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Available Position:
Research Scientist, one person, full-time.

Our lab:
We want to develop new techniques to "see" something unknown, in order to understand biological systems and to contribute to medical science and our understanding of diseases. Especially, we are focusing on visualizing the distribution of cell states by accurate system-wide measurements with single molecule and/or single cell resolution. We are also developing a new system to study cell systems dynamics and to predict the cell fate by live imaging, cell manipulation, sequencing, etc. Biological targets may be development, differentiation, regeneration, immune system, etc.

Job Descriptions:
A successful candidate will develop new method(s), including instruments, to measure parameters quantitatively from single cells, a few cells, or cells from tissues based on techniques of optical microscope, microfluidics, cell biology, and/or molecular biology, bioinformatics, machine learning, and will measure samples which are important in biology and medical sciences. Biological targets may be organoids, tissues, immune cells, etc, to study development, differentiation, regeneration, aging, immune system, etc.

Work location:
RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research
6-2-3 Furuedai Suita Osaka 565-0874 Japan

Start of Employment:
Earlier is better (Negotiable)

Inquiries for research contents
Katsuyuki Shiroguchi
Email: katsuyuki.shiroguchi[at]
Laboratory for Prediction of Cell Systems Dynamics RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research


2019-11-27 2020-02-27

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.

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