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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

The Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI), a permanent research institute based at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan, is seeking a pioneering, enthusiastic, collaborative, and open-minded scientist to establish a research program in origin of life (OOL) studies as a tenured faculty member of the university (Associate or Full Professor level). We are particularly interested in the broad areas of chemistry and/or biology to further strengthen our in-house collaboration between theorists and experimentalists.

Principal Investigator of ELSI (Professor or Associate Professor)

Number of Openings: 1

Place of Work:
Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology
2-12-1-IE-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8550, Japan

Subject Area:
Study of the early Earth and study of the origin of life.


1) Candidates should hold a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent).

2) Candidates should have their own original research plans in the subject specified above and demonstrated abilities to acquire external or competitive funds to promote their own research.

3) Candidates should be qualified to offer graduate-level instruction and classroom teaching in English with demonstrated capacity to supervise and teach graduate students.

4) Candidates should have an international research network in a relevant subject and a strong commitment to the development and the strategic and operational management of the institute.

Starting Date: February 1st, 2020, or earliest possible date thereafter Application closing date: September 30th, 2019

Application materials:
Please prepare materials specified on the following web page in PDF format.
There is no set format. All documents must be provided in English.

Application Procedure:
Please submit your application by registered mail/courier or electronically.

A. Submission by registered mail or courier service.
Please send your application as a single PDF file recorded on a CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, or USB flash drive to the following address:
Administrative Vice Director
Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology
2-12-1-IE-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, 152-8550, Japan

* Please write "Application for the ELSI faculty position" in red on the front of the envelope.

B. Submission through ELSI's public position offering page.
The link for submission of application is posted at the end of the following web page.
Please generate and submit a single PDF file that includes all the documents specified. The file size should not exceed 5 MB.

Inquiries: Please contact Director Kei Hirose via e-mail (faculty-recruitment[at]; replace [at] by @).

2019-08-30 2019-09-30

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

Job title, available positions: Research & Development Scientist, one position

Job description: The candidate will analyze the type and frequency of heavy-ion-beam-induced mutation using genome information, study the mutation spectrum of heavy-ion-beam as a physical mutagen, and initiate basic and applied research on targeted mutagenesis in plants and microbes. The candidate will develop and implement genome analysis techniques of model and non-model plants, commercial variety of agricultural produce, and microbes, etc, using both experimental (wet) and bioinformatics (dry) approaches. The successful candidate will establish cooperative relationship with domestic/overseas collaborators to develop novel technologies, and engage in tasks to support ion-beam irradiation experiments about 12 times a year.

Deadline: 17:00(JST), September 20, 2019

Start of Employment: January 1, 2020 (Negotiable)

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2019-08-06 2019-09-20

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

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 @ )

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2019-04-26 2019-10-31