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Open positions
Laboratory Head: 1 position (full professor level)

Applicants must have an outstanding research record and the ability to lead the above research field internationally. We welcome applicants of all nationalities.

Work location
Branch and address
RIKEN Yokohama Campus (1-7-22 Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 230-0045)

Research field and overview
RIKEN's research is based on synthesis and interdisciplinarity, and with free thinking as its basic philosophy, RIKEN promotes research that goes beyond the boundaries of conventional research fields, while at the same time responding to the needs of society from a strategic perspective.

RIKEN invites applications for the position of Laboratory Head (indefinite-term employment position) to serve in a leadership position in the following research area. The successful candidate will be responsible for directing research projects from a medium-to-long-term perspective.

Field: Non-coding RNA biology
Non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) are often correlated with human diseases and also contribute to various biological phenomenon. However, the mechanisms of how ncRNAs function and how their expression is regulated remain unknown. From a translational perspective, expansion of ncRNA research is expected to contribute to nucleic acids therapeutics. RIKEN seeks a principal investigator who will lead a laboratory with a focus on elucidating ncRNA functions in biology and in human diseases. The successful candidate is expected to conduct cutting edge researches in ncRNA biology with experimental approaches, such as biochemistry, cell biology and genetics, and/or with data-driven approaches, such as structural biology, genomics and large-scale data-sciences.

RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences (IMS) provides the laboratory head with a starting-up package including research fund and a supportive environment for conducting independent research.

For an overview of RIKEN IMS, please visit the IMS website.

The application must arrive no later than noon, January 11, 2022 (Japan Standard Time)

Start of Employment
RIKEN expects that the successful candidate will be able to take up this position at the earliest opportunity on or after October 1, 2022.

For more information and required application documents, please visit the application website:

2021-10-12 2022-01-11

Open positions
Principal Investigator: 1 position (tenured full professor level)

Applicants must have an outstanding research record and the ability to lead the above research field internationally. We welcome applicants of all nationalities.

Work location
RIKEN Yokohama Campus (1-7-22 Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 230-0045)

Research field and overview
RIKEN's research is based on synthesis and interdisciplinarity. With, free-thinking as its basic philosophy, RIKEN promotes research that goes beyond the boundaries of conventional research fields, while at the same time responding to the needs of society from a strategic perspective.

RIKEN invites applications for the position of Principal Investigator (PI, indefinite-term employment position) to serve in a leadership position in the following research area. The successful candidate will be responsible for directing research projects from a mid-to-long-term perspective.

Field: in situ Structural Biology
RIKEN has introduced cryo-electron microscopes (Tecnai Arctica, Krios G4) and cryo-FIB/SEM (Aquilos2) to establish the research infrastructure for single particle analysis and cryo-electron tomography. In this call for applications, we are looking for a PIwho will play a central role in promoting research on "in situ structural biology," i.e., "in situ analysis of complex structures of biological macromolecules functioning in cells," by making full use of these research facilities, especially cryo-EMs.
Since this field is still in its infancy, we welcome not only candidates with experience and achievements in cryo-EM tomography, but also ambitious candidates who will pioneer the field of in situ structural biology research based on their past research experiences, such as single-particle analysis of reconstituted functional complexes in vitro. We are looking for a candidate who is willing to explore the field of in situ structural biology based on his or her previous research experience.
The Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR) aims to understand the general principles of organismal temporal dynamics throughout the lifespan from birth to death, including aging. We have more than 70 laboratories working on various approaches including imaging, multi-omics, theoretical biology, molecular biology, structural biology, stem cell biology, organoids, and various animal models. Each PI will be provided with a research environment including start-up and research funding for independent research. In addition, PIs are encouraged to carry out research projects in collaboration with other laboratories to achieve the Center's goals, for which additional funding will be provided. The laboratory head may employ researchers, technicians, and assistants with these research funds and any external funding obtained. Support is provided for the maintenance and management of laboratory animals, genetically modified animal production, optical imaging, electron microscopy (TEM, SEM), and omics analysis. The Center also provides opportunities for joint research through its network of medical institutions and companies and can accept graduate students through its affiliated graduate school system. For more information, please visit the BDR website (
We are looking for a person who will lead the next generation of structural biology at the Center and RIKEN, and who will be a core member of the international leadership in this research field. Since the above facilities are part of the project to promote the sharing of advanced research facilities, this laboratory is also expected to actively contribute to the shared service of cryo-electron microscopy.


The application must arrive no later than noon, January 7, 2022 (Japan Standard Time)

Start of employment
October 1, 2022 or earliest possible date after this date.

For more information and required application documents, please visit the application website:

2021-10-12 2022-01-07

The He lab at UC-Berkeley is one of the pioneers in studying the functions of the non-coding genome in mammalian development and disease. We employ novel approaches in mouse genetics, comparative genomics, cell and molecular biology to understand the functional importance and the molecular regulation of various non-coding elements, including microRNAs (miRNAs), long ncRNAs and more recently, transposon elements. Combining new technology of mouse CRISPR genome engineering and innovative live cell imaging technologies, the He lab pioneers in vivo studies to elucidate the new cellular functions and new molecular mechanisms of ncRNAs and transposons, which often lead to exciting new directions in the field. The discoveries of the He lab have been well recognized by prestigious journals including Nature, Science and Cell.

The PI, Dr. Lin He, was awarded the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship and the Searle Scholar in 2009, and is currently a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Faculty Scholar, and a Thomas and Stacey Siebel distinguished chair professor at UC-Berkeley. More information about The He Lab can be found via

The He lab is in the MCB department at UC-Berkeley, which encompasses a breadth of disciplines spanning all levels of organization and encompassing diverse organisms. UC-Berkeley is at a central location in the San Francisco bay area, surrounded by many excellent academic institutions and biotech/pharmaceutical companies. The breath of training, combined with the unique location of Berkeley in the center of biomedical research, offer a nurturing environment for the next-generation scientist to launch on a successful career in biomedical research in academia and industry.

The He Lab at UC-Berkeley is seeking a creative, accomplished, and highly motivated postdoctoral scholars to work within our graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The postdoctoral fellow will work closely with the PI and junior students/staff members to study the roles of non-coding elements in mammalian preimplantation development, embryonic stem cell biology, cilia biology and disease, and lung cancer metastasis. The postdoc fellow will have a unique opportunity to learn our novel in vivo CRISPR-genome editing tools, and to create a innovative research program using in vivo biology.

Minimum/Basic Qualifications Required (At the time of application):
Ph.D. in Genetics, Genomics, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, or related field, with a track record of first-author publication(s) in peer-reviewed journals. Successful trainees are those who are truly excited about science, who often have prior experiences in mouse genetics, RNA biology, imaging, or genomics. Excellent writing and communication skills in English is preferred.

To Apply:
Interested individuals should submit an updated CV, and contact information for 3 recommendation letters, and a cover letter. (Letters of reference may be requested of the finalists). Please send these documents to Dr. Lin He at glinhe[at] (*Please replace [at] with @ when addressing Emails)

2021-10-05 2022-01-05

The Niwa laboratory ( in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is seeking a creative and motivated postdoctoral fellow.

We aim to investigate how psychosocial stress affects behaviors via altered neuronal function and connectivity in brain. The ultimate goal of the laboratory’s research is to understand the biological mechanisms by which the endocrine system controls the developmental trajectory of brain and behavior. By combining mouse behavioral assays, in vivo monitoring of neuronal activities in freely-behaving mice, optogenetic/chemogenetic modulation of neuronal activities, neural circuit tracing, and epigenetic/gene expression analysis, we plan to unravel the underlying mechanisms from the molecular and cellular to the circuitry and behavioral levels.

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology offers a strong supportive research environment in both laboratory and clinical settings. Research resources are enriched through the Neuroscience community at UAB.

The post-doctoral fellow will be encouraged to develop her/his own research within the overall goal of the laboratory: understanding of neurobiology underlying stress-related disorders. The fellow will also have an opportunity to take part in the highly interactive scientific community at the UAB.

1) Candidates must have a doctoral level degree (M.D. and/or Ph.D.) in neurobiology, neuroscience, neuropsychophrmacology, biomedical engineering, system biology, molecular biology, or a related field.
2) Preferences will be given to creative and motivated candidates with experience in rodent behavioral assessments, optogenetics, electrophysiological and/or in vivo imaging methods, but highly motivated candidates with alternate experience are also encouraged to apply.
3) The ideal postdoctoral candidate will be dedicated to basic research with strong analytical and communication skills. The fellow is expected to collaborate with colleagues inside and outside the laboratory.

This person will perform behavioral assays, neurochemical assays including in vivo microdialysis, circuit mapping, and in vivo calcium imaging with a miniature epifluorescence microscope in conjunction with optogenetic/chemogenetic manipulation in the neurobiology and neuroendocrinology of parenting, emotional, motivational, and social behaviors. One of our projects is currently supported by a 5-year R01 research grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to understand the role of adolescent stress in postpartum mood and cognition.

Start date: January 2022 and later.

Salary: Salary is commensurate with the UAB guideline for Postdoctoral researchers. Coming with fellowship funding is always a plus.

Application process: Interested individuals should contact Minae Niwa, Ph.D. (mniwa[at] *Please replace [at] with @ when addressing Emails) directly and provide the following documents in sequence in one PDF:
1) Curriculum vitae.
2) A brief summary of research accomplishments including experimental skills, research interests, and career goals.
3) Contact information for at least two references.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.
Minae Niwa, Ph.D.

2021-09-22 2021-12-22

An opportunity is immediately available for a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Washington University Division of Nephrology. Our research is focused on the homeostasis of organelles, including ER, mitochondria and lysosome (autophagy) in the kidney disease. The overall goals of our research are to delineate the molecular mechanisms underlying stress response-mediated kidney diseases, including nephrotic syndrome (NS), Alport syndrome, autosomal dominant tubulointerstitial kidney disease (ADTKD), acute ischemic kidney injury, and other acquired forms of ER disease, to develop ER stress biomarkers in human patients, and to identify novel drugs to restore the homeostasis of these organelles. (Proc Natl Acad Sci 2019; JCI Insight 2017; J Am Soc Nephrol 2016, JCI and PNAS 2021 under revision, with two issued patents related to the discovery of ER stress biomarkers and novel ER modulators). The posted position will focus on mechanistic investigation of the therapeutic role of our newly patented biotherapeutic protein in the treatment of nephrotic syndrome and ER calcium dysregulation. We are using cutting-edge research approaches, including stably transfected or knock-down cells, molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, inducible transgenic, conditional knock-out and CRISPR generated knock-in mouse models, human iPSCs derived from patients, and state-of-the-art in vitro & in vivo imaging techniques. We are also collaborating with NIH labs for high throughput drug screening. In addition, we have access to multiple human kidney disease consortiums to acquire their genomic data, gene expression, histology from kidney biopsies, and urine samples. The PI is well funded by multiple grants from NIH, Department of Defense etc. and industry. The lab environment is highly supportive and the position will be stable for at least 3 years.

Required Qualifications:
A PhD or MD/PhD degree in biochemistry, molecular biology, molecular genetics or other related fields is required. A strong background in molecular biology or biochemistry is required. Previous working experience in ER, mitochondria or autophagy, or calcium signaling, or in podocyte biology or mouse genetic models of kidney disease is highly desired, but not required.

Department Summary:
The Washington University Division of Nephrology ( is a top research-focused academic division. The research environment is outstanding.

Salary Range:
Commensurate with experience. Provide competitive salary with excellent fringe benefits. The living cost in St. Louis is very affordable.

Applicant Special Instructions:
If you are a highly career-oriented researcher and motivated to work hard, please email a CV, a cover letter and the names of three referees to:

Y. Maggie Chen, MD, PhD, FASN
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Cell Biology & Physiology
Director, Nephrotic Syndrome Clinic
Division of Nephrology
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO 63110
Email: ychen32[at]
Lab website:

2021-09-21 2021-12-21

Job Description
JAMSTEC is recruiting a Project Researcher (Ⅱ), who will participate in the medium to long-term plan (FY2019-2025) and work on the “Deep Sea Bioresource Provision Project” (Project Leader: Shigeru Deguchi), which will promote the industrial use of deep sea bioresources through an open-innovation system.

Details of the research at the Research Center for Bioscience and Nanoscience (CeBN) and the project can be found at (Japanese)

[Research Description]
CeBN has constructed a database that includes environmental genomics and environmental parameters from ocean observatories to reveal the genetic potential of marine microbes in biotechnology and basic environmental sciences. We invite applications for a Project Researcher (Ⅱ) position to lead the exploration of marine genetic resources and investigation of the ecological roles of microbial ecosystems, such as the impact of microbial functions on marine geochemical cycles, the relationship between the global ocean circulation and biogeography, and viral diversity, function, and evolution.

[Relevant Research Fields]
Bioinformatics, molecular biology, environmental microbiology

The successful applicant must have completed a Ph.D. in a closely related field of research or technology development.

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

Working Conditions & Contract Period
(1) Number of positions:
1 position for Project Researcher (Ⅱ)

(2) Type of contract:
Fixed-term employee

(3) Working Hours:
Discretionary labor system

(4) Contract Period:
Total period will be terminated on March 31, 2026 after four contract renewals.

*Even if appointed on or after April 1, 2022, the contract period will be terminated on March 31, 2026.

*First contract period is from January 1, 2022 to March 31, 2022.

*Effective date of employment is negotiable. However it might be changed due to the influence of COVID-19 expansion.

*Contract period can be renewed depending on the performance and working attitude of the successful applicant.

*Contract period might change due to budget constraints of the project.

*In accordance with JAMSTEC bylaws, on reaching the age of 65 during an employed fiscal year, the contract period will expire at the end of the same fiscal year. This bylaw may change.

*This position is a non-tenure-track, fixed-term employee position.

Annual salary (paid in 1/12 equal monthly payments)
e.g., JPY 6,000,000~7,000,000

*Salary will be competitive in accordance with JAMSTEC bylaw, based on the academic qualifications and demonstrated research skills of the applicant.

*Bonus and retirement allowance are included in the annual salary.

Closing Date
November 17, 2021 at 13:00 in Japan time (The application documents must arrive at JAMSTEC by this date.)

Human Resources Section, Human Resources Dept., JAMSTEC
Email: recruit-app[at]

*Please replace [at] with @ when addressing Emails.

*For inquiries by Email, please include "CeBN BGS21-001" in the subject line.

For further information, please visit

2021-09-21 2021-11-17

RNA Systems Biochemistry Laboratory, RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research
(Chief Scientist: Shintaro Iwasaki)

Research Field and Overview
Harnessing the next-generation deep sequencer, our laboratory investigates the biological processes governed by RNA and translation controls. We apply comprehensive approaches including ribosome profiling to diverse biological phenomena and simultaneously interrogate the molecular mechanisms by classical biochemistry. We also aim to develop a novel technology that breaks through the challenges of the pre-existing techniques and enables us to address the regulatory dynamics of RNA and translation.

Open Positions
Research Scientist: 1 position

Job description
Development of innovative approaches based on next-generation sequencing for RNA/translation study.

The successful candidate is expected to conduct research and development on topics specific to the laboratory and to contribute to the management of the laboratory.

Doctoral degree (or equivalent research ability and background) in the relevant research field.

Initial work location
Branch and address
RIKEN Wako Campus (2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198)

Conditions, Salary and Benefits
Type of employment
The post is an indefinite-term employment position, subject to RIKEN's mandatory retirement age of 60. There is a re-employment program to hire individuals as fixed-term employees from age 60 to age 65. This position does NOT offer a retirement allowance.
As an exception, depending on screening results, the successful candidate may be initially employed on a fixed-term employment contract up to a maximum of 5 years with the possibility of being promoted to indefinite-term employment after a separate review process that will take place, as a general rule, at the end of the first 3 years of employment. Remuneration and work conditions for fixed-term employment are based on the same conditions as those for indefinite-term employment.

Work conditions
Full time

Remuneration and other provisions
In principle, the first two months of employment is considered a trial period.
Salary will be an annual salary based on experience, ability, and performance, and will consist of a base salary and a variable salary. The variable salary will be determined each fiscal year based on experience, ability, and performance. The monthly base salary is 412,700 JPY (based on FY 2021 actuals). The monthly base salary is subject to change due to amendments to RIKEN regulations. Discretionary work, commuting and housing allowances will be provided. Social insurance will be applied. Bonuses or retirement benefits will not be paid.

(Approximate annual salary at the time of employment)

• The monthly salary at the time of employment, in the case that the employee has experience, ability, and achievement of approximately 5 years after completion of his/her doctoral degree, will be approximately 530,000 JPY.

Mandatory membership in the RIKEN Mutual Benefit Society (RIKEN Kyosaikai).
This position falls under the specialized duties discretionary work system; one working day will be calculated as 7 hours and 30 minutes.
Days off include public holidays, New Year's holidays (Dec. 29 - Jan 3), and RIKEN Foundation Day.
RIKEN has introduced telework as a temporary and special measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19. You may be asked to work from home according to the instructions of the institute. You can also choose to work from home with the permission of your supervisor.
No smoking on site (designated smoking areas available).
These and other provisions are in accordance with RIKEN regulations.

Eligible to apply for Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Kakenhi).
Eligible for an exemption from repayment for category 1 scholarship loans provided by the Japan Student Services Organization before fiscal year 2003.
RIKEN may instruct changes of workplace or assignment due to closure of the laboratory or other management decisions.

Application and required documents

A)Applicant registration
To register, access the website noted below, and enter the required basic information.

B)After you have registered online you will automatically be sent an email from kjk-desk [at] with your user ID, registration number, and password. Go to the website indicated in the email and upload your application documents (1) — (6).

You may revise your basic information and upload revised documents later if necessary. Please double check, however, that you have successfully uploaded your final application documents by the deadline. All files must first be converted to PDF format before you can upload them. Word files cannot be uploaded.

Application documents

(1)Research and development achievements (list of publications, list of patents, list of presentations etc.)

(2)Lists of external funds received, awards received, and other achievements including contribution to society through activities in scientific societies, joint research projects, technology transfers, and the like.

(3)Outlines of your research and development projects to date (3 pages, A4 size)

(4)Your future research and development plans and perspectives if you are accepted for the position (3 pages in A4 size in total)

(5)One set of copies of your major papers (maximum number: 5)

(6)Consent form for handling personal information based on GDPR
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you are required to submit the document, "Consent form for handling personal information based on GDPR" with your signature.

* You will find detailed information about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the following website:
Data protection | European Commission.

(7)Letters of recommendation from two persons who can evaluate your work
• One letter must be from your current supervisor or academic advisor.
• Another letter must be from a person who is not affiliated with RIKEN.
• All the application documents including letters of recommendation should be prepared in English or Japanese, and uploaded in PDF format. Documents may be in black and white or color.

About letters of recommendation
Letters of recommendation should be directly sent to RIKEN by the referee. A request for a letter of recommendation will be automatically sent to the email addresses for references that you list when you register to apply. Please check if your referees have received the email request automatically sent from kjk-desk [at] You can also check on the status of your letters of recommendation through the online application system.
If none of your current supervisors or academic advisors are able to prepare a letter of recommendation, a letter from a third person will be accepted.
There is no set format for the letters of recommendation but they must meet the following conditions: they must be addressed to the President of RIKEN, Hiroshi Matsumoto, and include the date of issue. Please specify the referee’s contact information (Name, affiliation, job title, phone number, and email address).

For applicant registration:
Noon, October 15, 2021 (Japan time).

For revising or uploading application documents and letters of recommendation:
Noon, October 21, 2021 (Japan time).

Handling of personal information
All private data sent to RIKEN in applications for employment are handled in strict confidentiality, and will not be used for any other purpose or disclosed to any third party.

Selection process After application documents are screened, only the successful candidates will be asked to have an interview. There will be final interviews with RIKEN executive directors as part of the hiring process.

Start of Employment
RIKEN expects that the successful applicant will be able to take up this position at the earliest opportunity after April 1, 2022

No information can be released regarding application status or evaluation details prior to, during, or after the evaluation process.
Application documents will not be returned.
For further details on application or research activities at RIKEN, see the RIKEN website.
RIKEN is actively undertaking initiatives to promote gender equality and diversity, and moving forward with the establishment of a diverse and vibrant research environment. If multiple candidates are found to have the same aptitude following a fair assessment, active efforts will be made to recruit female candidates.

Contact Information
For inquiries concerning the research
Dr. Shintaro Iwasaki (Chief Scientist)
Email: shintaro.iwasaki [at]

2021-09-03 2021-10-21

Open positions
Laboratory Head: 1 position (full professor level)

Applicants must have an outstanding research record and the ability to lead the above research field internationally. We welcome applicants of all nationalities.

Work location
RIKEN Kobe Campus (2-2-3 Minatojima-minamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0047)

Research field and overview
RIKEN's research is based on synthesis and interdisciplinarity, and with free thinking as its basic philosophy, RIKEN promotes research that goes beyond the boundaries of conventional research fields, while at the same time responding to the needs of society from a strategic perspective.

RIKEN invites applications for the position of Laboratory Head (indefinite-term employment position) to serve in a leadership position in the following research area. The successful candidate will be responsible for directing research projects from a mid-to-long-term perspective.

Field: Adult dynamic homeostasis
Basic research related to adult dynamic homeostasis. Topics of keen interest include studies that lead to ground breaking findings on the life-long regulation of the maintenance, aging, deterioration, and inheritance of biosystems throughout the life cycle from the birth to death or to the next generations. We encourage proposals that include focuses on undifferentiated or multipotent stem cells in adults, or any pioneering researches that aim to contribute to the understanding of biological processes in the adult stages of the life cycle. Successful proposals are expected to promote and take advantage of the interdisciplinary approaches within the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR) as well as all of RIKEN.

The RIKEN BDR aims to understand the general principles of organismal temporal dynamics throughout the lifespan from birth to death, including aging. Our interdisciplinary approaches include imaging, multi-omics, theory, molecular biology, structural biology, stem cell biology, organoids, and diverse animal models. BDR provides Laboratory heads with an excellent environment for their independent research, including internationally competitive start-up packages and annual research funds. Laboratory heads will have access to cutting-edge facilities including various animal models, mouse genome engineering, omics, and multi-scale imaging including light microscopy and cryoEM, and to opportunities for active collaborations with medical institutions, industry, and affiliated graduate schools. For more information, please visit the BDR website.
This call seeks a scientist from outside RIKEN who will lead the field of adult dynamic homeostasis internationally and play a central role in fulfilling the BDR’s missions, while being committed to tasks as a laboratory head at RIKEN.

The application must arrive no later than noon, December 10, 2021 (Japan Standard Time)

Start of employment
October 1, 2022 or earliest possible date after this date.

For more information and required application documents, please visit the application website:

2021-08-18 2021-12-10

Metabolic Signaling • Druggable Co-dependencies • NextGen Proteomics
Chemical Biology • Deregulated Transcription Factor Signaling

The Bar-Peled Lab of Harvard Medical School is now recruiting new lab members. Research in our lab sits at the interface of metabolism and signaling, and focuses on understanding how cancer cells respond to altered metabolic states. To answer these questions, we combine frontier molecular, chemical and proteomic approaches. We are looking for researchers who are ambitious, motivated, and unafraid to go in the directions that their research takes them. Our research is interdisciplinary and as such we look for members from diverse backgrounds. Success in research comes not only from persistence, creativity, and focus but also mentorship. We are committed to providing an exciting research environment that will allow you to reach your maximum scientific potential and a mentoring environment that will help you pursue your broader goals.

Postdoctoral fellows interested in combining molecular, chemical and proteomic approaches to address fundamental questions in metabolic signaling are encouraged to apply. A background in biochemistry and molecular biology with an emphasis on signal transduction, transcriptional regulation and metabolism is highly desirable. Candidates with computational biology skills are also encouraged to apply. Email Liron (LBAR-PELED[at] with a Cover letter your CV and contact information for three references. Learn more about research at

2021-08-04 2021-11-04

Graduate School of Science, University of Hyogo invites applications for a full-time, tenured Associate Professor position. University of Hyogo is actively promoting diversity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability and other diverse backgrounds. We explicitly invite women qualified in research and education to apply.

A full-time, tenured Associate Professor position.

Molecular Biochemistry II, Division of Functional Analysis of Biomolecules, Department of Life Science, Graduate School of Science, University of Hyogo.

3.Research field:
We encourage applicants who will study quantitative regulation of organelles from a broad and unique perspective and who are not only well versed in conventional techniques of cell biology, molecular biology and biochemistry, but is also eager to learn new techniques developed in the field of data science. The applicants are expected to collaborate with a Professor to promote their research.

4.Education duties:
The successful candidate is expected to conduct the following educational duties.
1) Lectures on basic biology and experimental training on chemistry and life science for undergraduates and graduate students of Science department. Some of lectures are taught in English.
2) Research supervision for master’s theses and Ph.D. dissertations.
3) Administrative duties.

Possible undergraduate courses to be taught include:
Biochemistry 3
Laboratory Course in Chemistry (Experimental Training)
Laboratory Course in Life Science (Experimental Training)

Possible graduate courses to be taught include:
Physiological Sciences of Biopolymers


1.Doctoral degree.

2.Demonstrated ability to advise students at the undergraduate and graduate levels to obtain the degree.

3.Willingness to participate in teaching courses for Japanese and international undergraduate and graduate students, and administrative duties.

4.Strong expertise and evidence of success in life science research.

5.English fluency sufficient to teach and guide international students.

6.Japanese language proficiency is mandatory.

The contract will start on April 1, 2022.

University of Hyogo has mandatory retirement at the age of 65 for this position.

8.Application Requirements:
1) Full curriculum vitae with a photo attached, university graduation date.
2) List of research achievements— please separate original papers from the others
3) Summary sheet of research achievements
format provided by our department must be used. The excel format is available for download at the website:
4) Reprints or copies of research articles (max. five articles)
5) Summary of research and education experience— about 1,100 words (English) or 2,000 characters (Japanese)
6) Proposal for future research and education plans— about 1,100 words (English) or 2,000 characters (Japanese)
7) List of research grants received
8) Two personal references from internationally recognized researchers or their contact details
These documents should be submitted as printed materials as well as pdf files in a USB flash memory or CD-ROM.

9.Application deadline: October 4, 2021

10.Application Procedure:

All applicants should submit their applications via registered post mail to:
Hideo Nishitani, Dean
Graduate School of Science, University of Hyogo
Koto 3-2-1, Kamigori-cho, Ako-gun, Hyogo 678-1297, Japan
TEL: +81-791-58-0101

1) Short-listing through application review
2) Interview and mock lecture
Note: University of Hyogo will not support any travel expenses of applicants for any reasons during the selection. Under some circumstances, such as a COVID-19 pandemic, it may be held online.

If you have any questions, please send an email to hide[at] (in English or Japanese).

1) University of Hyogo is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from female researchers as well as non-Japanese researchers are encouraged.
2) The submitted information will be strictly managed under the privacy policy of University of Hyogo and will be used only for this selection.
3) The submitted materials will not be returned.

For more information:

2021-08-04 2021-10-04

The Tsuboi laboratory at Tsinghua-Shenzhen is recruiting opening postdoctoral members who are interested in RNA, mitochondria, or aging research (from September). We focused on understanding how the cellular organization controls gene regulation and age-related processes such as cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. We believe our quantitative approach combining microscopy, computational modeling, and biochemistry will discover anti-aging drugs in the long run.
Tsuboi lab flyer

We are recruiting 2 postdocs who are interested in our research topics or techniques. For more information, please see my homepage ( Please don't hesitate to send me an e-mail if you are interested (tsuboitat(at)

The base salary starts from 330,000 RMB ($50,000) and you will have more opportunities in external fundings. On a side note, the Tsinghua-Shenzhen, Shenzhen government, and we support incoming postdocs very generously.

For domestic Ph.D. students, We are aware that because of the COVID-19 restriction, many excellent students cannot move overseas for postdoctoral experience, but our lab will run in English and may cover what you are expected for your postdoctoral period. We can also support your move to your next career in the future. Cheers!!

Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School (清华大学深圳国际研究生院)


Email: tsuboitat[at]

Twitter: [at]Tatsuhisa_T
#RNA, #mitochondria, #Aging, #imaging, #computational, #quantitative, #translation

2021-07-08 2021-10-08

A postdoc opportunity is available to study hepatic fibrosis in the lab of Dr. Jennifer Chen, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at University of California, San Francisco.

The lab studies novel mechanisms of hepatic stellate cell inactivation and fibrosis regression. The lab has identified and validated several antifibrotic targets using in vitro and in vivo models of hepatic fibrosis. Our group is involved in several exciting collaborations, including with medicinal chemists, to develop novel small molecule inhibitors to target these identified pathways.

Applicants should submit a brief statement [1] explaining their interest in the position, a curriculum vita [2] and the contact information of three references [3] by email directly to Dr. Jennifer Chen at <mailto: Jennifer.Chen4[at]>

Recent Publications
1. Alsamman, S., Christenson, S. A., Yu, A., Ayad, N. M. E., Mooring, M. S., Segal, J. M., Hu, J. K.-H., Schaub, J. R., Ho, S. S., Rao, V., Marlow, M. M., Turner, S. M., Sedki, M., Pantano, L., Ghoshal, S., Ferreira, D. D. S., Ma, H.-Y., Duwaerts, C. C., Espanol-Suner, R., Wei, L., Newcomb, B., Mileva, I., Canals, D., Hannun, Y. A., Chung, R. T., Mattis, A. N., Fuchs, B. C., Tager, A. M., Yimlamai, D., Weaver, V. M., Mullen, A. C., Sheppard, D., Chen, J. Y. Targeting acid ceramidase inhibits YAP/TAZ signaling to reduce fibrosis in mice. Sci. Transl. Med. 2020 Aug 19; 12:557. DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aay8798
2. Chen JY, Newcomb B, Zhou C, Pondick JV, Ghoshal S, York S, Motola D, Coant N, Yi JK, Mao C, Tanabe KK, Bronova I, Berdyshev E, Fuchs B, Hannun Y, Chung RT, Mullen AC. Tricyclic Antidepressants Promote Ceramide Accumulation to Regulate Collagen Production in Human Hepatic Stellate Cells. Sci Rep. 2017;7:44867.
3. Chen JY, Ren Y, Yan P, Belina ME, Chung RT, Butt A. Tricyclic Antidepressant Use and the Risk of Fibrosis Progression in Hepatitis C-Infected Persons: Results from ERCHIVES. J Viral Hepat 2018; 25(7): 825-833.
4. Zhou C, York SR, Chen JY, Pondick JV, Motola DL, Chung RT, Mullen AC. Long noncoding RNAs expressed in human hepatic stellate cells form networks with extracellular matrix proteins. Genome Med. 2016;8(1):1-20.

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE The ideal candidate should have a PhD or equivalent degree in molecular biology or other related fields with a strong foundation in cell biology, biochemistry and mouse models of injury and fibrosis. The candidate should have strong publication record in international journals, possess good written and verbal communication skills, and be able to work independently and collaboratively within a research team. The candidate should be proficient in experimental mouse models and standard biological techniques (protein biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, tissue culture and pathology).

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