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Job Description
We are soliciting applications for the position of Postdoctoral Researcher focusing on "Post-Koch studies on Archaea: the third domain of life (FY2019–2023, Co-Investigator: Takuro Nunoura)" within Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas as well as "Post-Koch Ecology: The next-era microbial ecology that elucidates the super-terrestrial organism system", and "Diversity and origin of TCA cycle (FY2019–2022, Principal investigator: Takuro Nunoura)" within Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A).

The team at JAMSTEC will conduct multi-omics analyses including novel metabolomic analysis using stable isotope probing, targeting environmental microbes in both domains of life, Archaea and Bacteria, to explore novel central carbon metabolisms including the TCA cycle and amino acid biosynthetic pathways.

[Relevant Research Fields]
Microbiology, environmental microbiology, metabolic engineering, biochemistry, molecular biology, bioinformatics, and other related fields. Research experience with marine and deep-sea microorganisms is not essential.

Applicants are required to have been awarded or expect to have obtained a Ph.D. in a related field by the date of employment. In addition, no more than 5 years can have passed between the last day of the fiscal year in which the applicants obtained a Ph.D. and the date of employment.
*Persons of any nationality and either gender are encouraged to apply.

Work Place
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
Yokosuka Headquarters, 2-15 Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka city, Kanagawa, 237-0061, JAPAN

Closing Date
November 29, 2019 at 13:00 pm JST (The application documents must arrive at JAMSTEC by this date.)

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2019-11-05 2019-11-29

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join the group of Dr. Fabio Demontis. The lab is located in the Department of Developmental Neurobiology 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 representative publications, please see: Cell 2010 Nov 24;143(5): 813-25; Cell Reports 2019 Jul 30;28(5):1268-1281; Genome Research 2019 Aug; 29(8):1262-1276; Genes&Development 2015 Dec 1;29(23):2475-89; Annual Review of Physiology 2016;78:85-107; Cell Reports 2014 Jun 12;7(5):1481-94.

In addition to a Ph.D., the candidate should have expertise in molecular, biochemical and/or cell biological techniques. Training in aging research, proteostasis, and/or Drosophila genetics is preferred but not required.

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 both the outstanding research facilities and the highly collaborative St. Jude community.

Interested applicants should send their CV, a cover letter describing research experience and interests, and names and addresses of three references to:
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is an equal opportunity employer.

2019-09-10 2019-12-10

ASHBi is now looking for a Program-Specific Associate/Assistant Professor in Comparative Epigenomics of Bourque Group. For more information, please refer to the following website.

1. Job Titles: Program-Specific Associate/Assistant professor

2. Number of Positions: One (1)

3. Eligibility:

1)The candidate has a Ph.D.

2)The candidate has excellent research achievements in the related fields and ability to supervise postdoctoral fellows and graduate students

3)The candidate should have the ability to develop and manage his/her research projects

4)He/she has high-level communication skills in English

4. Starting Date: December 1, 2019 or the earliest possible date thereafter (adjustable according to individual requirements)

5. Term: Five (5) years in principle (with annual renewal, the first from 31 March 2020) Initial probationary employment period: six (6) months

6. Job Descriptions:
The Bourque group in ASHBi is seeking a Program-Specific Associate/Assistant Professor interested in generating and analyzing comparative epigenomics datasets. We are part of the International Human Epigenome Consortium (IHEC) which, together with ENCODE and the NIH Roadmap, has released more than 10,000 epigenomic maps across multiple human cell types. Through this work, a large fraction of the human genome was observed to be transcribed or biochemically active in at least one cell type. Going forward, we posit that inter-species epigenomic datasets, especially those of closely related nonhuman primate species, will be key to better characterize the evolution and functional role of human non-coding DNA. We have started to generate such maps in various primate cells (human, chimpanzee, macaque, etc.) including induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and also sorted blood cells. We are now seeking a candidate to expand on these projects with new collaborators in ASHBi, Kyoto University and elsewhere in Japan.

7. Working Conditions: Five (5) working days per week
Working hours: 38 hours 45 minutes per week under a discretionary labor system.

8. Deadline: Open until the positions are filled.

9. Evaluation Procedure: Submitted applications will be reviewed, followed by interviews for short-listed candidates.

10. Application Method: Application documents must be prepared in English according to the “Application Guidelines”, and submitted as email attachments to the following email address.

11. Contact
Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Biology (ASHBi) KUIAS, Kyoto University

2019-08-27 2019-11-27