Waseda Institute for Advanced Study (WIAS) was established in September 2006 to enable promising and talented researchers to focus on their research activities under fixed-term contracts in a rich research environment. Around 30 researchers have been working on advanced research in a wide range of themes and with no limitation as to field of study. The Institute is currently recruiting researchers for AY 2020as detailed below.
1. Recruitment Fields: Fields corresponding to the Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences
2. Number of Positions: About 10
3. Appointment Position: Assistant Professor (without tenure) or Associate Professor (without tenure) * The appointment position will be determined based on the screening and interview results.
4. Application Qualifications: Researchers who meet any of the following qualifications (a. - c.)
a.Persons with a doctorate. It is desirable for the doctorate to have been obtained within 10 years of April 1, 2020.
b.Persons who expect to obtain a doctorate by April 1, 2020.
c.Persons with scholarly attainment equivalent to persons who have obtained a doctorate (persons who have completed the full term of a doctoral course etc.) as of April 1, 2020, and who have research experience at a research institution.
* Applicants are expected to be enthusiastic about conducting their research, which will contribute to facilitating research at Waseda University, as well as to establishing and strengthening collaborative network between the researchers of outside/overseas research institutions and universities and those of Waseda University.
5. Research Theme:
* Waseda University has been selected for the “Top Global University Project (TGU)” led by MEXT*, and is working on the project titled “Waseda Goes Global - A Plan to Build a Worldwide Academic Network that is Open, Dynamic and Diverse,” with the aim of accelerating efforts to realize the goals set forth in its mid- to long-term strategic plan, Waseda Vision 150. Efforts are being injected into strengthening the areas of model units, life science and data science at Waseda University, which are highly regarded internationally and form the core of this project.
* For more detail, please visit our website <https://www.waseda.jp/inst/wias/news/2019/04/18/6196/>
6. Duties and Working Conditions: Please visit our website for details.
7. Period of Employment: In principle, the employment start date is April 1, 2020.
8. Selection Procedure and Notification of Results: Please visit our website for details.
9. Application Documents and Application Procedures:
10. Deadline for Application: June 25, 2019 (Tuesday), 5 P.M. (Japan time)
*Submission of application documents through the Online Registration Form must be completed by this date and time.
The goal of the Interdisciplinary Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences (iTHEMS) program is to function as an international center that brings together researchers in theoretical, mathematical, and computational science to unravel mysteries of the Universe, matter, and life, as well as to solve key problems in modern society. Additionally, by offering interdisciplinary schools, workshops, and lectures by leading scientists in academia and by researchers in industries, iTHEMS aims at developing an ideal environment for young researchers to make major breakthroughs. Furthermore, iTHEMS forms an international network for brain circulation through collaborations with domestic and overseas research institutions. https://ithems.riken.jp/en
Job title: Deputy Program Director / one position
Job description: A researcher who leads the field of mathematical biology, understands the purpose of iTHEMS to promote collaborative research across fields, and engages in research and management from a comprehensive perspective.
Qualification: Successful candidate must have high research achievements in mathematical biology, have broad insights into the link between life science and mathematical science, and have strong motivation to engage in research and management in iTHEMS under collaborations inside and outside of RIKEN.
Work location: RIKEN Wako (2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198）
Salary and benefits:
1. A one-year fixed-term employment contract, renewable based on evaluation, to a maximum of the end of the fiscal year 2024 (March 31, 2025).
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, there will be a trial period of employment (2 months).
Work hours: 9:00 to 17:20 (lunch break 12:00 to 12:50).
Deadline: 17:00(JST), October 31, 2019
Start of Employment: April 1, 2020 (negotiable)
For more information, visit http://www.riken.jp/en/careers/researchers/20190422/
A Professor or Associate Professor position (Division of Protein Structural Biology), Institute for Protein Research (IPR), Osaka University
IPR invites qualified applicants to fill the following position:
IPR is a research institute that conducts multidisciplinary life science researches on structures and functions of proteins using creative and innovative approaches. IPR also contributes to the scientific community as a Joint-Usage/Research Center, which promotes collaborative research activities with domestic and international scientists. In order to develop above-mentioned activities as well as to explore a new area of life science research, IPR is seeking for a competitive researcher in one of its division (Division of Protein Structural Biology) as a PI (Professor or associate professor). IPR is particularly seeking for an internationally recognized candidate capable of conducting creative research in structural biology based on the cutting-edge cryo-EM as well as supporting the activity of Joint-Usage/Research at IPR.
Position; Professor or Associate Professor 1 Person
Affiliation; Division of Protein Structural Biology, Institute for Protein Research
1. Conducting research in the area of expertise described above
2. Supporting the activity of Joint-Usage/Research Center as an PI responsible for the cryo-EM facility
3. Teaching undergraduate students from School of Science, and graduate students from Graduate School of Science and/or Frontier Biosciences of Osaka University.
4. Participating in the administrative committees in IPR and Osaka University.
Start of employment;
Employment: Tenured full professor or associate professor
Condition: To be given a research space as well as one assistant professor position
Qualification: PhD holder in the relevant fields with more than 5 years research experiences after obtaining the degree.
Deadline of the application: June 10th (Monday), 2019.
Documents to be submitted:
1. CV with photograph and e-mail (contacting address) including job history and awards
2. List of publications＊ (papers, reviews and books) with the citation index; list of presentations (invited talks only) ; Citation index (h-index) in Google Scholar＊＊. Encircle the numbers of the most important papers (up to 5).
3. List of scientific external grants during the past 10 years (2009-2019)
4. Description on i) Past research and achievement; ii) Future plan of researches and their perspectives; iii) Past experiences of teaching and contribution to a Joint-Usage/Research, if any (up to 6 pages in total).
5. Summaries for the most important papers (up to 5) in no more than 400 words each.
6. PDF reprints of the above five important papers.
7. Letter of recommendation from two researchers, who directly know the candidate well.
＊Authors, title, name of journal, volume, pages, years should be included, with the applicant’s name underlined.
＊＊The h-index will be obtained in “Google Scholar”; please register and create your own account at the site. In “My citation” page, after selecting your own papers, the citation number, h-index and i10 index are automatically calculated and will be shown in the upper right corner of the page. Please indicate the numbers (citation number, h-index and i10 index) in the List of publication.
Please prepare the documents 1-5 in either A4 or legal size, and save them as a single combined PDF file. Save this file as well as the PDF reprints (document #6) in an electronic media (CD, DVD etc.) and mail it to the address below via regular post. A recommendation letter should be in a sealed envelope when included in the application package, or can be directly sent to the Office in an envelope with a clear indication about the content.
Enquiry about the position:
(1) The term of Employment
(2) Probation Period
(3) Work Location
(4) Employment Form
(5) Salary and Benefits
(7) Concerning work conditions, please refer to “Work Regulations for National University Corporation Osaka University Staff” and related regulations.
See our websitefor details: http://www.riken.jp/en/careers/hakubi/sechikato2020/
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).
*Who is 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.
Term of employment and salary
Application and screening procedures
See our website for details: http://www.riken.jp/en/careers/hakubi/hakubi2020/
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).
*What is “Hakubi”? — Hakubi is a proverb derived from classical Chinese literature.
Term of employment and salary
Application and screening procedures
A postdoctoral position is now available in the Department of Pharmacology in the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. The laboratory is currently funded by the NIH and a private foundation that focuses on Usher Syndrome. Our research focus is retinal cell biology with the goal of discovering small molecule therapy for photoreceptor degenerative disorders. To elucidate the disease mechanisms, we genetically dissect the process of photoreceptor morphogenesis and maintenance in vertebrate animals. Our laboratory pioneered real-time imaging of proteins and small molecules within the retina, and takes advantage of state of the art confocal/multiphoton/STED microscopy techniques. Our research also heavily depends on the tissue culture system to biochemically study the components required for photoreceptor morphogenesis/maintenance. For more details, check our website: https://www.imanishi-lab.org
The applicant is expected to be highly independent and be capable of designing experiments and conducting hypothesis-based research projects. The candidate should have a strong background in cell biology, molecular biology, or biochemistry. Knowledge of fluorescence microscopy is favorable, although not necessary. Salary will be commensurate with experience and will adhere to current NIH guidelines.
- Doctoral degree in a relevant field
- Substantial knowledge and expertise in molecular biology and research of renal diseases.
- Ability to perform multiple tasks and prioritize them
- Ability to organize and handle a large quantity of data
- Excellent creative thinking skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Strong enthusiasm for AAV and gene therapy research
How to apply:
Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation, contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Posfai Lab (www.posfailab.org) at Princeton University is looking to recruit a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow. Our group studies the molecular and cellular mechanisms of cell fate choice and morphogenesis during early embryonic development, using the preimplantation mouse embryo as a model system. Our main approach is combining genetic engineering and quantitative, high-resolution live imaging using light sheet microscopy. The lab’s assets include our recently developed highly efficient genome editing method in mouse embryos and our own light sheet microscope dedicated to preimplantation embryo imaging.
The postdoctoral candidate should have a strong interest in developmental biology and mouse genetics. Experience in light sheet microscopy and/or computational image analysis is preferred, but not necessary. Motivation and excellence is valued more than previous field of study.
The candidate will benefit from an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment at Princeton and the vibrant and supportive atmosphere of a junior lab. Researchers at the rank of Postdoctoral Research Associate are ordinarily appointed for one year at a time. Appointments are reviewed annually to consider reappointment and salary level. The position is benefits-eligible.
To apply, email your CV and cover letter explaining your interests and motivation to Eszter Posfai (email@example.com) and arrange for three reference letters to be sent on your behalf.
For more information, visit www.posfailab.org.
Post-doctoral position to study the functions of a novel non-coding RNA in the mammalian circadian clock system (Virginia Tech)
The Kojima Lab is looking for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Associate to work on a NIH-funded project that dissects molecular functions of a novel non-coding gene in the mammalian circadian system. We are looking for ambitious, creative and smart colleagues, whose expertise enriches our team.
Required Qualifications include: 1) Ph.D. degree in biochemistry, biology, or a related field, 2) One or more publication as a first-author in a peer-reviewed journal, 3) Experience in at least one of the following fields (molecular/cellular biology, generation of genetically modified animal models, RNA biology). Experiences in bioinformatics and/or mathematical modeling of molecular regulatory networks will be appreciated.
This position carries a salary of $45,000 – $58,850 (depending on experience) plus benefits, including health insurance. Review of applications will begin immediately until the positions are filled. To apply, please submit a cover letter discussing your interest in a position, your curriculum vitae, a half-page research statement, and contact information for three references at: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/94635
Further inquiries should be directed to Shihoko Kojima (firstname.lastname@example.org). Our laboratory is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion at Virginia Tech, and we welcome applications by individuals with disabilities, or members of minorities or other disadvantaged groups.
Staff Scientist/ Postdoctoral Fellow
The Srinivasan Lab at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF)
The Srinivasan Lab at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) studies lymphedema, a debilitating disease for which there is no cure. The lab uses state of the art technologies to dissect the roles of transcription factors and signaling molecules. We collaborate with numerous internationally recognized investigators thus offering career development opportunities for trainees. Please check our latest publications: Geng et al (2016) Dev Biol. (cover image) Jan 1;409(1):218-33, Cha et al (2016) Genes Dev. (cover image) June 16; 30: 1-16, and Cha et al (2018) Cell Reports (cover image) October 16; 25(3):571-584.