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The Anton lab in the Neuroscience Center at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine ( is seeking highly motivated post doctoral fellows interested in investigating the molecular mechanisms of cerebral cortical development and neurodevelopmental disorders (see Neuron 2019 July 2; 103, 1-17. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2019.05.049; Developmental Cell 2017 Aug 7; 42(3):286-300.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2017.07.010). Opportunities are available to investigate the molecular mechanisms of progenitor and neuronal development in mammalian brain and in neurodevelopmental disorders using advanced methods, including circuit mapping, clarity, chemogenetic and optogenetic manipulation of signaling pathways, CRISPR-Cas9 based genome editing, brain organoids, and single cell sequencing. The lab provides an exceptionally supportive environment designed to facilitate career growth and path to independence. Ambitious, driven candidates with a recent PhD (and/or MD) in molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, neuroscience, or related field with a solid thesis publication record are encouraged to apply. Please send CV and a brief cover letter of interest to Dr. E. S. Anton via e-mail: University of North Carolina is an EEO/AA employer and encourages applications from minorities and women.

2019-07-09 2019-10-09

Number of Positions Offered: One Tenure-track Associate Professor (Principal Investigator)

Division: Division of Allergy and Immunology or Division of Cancer Immunology

Application deadline: August 31, 2019

The Medical Institute of Bioregulation, Kyushu University, aims to enhance our understanding of the Host-Defense System, an essential regulatory mechanism involved in human biology, at the cellular and molecular levels. With the long-term goal of curing diseases, the Institute has become one of the most active and productive research institutes in Japan, and has established itself as a world-renowned research institute for basic medical science. Our current goal is to establish a center of excellence for the Host-Defense System, focusing on multi-scale and transomics medicine.
In April 2018, the Research Center for Systems Immunology was newly established with two divisions: the Division of Bioinformatics and Division of Mucosal Immunology. We are now going to establish two more divisions: namely, the Division of Allergy and Immunology and Division of Cancer Immunology by 2021.
(For more information, visit

This time, we are recruiting a promising young researcher specializing in allergy or cancer immunology as an independent Tenure-track Associate Professor.
Regarding this employment, our Institute will provide financial support for a start-up and one postdoctoral position.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree and have an outstanding research record regarding such fields as allergy and immunology or cancer immunology and have at least 5 original articles, including 3 or more first-author articles in authoritative international academic journals. All candidates are expected to have a strong background in cellular and molecular biology, and to be interested in actively participating in multi-omics analyses in the field of allergy or cancer immunology for the development of novel therapeutics.

Employment Duration:
5 years tenure-track
After completion of the initial 5-year period, the opportunity to obtain tenure is possible.
In addition, for outstanding researchers, it will be possible over time to be promoted to professor in this post.

Required Documentation

1) Recommendation letter (free format)

2) Curriculum vitae

3) A signed oath regarding the contents of the Curriculum vitae

4) A list of research achievements (including peer-reviewed papers, conference, reviews, books, patents)

5) Prints of three important publications

6) A list of research grants (for the previous 5 years)

7) A list of Journal Impact Factor data

8) A summary of the applicant’s research activities and future research plan (A4, free format)

※2)3)4)6)7): formats can be downloaded from the Kyushu University website (

Shortlisted candidates may be invited for a seminar and interview.
Submit all PDF documents on either a USB memory stick or a CD-ROM, together with the hardcopy.
Application documents will not be returned.

Starting date of employment
From January 1st, 2020 until March 31st, 2020 at the latest.

Mailing address:
Kyushu University
Human Resources Section 2, General Affairs Divisions, Administrative Office (Medical Sciences, Dental Science and Pharmaceutical Sciences)
3-1-1 Maidashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8582 JAPAN

Contact details
Director Yusaku Nakabeppu
Medical Institute of Bioregulation Kyushu University
3-1-1 Maidashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8582 JAPAN
TEL: +81-92-642-6800
E-mail: Yusaku[at]

Additional Information

1) Kyushu University is an equal opportunity employer and follows the principle of the Basic Act for Gender Equal Society (Act. No.78 of 1999).
<Office for the Promotion of Gender Equality, Kyushu University>

2) Kyushu University is an equal opportunity employer and follows the principle of the Act on Employment Promotion etc. of Persons with Disabilities (Act No. 123 of 1960, revised in 2013) and Act on the Elimination of Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (Act No. 65 of 2013).

2019-06-21 2019-08-31

The Institute for Molecular and Cellular Regulation (IMCR), Gunma University is seeking a researcher in the field of endocrinology and metabolism to occupy one full professorship for a term of five academic years.

Approved by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), IMCR is the only basic research center in the field of endocrinology and metabolism in Japan. Responding to social demands, IMCR aims for high-quality basic medical research on lifestyle maladies such as metabolic syndrome. IMCR is also involved in many collaborative projects undertaken upon request from the scientific community. IMCR seeks one associate professor with distinguished records in basic medical research and outstanding achievements in the study of endocrinology, metabolism, and related areas. We are looking for a researcher who will study molecular mechanisms of epigenetic and transcriptional regulations of biological processes such as energy metabolism and cellular functions in the Laboratory of Epigenetics and Metabolism under the mentoring of Professor Takeshi Inagaki. We seek to understand the molecular mechanisms which will provide novel approaches for the treatment of lifestyle-related diseases such as obesity and diabetes mellitus. The main targets of our study are transcription factors and epigenetic regulatory enzymes which mediate gene expressions in response to the changes in environmental conditions. Our research is for elucidating how lifestyle affects the future development of metabolic diseases through epigenetic memory of environmental changes.
(For more information, visit

1. Position Offered
1 Associate professorship

2. Affiliation
The Appointee will be affiliated with the IMCR, Gunma University.

3. Qualifications

• Applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree.

• Applicants should have an outstanding record of achievements in research in the field of endocrinology or metabolism.

• Applicants should be thoroughly proficient in Japanese.

4. Term of Employment
The successful applicant will be employed for five years. The performance of the appointee will be assessed at the end of his/her term by the IMCR Promotion Committee. The appointee who successfully fulfills the evaluation process will then be appointed as a tenured professor at Gunma University.

5. Beginning of Employment
Employment will begin on November 1st, 2019 or later.

6. Fields of Research
Gunma University seeks applications for one associate professorship in the following fields of research: Basic medical sciences in endocrinology, metabolism, and related areas, in particular, the area of the model organism biology systems.

7. Duties

(1) Perform basic medical research in the field described in category 6 above.

(2) Contribute to international collaborative research.

(3) Publish research findings and present findings at domestic and international conferences.

(4) Apply for and obtain research grants from external sources.

(5) Participate in educational activities carried out at the Gunma University undergraduate or graduate schools.

(6) Perform other miscellaneous tasks as required by the University.

8. Working Conditions

(1) The appointee will be posted to work at the Gunma University Showa Campus.

(2) The appointee is subject to Gunma University employment regulations.

(3) University regulations apply to inventions and/or discoveries produced while employed in the position offered. The intellectual property rights belong to the University.

9. Salary
The associate professor’s or lecturer salaries (annual salary system) are determined in accordance with the Gunma University salary regulations.

10. Documents to be submitted in support of the application

(1) Curriculum vitae (Form 1*)

(2) List of publications (Form 2*, Excel file)

(3) List of scientific research fund grants received during the past 10 years (Form 3*)

(4) Copies of up to 5 publications

(5) A statement of purpose of approximately 1,500 words regarding the objectives of the applicant’s research.

(6) Two letters of recommendation (one of which should be written by a member from outside of current affiliation).

(7) Letter of commitment (Form 4*)

(8) Storage medium (CD, DVD, or USB clip drive), containing Word or Excel files of (1)-(5) and (7).

*Downloadable from the Gunma University website ( Application forms will not be returned.
②-3-2英語版別紙様式1-4CV&application form
②-3-3 Form2 List of Publications(業績リストエクセル)

11. Deadline
Application documents must reach Gunma University by August 1st, 2019 (JST).

12. Selection of Candidates

(1) Selection will be determined through examination of application documents.

(2) Applicants will be called in for an interview and asked to make a presentation. Applicants selected in the first screening will be contacted at a later date.

(3) Applicants will be informed of the final decision by post in late October 2019.

(4) The IMCR promotes gender equality by actively hiring women when candidates are recognized as equivalent in performance evaluation (performance in research, educational performance, and social contributions). The Institute also welcomes foreign researchers who can contribute to the globalization of the Institute.

13. Submitting Application Materials
Post all the application materials to the address below. On the envelope, please indicate “Associate Professor Application Documents.”
Chairman of the Associate Professor Selection Committee
Institute for Molecular and Cellular Regulation, Gunma University
3-39-15, Showa-machi
Maebashi, Gunma 371-8512

14. For further information, write to the following address:
For further information related to the IMCR program, please contact:
Mr. Kohji SEKINE
General Affairs Division, Institute for Molecular and Cellular Regulation, Gunma University
Phone: +81-27-220-8822  E-mail: kk-msomu4[at]
Please contact Professor Takeshi INAGAKI for inquiry about the research.
(E-mail: Inagaki[at]

2019-06-11 2019-08-01

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.

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).
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Commuting and housing allowances will be provided. Social insurance will be applied. Mandatory membership in the RIKEN Mutual Benefit Society (RIKEN Kyosaikai).

Work hours: 9:00 to 17:20 (lunch break 12:00 to 12:50).
Days off include public holidays, New Year's holidays (Dec. 29 - Jan 3), and RIKEN Foundation Day. These and other provisions are in accordance with RIKEN regulations.

Deadline: 17:00(JST), October 31, 2019

Start of Employment: April 1, 2020 (negotiable)

Contact Information:
RIKEN Interdisciplinary Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences (iTHEMS)
Email: ithems-jinji[at] (Replace [at] with @ )

For more information, visit

2019-04-26 2019-10-31

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:

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.
Please submit your CV, brief statement of research interest, and contact information for three references via E-mail to Dr. Yoshikazu Imanishi (

2019-04-05 2019-07-05