The Anton lab in the Neuroscience Center at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine (https://www.antonlab.org) 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: email@example.com. University of North Carolina is an EEO/AA employer and encourages applications from minorities and women.
Tenure-track Associate Professor
Research Center for Systems Immunology, Medical Institute of Bioregulation, Kyushu University
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
This time, we are recruiting a promising young researcher specializing in allergy or cancer immunology as an independent Tenure-track Associate Professor.
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 (http://kobo.jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp/pdf/2019062012146.zip).
Shortlisted candidates may be invited for a seminar and interview.
Starting date of employment
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).
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).
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.
1. Position Offered
• 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
5. Beginning of Employment
6. Fields of Research
(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.
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 (https://www.imcr.gunma-u.ac.jp/?page_id=675&lan=en). Application forms will not be returned.
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
14. For further information, write to the following address:
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 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.