +81-776-27-9719
Fax: +81-776-27-8747
E-mail: sugihara[at]u-fukui.ac.jp *Please replace [at] with @ when addressing Emails

Additional statement

* The personal information given in the submitted documents will be managed properly according to the regulations for protecting personal information implemented by University of Fukui, and it will not be used otherwise than for the purpose of this personnel screening.

* Interviews will be conducted after the selection based on application documents submitted. As a general rule, we will conduct simulated lessons in English or Japanese. In such cases, please note that travel expenses will be the responsibility of the applicant. Applicants who pass the initial document review will be informed of interview date, time and format.

* University of Fukui is promoting gender equality. The university will try to hire a female applicant from among the final candidates who may be considered equally qualified.

* You will also be engaged in work related to entrance examinations.

* The retirement age of University of Fukui is 65 years old.

* The website address of the Department of Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology is http://www.eng.u-fukui.ac.jp/eng/organization/engineering/msb/index.html

* Working language: Japanese is the official language at University of Fukui. Fluency in English is desirable.

2022-05-10 2022-06-16

The Kim Orth Lab in the Department of Molecular Biology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Tx USA has openings for new postdoctoral fellows.

Our lab focusses on two programs:
1- Molecular mechanisms involved in host/pathogen interactions with a focus on Gram-negative bacteria.
2- Using metazoan mouse and fly models to elucidate the posttranslational modification called AMPylation and its impact on the integrated stress response.

Email:
Kim.Orth[at]UTSouthwestern.edu *Please replace [at] with @ when addressing Emails
https://utsouthwestern.edu/labs/orth/
http://www.hhmi.org/scientists/kim-orth
1. Peng, et al., Nat Struct Mol Biol (2020)
2. Chimalapati, et al., eLife, (2020)
3. Moehlman, et al., eLife (2018)
4. Casey, et al., J Biol Chem. (2017)
5. Li, et al., eLife (2016)

2022-03-30 2022-09-30

Open positions
Team Leader

Qualifications

• A holder of Ph.D. or equivalent degree.

• Have the appropriate knowledge and experience to supervise and carry out the research projects described in [Research Field].

Work location
RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (Yokohama Campus)
1-7-22 Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, 230-0045, Japan

Research field
RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR) views the life of an individual, from birth to death, as a dynamic process of development, maintenance, and failure of complex systems of molecules, cells and organs.
We aim to understand the general principles of organismal temporal dynamics throughout the lifespan from birth to death, including aging, under an umbrella field we refer to as “Life Cycle Sciences”. Our interdisciplinary approaches include structural biology, computational science, imaging, multi-omics, theory, molecular biology, stem cell biology, organoids, and diverse animal models.
We are seeking to recruit Team Leaders who will pioneer the next-generation of structural life sciences and conduct cutting-edge research based on biomolecular structures and their analysis. The field of molecular life science is undergoing a major transition, as seen in the recent advances in cryo-electron microscopy technology and the development of machine-learning based approaches such as AlphaFold2. There is a growing trend to understand life by seamlessly connecting molecules, organelles and cells through the analysis of biomolecular complexes and meso-scale structures formed in cells. In this context, there is a need for researchers who are aware of the hierarchical and temporally changing nature of life to lead research to bridge the gap between biological phenomena and molecular mechanisms using state-of-the-art technology. We encourage proposals based on advanced structural biology approaches, computational approaches such as molecular dynamics, and synthetic approaches such as molecular design and drug discovery, and especially those that combine multiple methodologies.
BDR provides an excellent environment for independent early-career Team Leaders, including internationally competitive start-up packages, and annual research funds and mentoring by experienced senior PIs. The Team Leaders will have access to cutting-edge instruments and facilities, including cryo-electron microscopy, NMR, supercomputers such as Fugaku, MDGRAPE-4A, various animal models, mouse genome engineering, multi-scale imaging and omics, and structural biology. They will also have opportunities for active collaborations with medical institutions, industry, and affiliated graduate schools. For more information, please visit the BDR website.
https://www.bdr.riken.jp/en/index.html
We welcome applications from candidates of any gender or nationality, and encourage applications from those who will broaden RIKEN's diversity. The working language for all discussions open to BDR members is English.

Deadline
Applications must arrive no later than noon, June 20, 2022 (Japan Standard Time)

Start of employment
Negotiable (After April 1, 2023)

Details
For more information and required application documents, please visit the application website:
https://www.riken.jp/en/careers/researchers/20220302_4/index.html

2022-03-09 2022-06-20

See in detail, download CV files:
https://www.riken.jp/en/careers/researchers/20220302_3/index.html

Laboratory
Human biomimetic system RIKEN Hakubi Research Team
(Laboratory head: Masaya Hagiwara)
RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research

Research Field
The overall objective of my research is the development of in-vitro experimental platform to reconstitute the biological system outside our bodies by controlling cellular micro-environments. Factors to provide cells with spatio-temporal information such as cell distribution, ECM localization, morphogen gradients will be controlled to reconstitute in vivo environments and functional organ architecture.

Job title and Job description
Job title, available positions
Postdoctoral Researcher: 1 position
Postdoctoral Researcher is defined as those with a doctoral degree of 5 years or less.
Job description
Research related to the organoid development such as lung, spinal chord, and kidney and control organoid architecture by providing spatial information to the cells. It is essential to design the suitable culture conditions based on development in vivo, reconstitute environment with engineering technologies to give orientation, and analyze the cellular composition and functions of developed organoids.

Qualification
Those with a Ph.D. degree in a field broadly related to the "job description" and who can communicate smoothly and cooperatively with collaborators inside and outside the laboratory.

Work location
Branch and address
RIKEN Wako (2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198)

Salary and benefits
1.A one-year fixed-term employment contract, renewable based on evaluation, up to the end of March 2026 from 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).
In principle, the first two months of employment is considered a trial period.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Discretionary work, commuting and housing allowances will be provided. Social insurance will be applied. Mandatory membership in the RIKEN Mutual Benefit Society (RIKEN Kyosaikai).
This position falls under the specialized duties discretionary work system; one working day will be calculated as 7 hours and 30 minutes.
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 depending on the month of employment), special paid leave (childcare, family nursing care, etc.), and work life balance holidays (up to 7 days 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. You can also choose to work from home with the permission of your supervisor.
No smoking on site (designated smoking areas available).
These and other provisions are in accordance with RIKEN regulations.
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 applying for the MEXT Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Kakenhi).

Application and required documents
Required documents
1.Complete CV (WORD 55.4KB) or CV (EXCEL 57.6KB) (with photo and email address)
*Write the RIKEN job ad number “W21312”, indicated in the parentheses next to the job title, in the RIKEN job ad number section in the upper right corner of your CV.
2.List of research achievement and publications
3.A letter of recommendation from the current supervisor (If unavailable, a letter from a substitute reference will be acceptable.)
Please specify the referee’s contact information (Name, affiliation, job title, phone number, and email address)
4.Statement of purpose and brief description of the current research
5.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)" with your signature.
*You will find detailed information about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the following website:
Data protection | European Commission

How to apply
The above documents except the recommendation letters combined into a single ZIP file should be uploaded to the following website:
For Postdoctoral researhcer position, Human Biomimetic System RIKEN Hakubi Research Team, Cluster of Pioneering Research, RIKEN
The file name of the ZIP should contain your name.
After you uploaded the ZIP file, please let us (masaya.hagiwara [at] riken.jp) know the file name of the uploaded file.
Recommendation letters must be directly submitted from the referees to the following website with the file name "Human Biomimetic System RIKEN Hakubi Research Team Postdoctoral Researcher [applicant’s name] (Recommendation letter)". Please specify the applicant's name, referee's name and contact information in the recommendation letter.
Recommendation Letter upload
After the referees uploaded the recommendation letter, please let us (masaya.hagiwara [at] riken.jp) know the file name of the uploaded file.
If a confirmation email is not received within 7 days after submission, please contact: masaya.hagiwara [at] riken.jp
Note: All the submitted documents will not be returned.

Deadline
Open until the position is filled

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 just cause.

Selection process
Application screening, interview and oral presentation by selected applicants

Start of Employment
As soon as possible (Negotiable)

Contact Information
RIKEN Cluster of Pioneering Research
Human Biomimetic System RIKEN Hakubi Research Team
Email: yoshie.yamanaka [at] riken.jp
For inquiries, please send an email.

2022-03-09 2022-06-09

A postdoctoral associate position is available to study the molecular and circuit basis of sleep. We use sophisticated genetic approaches in Drosophila and mice to study the genes and circuitry underlying sleep, a fundamental and evolutionary conserved behavior. We are currently studying homeostatic and circadian mechanisms regulating sleep, but also have broad interests in understanding the functions of sleep. To carry out these studies, we combine molecular and genetic approaches with high throughput behavioral assays, immunohistochemical techniques, patch-clamp electrophysiology, and in vivo functional imaging. Applicants should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. and be creative and highly motivated. A strong background in electrophysiology is desirable. For more information, please visit our website: www.markwulab.net.

Representative publications:
1. Blum, I.D.*, Keles, M.F.*, Baz, E.-S., Han, E., Park, K., Luu, S., Issa, H., Brown, M., Ho, M.C.W., Tabuchi, M., Liu, S.*, and Wu, M.N.* (2021). Astroglial Calcium Signaling Encodes Sleep Need in Drosophila. Curr Biol 31, 150-162.

2. Tabuchi, M., Monaco, J.D., Duan, G., Bell, B., Liu, S., Liu, Q., Zhang, K., and Wu, M.N. (2018). Clock-Generated Temporal Codes Determine Synaptic Plasticity to Control Sleep. Cell 175, 1-15.

3. Liu, Q*., Tabuchi, M.*, Liu, S., Kodama, L., Horiuchi, W., Daniels, J., Chiu, L., Baldoni, D., and Wu, M.N. (2017). Branch-Specific Plasticity of a Bifunctional Dopamine Circuit Encodes Protein Hunger. Science 356, 534-539.

4. Liu, S.*, Liu, Q.*, Tabuchi, M., and Wu, M.N. (2016). Sleep Drive is Encoded by Neural Plastic Changes in a Dedicated Circuit. Cell 165, 1347-1360.

5. Liu, S.*, Lamaze, A.*, Liu, Q., Tabuchi, M., Yang, Y., Fowler, M., Bharadwaj, R., Zhang, J., Bedont, J., Blackshaw, S., Lloyd, T.E., Montell, C., Sehgal, A., Koh, K.*, and Wu, M.N.* (2014). WIDE AWAKE Mediates the Circadian Timing of Sleep Onset. Neuron 82, 151-166.

Please send cover letter, CV, and the names of three references to marknwu[at]jhmi.edu (*Please replace [at] with @ when addressing Emails).

Contact:
Dr. Mark Wu
Department of Neurology
Johns Hopkins University
Rangos 289
855 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21205
United States
Email: marknwu[at]jhmi.edu (*Please replace [at] with @ when addressing Emails)

2022-02-24 2022-05-24