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Laboratory for Chromosome Segregation
RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research
(Team Leader: Tomoya Kitajima)

Research Field and Overview
Study on the causes of chromosome segregation errors in mammalian oocytes.

Open Positions
Research Scientist or Senior Research Scientist: 1 position
The position at the time of hiring will be determined through the selection process.

Job description
Our laboratory studies chromosome segregation errors in mammalian oocytes. Techniques include cell biological approaches such as live imaging, molecular approaches such as in vitro biochemical experiments, and reproductive engineering approaches such as oocyte micromanipulation. We also study chromosome instability across multiple developmental stages including egg cell and early embryonic stages. We seek a scientist who will carry out research under the laboratory’s mission, cultivate their own original research to further develop their career, and contribute to the general activities of the laboratory including training students. The successful candidate is expected to conduct research and development on topics specified above and to contribute to the management of the laboratory. A Senior Research Scientist is also expected to assist the laboratory head.

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

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

For more information and required application documents, please visit the application website:
https://www.riken.jp/en/careers/researchers/20220801_9/index.html

For applicant registration
Noon, September 14, 2022 (Japan time).
For revising or uploading application documents and letters of recommendation
Noon, September 20, 2022 (Japan time).

Start of Employment
RIKEN expects that the successful applicant will be able to take up this position at the earliest opportunity after April 1, 2023

Contact Information
For inquiries concerning the research
Dr. Tomoya Kitajima (Team Leader)
Email: tomoya.kitajima [at] riken.jp

For other inquiries
Research Personnel Affairs Section
Human Resources Division, RIKEN
Email: kjk-desk [at] riken.jp
Contact by phone is not available.

2022-08-03 2022-09-14

Laboratory
NMR Operation Team
RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research
(Team Leader: Ichio Shimada)

Research Field and Overview
The NMR Operation Team is responsible for managing and maintaining RIKEN’s NMR Facility as well as promoting use of the NMR instruments for research and development in both industry and academia. The team is also involved in the coordination of the “Project for Promoting Shared Use of Advanced Research Infrastructure: NMR Platform” funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

Open Positions
Senior Research Scientist: 1 position

Job description
We are seeking a Senior Research Scientist who can maintain and manage the NMR instruments that are part of RIKEN’s NMR Facility and promote their shared use, as well as develop and advance the NMR platform project. We are looking for candidates who will not only manage the NMR instruments, but will also undertake research and development of methods for NMR measurement and sample preparation to ensure that the NMR Facility does not become outdated.
The successful candidate is expected to conduct research and development on topics specified above, to contribute to the management of the team, and to assist the team leader.

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

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

For more information and required application documents, please visit the application website:
https://www.riken.jp/en/careers/researchers/20220801_10/index.html

For applicant registration
Noon, September 14, 2022 (Japan time).
For revising or uploading application documents and letters of recommendation
Noon, September 20, 2022 (Japan time).

Start of Employment
RIKEN expects that the successful applicant will be able to take up this position at the earliest opportunity after April 1, 2023

Contact Information
For inquiries concerning the research
Dr. Ichio Shimada (Team Leader)
Email: ichio.shimada [at] riken.jp

For other inquiries
Research Personnel Affairs Section
Human Resources Division, RIKEN
Email: kjk-desk [at] riken.jp
Contact by phone is not available.

2022-08-03 2022-09-14

Laboratory
Laboratory for Biologically Inspired Computing
RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research
(Team leader: Koichi Takahashi)

Research Field and Overview
RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research aims at revealing underpinnings behind complex living systems by bridging biological scales and temporal dynamics. Toward this goal, our research team aims to realize so-called AI-driven life science by combining model-driven and data-driven approaches with the power of advanced information technology and robotics. More specifically, the team focuses on the following three research areas: (1) development and application of robotics and information technology for laboratory automation, (2) research and development of AI for scientific discovery, and (3) cell modeling and simulation.

Open Positions
Senior Research Scientist: 1 position

Job description
This position is open to individuals who will work in our research team to develop and apply information technology and robotics to advance life science research. The successful candidate should have a strong background in interdisciplinary approaches between molecular cell biology, engineering and information science, and will take part in the development of laboratory automation technology, and will use these technologies to generate new scientific discoveries in such research areas as, but not limited to, cell culture and multi-omics analysis. The successful candidate is expected to conduct research and development on topics specified above, to contribute to the management of the laboratory and to assist the laboratory head.

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

Initial work location
RIKEN Kobe Campus (6-7-1, Minatojima-minamimachi, Chuo-ku, Hyogo 650-0047)

For more information and required application documents, please visit the application website:
https://www.riken.jp/en/careers/researchers/20220801_11/index.html

For applicant registration
Noon, September 14, 2022 (Japan time).
For revising or uploading application documents and letters of recommendation
Noon, September 20, 2022 (Japan time).

Start of Employment
RIKEN expects that the successful applicant will be able to take up this position at the earliest opportunity after April 1, 2023

Contact Information
For inquiries concerning the research
Dr. Koichi Takahashi (Team Leader)
Email: ktakahashi [at] riken.jp

For other inquiries
Research Personnel Affairs Section
Human Resources Division, RIKEN
Email: kjk-desk [at] riken.jp
Contact by phone is not available.

2022-08-03 2022-09-14

The Srinivasan Lab at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) is recruiting motivated researchers to conduct NIH supported research about heart valves. Heart valves open and close approximately 40 million times a year and are critical for our wellbeing. Valve defects are observed in ~ 2.5% of all individuals, increasing to ~8% in individuals >65 years old and ~13% in those who are >75. The ageing population is rapidly increasing in the world, which in turn is expected to raise the frequency of heart valve disorders. Therefore, we urgently need better understanding of heart valve diseases to stop or slow the progression of heart valve disease. Towards this goal the Srinivasan lab uses state of the art biochemical, cell biological and transgenic technologies to dissect the roles of transcription factors and signaling molecules that regulate valve development and disease.

Please check our latest publications: Cha et al (2016) Genes Dev. (cover image) June 16; 30: 1-16; Cha et al (2018) Cell Reports. (cover image) October 16; 25(3):571-584; Mahamud et al (2019) Development. November 5;146(21):dev184218; Geng et al (2020) JCI Insight. (cover image) July 23;5(14):e137652; Chen et al (2020) Development. (cover image) Dec 7;147(23):dev192351, and Cha et al (2020) Development. (cover image) Dec 13;147(23):dev195453.

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about challenging projects and will have experience with Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or Immunology. Experience with mouse models is preferred.

Required Qualifications

Postdoctoral Fellow/Staff Scientist: Ph.D., M.D., or Ph.D./M.D.

Research Technician: Undergraduate degree and above.

Salary of postdoctoral fellows is according to the stipulation of NIH. Salary of the Staff Scientist/Research Technician will be commensurate with experience. Preference will be given to candidates with publications in respected journals. Please send CV, list of 3 references, reprints of publications and a brief summary of interests and career goals to Sathish-srinivasan[at]omrf.org (*Please replace [at] with @ when addressing Emails).

OMRF is an independent, not-for-profit, biomedical research institute in Oklahoma City, USA. OMRF has been selected as one of the best research institutions for post-docs in the USA by The Scientist journal. Oklahoma City metropolitan area offers affordable housing, low cost of living, great public schools and numerous recreational activities. Additional information about OMRF can be found at http://omrf.org. Please check the Srinivasan lab website for more information about our research: https://srinivasan.omrf.org/

2022-07-28 2022-12-31

The Srinivasan Lab at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) is recruiting motivated researchers to conduct NIH supported research to study lymphatic vascular development and disease. Lymphatic vasculature returns interstitial fluid, immune cells and digested lipids to blood and is crucial to support the function of the circulatory, immune and digestive systems. A dysfunctional lymphatic vasculature causes interstitial fluid to accumulate in tissues, leading to chronic swelling (lymphedema). Lymphatic defects are also implicated in systemic inflammation, cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome. Yet, therapeutic approaches are not available to treat lymphatic diseases. Towards this goal the Srinivasan lab uses state of the art biochemical, cell biological and transgenic technologies to dissect the roles of transcription factors and signaling molecules that regulate lymphatic vascular development and disease.

Please check our latest publications: Cha et al (2016) Genes Dev. (cover image) June 16; 30: 1-16; Cha et al (2018) Cell Reports. (cover image) October 16; 25(3):571-584; Mahamud et al (2019) Development. November 5;146(21):dev184218; Geng et al (2020) JCI Insight. (cover image) July 23;5(14):e137652; Chen et al (2020) Development. (cover image) Dec 7;147(23):dev192351, and Cha et al (2020) Development. (cover image) Dec 13;147(23):dev195453.

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about challenging projects and will have experience with Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or Immunology. Experience with mouse models is preferred.

Required Qualifications

Postdoctoral Fellow/Staff Scientist: Ph.D., M.D., or Ph.D./M.D.

Research Technician: Undergraduate degree and above.

Salary of postdoctoral fellows is according to the stipulation of NIH. Salary of the Staff Scientist/Research Technician will be commensurate with experience. Preference will be given to candidates with publications in respected journals. Please send CV, list of 3 references, reprints of publications and a brief summary of interests and career goals to Sathish-srinivasan[at]omrf.org (*Please replace [at] with @ when addressing Emails).

OMRF is an independent, not-for-profit, biomedical research institute in Oklahoma City, USA. OMRF has been selected as one of the best research institutions for post-docs in the USA by The Scientist journal. Oklahoma City metropolitan area offers affordable housing, low cost of living, great public schools and numerous recreational activities. Additional information about OMRF can be found at http://omrf.org. Please check the Srinivasan lab website for more information about our research: https://srinivasan.omrf.org/

2022-07-28 2022-12-31

The Bazzini Lab at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher to address fundamental questions in biology related to post-transcriptional regulation.
The lab is particularly interested in unraveling molecular mechanisms to affect mRNA stability/translation and how those regulations can affect development or be related with human diseases.
Candidates should be interested in RNA, gene regulatory networks, development and/or genomics. Successful candidates will have the ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
Minimum requirements include a doctoral degree in the life sciences and least one first author publication.
Application Instructions: To apply, please submit a cover letter (less than a page) that includes a short summary of interests, a CV (3 pages max), and the contact information of 3 professional references to Dr. Ariel Bazzini arb[at]stowers.org cc: careers[at]stowers.org (*Please replace [at] with @ when addressing Emails)
Lab-website: Bazzini-lab.website Twitter: @BazziniLab

About the Stowers Institute for Medical Research The Stowers Institute for Medical Research is a world-class basic biomedical research organization focused on improving our understanding of fundamental mechanisms of biology and using this knowledge to guide the development of innovative treatments to improve human health. Our dedicated scientists collaborate across a variety of disciplines, studying many different aspects of health and disease. A primary goal of our research is to understand the principles that guide the function and behavior of living organisms and individual cells. Discoveries resulting from this kind of research often prove to be major milestones along the path toward novel therapies and cures. Jim Stowers, founder of American Century Investments, and his wife, Virginia, opened the Institute in 2000. Currently, the Institute is home to about 500 researchers and support personnel, over 20 independent research programs, and more than a dozen technology development, core and support facilities. In 2012, the Institute welcomed the first class of predoctoral researchers into The Graduate School of the Stowers Institute (GSSIMR). Discover more about us at www.stowers.org and www.stowers.org/gradschool.
2022-07-21 2022-10-21

[Advanced Postdoc Program of IFReC, Osaka University]
The Osaka University Immunology Frontier Research Center (IFReC) is recruiting post-doctoral researchers for its Advanced Postdoc Program. This program offers three-year employment and funding (3 million yen per year) for original research to promising young researchers. Selected applicants have access to continually upgraded state-of-the-art facilities at IFReC for their research, including equipment for single-cell analysis. Furthermore, selected applicants can expect their research careers to develop immensely through invaluable guidance from their supervisor among IFReC's many distinguished Principal Investigators as well as through collaborative research with them. We look forward to receiving applications from ambitious young researchers.

1. Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow as Specially Appointed Researcher (full-time)

2. Affiliation: Immunology Frontier Research Center, Osaka University (Japan)

3. Number of positions: Postdoctoral Researcher x3

4. Research field: Immunology, Cell Biology, Bioinformatics and Bioimaging

5. Qualifications

- Doctorate degree obtained within the last 8 years

- International experience preferred

6. Work location: Suita Campus, Osaka University in Osaka, Japan

7. Annual Salary: JPY 5.6 M - 7.5 M (Amount to be decided according to the responsibilities assigned based on the applicant’s qualifications. Taxes are deducted from the monthly salary.)

8. Research grant: JPY 3M per year

9. Start date: After September 1, 2022 (Start date of work is negotiable.)

10. Period of employment: Up to 3 years from the date of hire (Single year contract, renewable upon annual evaluation.)

11. Insurances: Enrollment in Healthcare Insurance, Employment Insurance, Worker’s Accident Compensation Insurance

[Application and Selection]

1. Application period: Until the posts are filled

2. Application submission: Submit the required documents listed below as email attachments to the IFReC Research Planning & Management Office: recruit[at]ifrec.osaka-u.ac.jp (*Please replace [at] with @ when addressing Emails), Email subject line: Application for advanced postdoc position

3. Selection process: Document screening, and interview for successful applicants of the document screening

[Required documents]
All documents should be A4 or letter size and written in English.

1. Application form (downloadable from the Advanced Postdoc Program website)

* Write the names (maximum 3) of the Principal Investigators whom you would like to work with at IFReC

2. Curriculum vitae (education and work experience)

3. List of publication

4. Summary of previous research

5. Research plan and statement of ambitions for your future research at IFReC

6. Names, affiliations, and contact information of two references (You will be asked to submit two reference letters if you are selected as a finalist.)

For more information, please visit the following URL
Advanced Postdoc Program website: http://www.ifrec.osaka-u.ac.jp/apd/
IFReC website: http://www.ifrec.osaka-u.ac.jp/en/

2022-07-20 2022-10-20

RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences (IMS)
https://www.riken.jp/en/research/labs/ims/

Research Field
The central theme of this laboratory will be immune-metabolism of innate and adaptive immune cells, specifically in the context of studying genetic diseases of the immune system. It is expected that as-yet uncharacterized or novel metabolites regulate the innate and adaptive immune system and drive negative or positive clinical outcomes in immune diseases. However, much remains to be discovered as to which novel metabolites are associated with immune diseases, and how they are controlled.
The Team will be expected to apply cutting-edge technologies such as mass spectrometry metabolomics to reliably detect and quantify lipids, polar and non-polar metabolites, multi-color flow cytometry, CYTOF and others to analyze novel metabolites in the context of humanized models of immune diseases.

Job Title and Job Description
Available Positions
One opening for Team Leader position (Principal Investigator position)

Job Description

• The Team Leader will oversee and smoothly manage the research team.

• The Team Leader will provide accurate instructions, guidance, and advice to researchers and technical staff, etc. and promote research by the research team at a high level.

• The Team Leader will earn external research funding.

• Taking advantage of the characteristics of IMS, the Team Leader is expected to develop new research that spans the complex fields of immunity, genetics, and metabolism.

Qualifications

• Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and have substantial postdoctoral training with a record of excellent research accomplishments suitable to conduct the projects explained above.

• Applicants must have research achievements in the relevant field.

• Applicants must be those who operate a research team consisting of researchers, etc., and have the ability to lead and promote research.

• Applicants must be highly knowledgeable and skilled in technologies for analyzing and characterizing novel metabolites in humanized mouse models of immune diseases.

Work Location
RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences
1-7-22 Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa 230-0045 Japan

Salary and Benefits
Terms of contract

1.A fixed-term employee with a single-year contract and can re-contract up to the end of the fiscal year, which marks 7 years from the date of employment by evaluation.

2.RIKEN may adjust the above maximum period of renewability based on a) the employee’s abilities, workload 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).

RIKEN has indefinite-term Team Leader positions, which are subject to the mandatory retirement age of 60. There is a subsequent re-employment program allowing hiring until age of 65. Any scientists, including fixed-term Team Leaders of RIKEN, are eligible to apply to open calls for indefinite-term positions.

Salary, Holidays, Other provisions
There will be a trial period of employment (in principle, 2 months).
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Commuting and housing allowances will be provided. Social security insurance will be applied.
Mandatory membership in the RIKEN Mutual Benefit Society (RIKEN Kyosaikai) is required.
Work hours: 9:00 to 17:20 (lunch break 12:00 to 12:50). However, the employee may change starting and ending times at their own discretion if it does not interfere with work performance.

The approximate amount of annual salary at the time of employment:
The annual salary at hire will be more than 8.4 million yen/year.

Days off include public holidays, New Year's holidays (Dec. 29 - Jan 3), and RIKEN Foundation Day.
Paid leave includes annual paid leave (up to 20 days per year depending on the month of employment), special paid leave (childcare, family nursing care, etc.), and work-life balance holidays (up to 7 days per year depending on the month of employment).
There are also additional leave systems such as maternity leave, childcare leave, and family nursing care leave.

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.

The Yokohama Campus has an on-site daycare, RIKEN Kids Yokohama. For details, please send an email to the HR at kids-yk-hr [at] ml.riken.jp (change [at] to @).

Smoking is not permitted on site except in designated smoking areas. Smoking will be entirely prohibited on site from April 2024.

These and other provisions are in accordance with RIKEN regulations.

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.

Also, the employee is eligible for an exemption from repayment for category 1 scholarship loans provided by the Japan Student Services Organization before fiscal year 2003 and is eligible to apply for MEXT Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Kakenhi).

Documents to Submit
Prepare the documents below as PDF files and follow the instructions [How to Apply] to submit them.

1.CV with photograph and email address.
https://www.riken.jp/en/careers/researchers/20220714_1/index.html
*In the top right-hand corner of the CV, please indicate open-call IMS701-2204
*Using the RIKEN format above is appreciated.

2.List of publications (primary publications, reviews, and books), patent, etc. in the past ten years.

3.Major publications. [Up to five. Indicate the papers that will be submitted on the list of publications (#2).]

4.Future research plans and research philosophy/vision (Up to five A4-size pages) including; Abstract of your research plans and vision.
Specific description of your near-term (5-year) research plans - their significance, originality, novelty, and expected impact. Include a brief description of previous research and achievements that form the basis of your plans.
List of competitive external funding awarded currently and in the last 5 years as well as currently-submitted / under-review proposals (e.g. Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research [KAKENHI]; indicate whether you are the primary investigator or a collaborator)

5.One letter of recommendation from your current supervisor, as well as letters of recommendation from two researchers not affiliated with RIKEN.
*Recommendation letter should be addressed to "President of RIKEN, Dr. Makoto Gonokami" and include the recommender’s name, affiliation, position and email address.
*If it is difficult to obtain a recommendation letter from your current supervisor, a recommendation from a third party will be accepted.
*The signature (or seal) of the person providing the recommendation is required.

6.Certificate of graduation or copy of diploma for the highest degree obtained (photocopy acceptable).

7.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 (PDF 97KB) with your signature.
*You will find detailed information about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the following website:
Data protection | European Commission

Note: Application documents will not be returned.

How to apply
The above documents except the recommendation letters should be converted to PDF and uploaded to the following website after these files are combined into a single ZIP file:

RIKEN/IMS Application Box

The file name of each PDF file: IM701-2204_TL_Applicant’s name_submitted document No.

Notes:
When you upload your application documents by a ZIP file via BOX, please make sure to input your contact email address.

Recommendation letters must be directly submitted from the referees to the following website with the subject line "IMS701-2204_[applicant’s name] ". Please specify the applicant's name, referee's name and contact information in the recommendation letter. Also, the referees need to input own contact email address when they upload their recommendation letters to the below website. Please request your referees to confirm their recommendation letters are addressed to “President of RIKEN, Dr. Makoto Gonokami” before uploading.

RIKEN/IMS Submission Box

Deadline
September 15, 2022 (Thu.) by noon. (Japan Standard Time)

*All required documents must be submitted by the deadline.

Handling of Personal Data
All private data sent to RIKEN in the application for employment is handled in strict confidentiality, and such data is not utilized for any other purpose or disclosed to any third party.

Selection Process
Applicants who pass the initial document screening will be invited for an interview.
During the interview, you will be asked to give a presentation on your work plan and future aspirations.

Start of Employment
January 1, 2023, or the earliest date possible (negotiable)

Contact Information
Any questions about this position should be sent to the appropriate email address below.

For application documents and general questions:
Recruiting Staff for RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences
Administrative Division, RIKEN Yokohama Branch
Email: IMS-recruit [at] riken.jp

For research-related questions:
Integrative Medical Sciences and Sustainable Resource Sciences Promotion Office
Email: ims-planning [at] ml.riken.jp

2022-07-19 2022-09-15

The Niwa laboratory (https://niwaorg.com/) in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is seeking creative and motivated postdoctoral fellows.

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, optogenetic/chemogenetic neuronal manipulation, in vivo calcium imaging in freely-behaving mice, in vivo microdialysis, electrophysiology, 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.

Qualifications:

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, circuit mapping, electrophysiology, in vivo microdialysis, 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: Year-round hiring, depending on individual circumstances. Single-year contract, renewable depending on achievements. We strongly encourage applicants who are willing to stay for at least two years and publish their research results in major journals.

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

Application process:
Interested individuals should contact Minae Niwa, Ph.D. (mniwa[at]uabmc.edu *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.

About our Postdoc Office
UAB is committed to the development and success of outstanding postdoctoral scientists. Here at UAB, nearly 300 postdoctoral fellows are training currently in a variety of disciplines. Competitive postdoc awards are available including internships, grant incentives, funds to enhance education and collaboration outside UAB, and teaching opportunities at local universities. There is also a Postdoc Research Day with monetary awards. The Office of Postdoctoral Education strongly encourages UAB research mentors to follow the National Research Service Award stipend level guidelines, and postdoctoral scholars qualify for health, life, and other insurances. They also have the right to participate in the university’s 403(b) program and enjoy vacation, sick leave, maternity/paternity leave, and other benefits.

About the University
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a research university and academic health center that discovers, teaches, and applies knowledge for the intellectual, cultural, social, and economic benefit of Birmingham, the state, and beyond. UAB is internationally renowned for its intensely collaborative culture that has — for more than five decades — produced breakthroughs in education, health care, research, and service. UAB was ranked #1 in the United States, and in the top 10 worldwide, in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2018 Young University Rankings.

Spanning more than 100 city blocks, UAB is the state of Alabama’s largest single employer with over 26,000 employees and has an annual state-wide economic impact exceeding $7.15 billion. U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 “America’s Best Graduate Schools” ranks 14 UAB graduate programs among the nation’s top 25 and 10 UAB specialties were ranked among the nation’s top 50 in the magazine’s 2018-2019 Best Hospitals report. UAB research grants and awards are at a record high, exceeding $527 million in FY18, including $320 million in NIH funding for FY18. UAB ranks 31st among all universities in federal research funding and 15th among public universities. UAB's NIH funding continues to grow among peer institutions in the Southeast and beyond, with the university ranking 20th among all universities in NIH funding and eighth among public universities. The UAB School of Medicine is ranked 21st among medical schools in NIH funding and eighth among public medical schools.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity, and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

For more information on Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action at UAB, visit the UAB Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (https://www.uab.edu/dei/), call (205) 934-8762, or contact the office at 701 20th Street South, AB 336, Birmingham, AL 35294-0103.

2022-07-15 2022-10-15

The Graduate School of Life Sciences at Tohoku University promotes advanced research and education in life sciences, covering all levels from molecules, cells, and organisms to ecosystems. We provide excellent research and educational environments with faculty members and students with diverse backgrounds, and aim to develop new research fields through active interdisciplinary collaboration.
We seek an internationally competitive investigator to fill a professor or tenure-track associate professor position in the research field related to 1) evolution or ecology, or 2) molecular/cellular/organismal/interspecies interactions.

1. Number of positions and Job title: One position open for a professor or tenure-track associate professor

2. Position affiliation: Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University

3. Research field: Life Sciences

4. Required qualifications:
The candidate must meet all the following criteria below:

• Conducts original and outstanding research in biological sciences

• Explores new and/or multi-disciplinary research fields related to 1) evolution or ecology, or 2) molecular/cellular/organismal/interspecies interactions

• Has the necessary qualities to ensure research compliance and ethics, and to contribute to the education and administration of the Graduate School

5. Educational duties:
The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in the Graduate School and General Education for undergraduates. In addition, the candidate may be asked to participate in undergraduate education in the Department of Biology, Faculty of Science.

6. Starting date: April 1, 2023

7. Application documents (in Japanese or English)

[Document A]: A PDF file containing the following (1) - (9)

(1) Curriculum vitae

(2) List of research achievements (research papers, reviews, books, invited talks, etc.)

• Please mark with an asterisk (*) the papers for which the applicant is the corresponding author.

(3) Summary of research activities (in 1,000 words or less)

(4) Summary of five primary research papers (in total, 500 words or less)

(5) Future research plans (in 750 words or less)

(6) Summary of educational experiences and aspirations for education in the future (in 750 words or less)

(7) List of competitive research funding obtained in the past 10 years

(8) Other achievements (awards, patents, academic conference activities, etc.)

(9) Contact information of references (two persons)

[Document B]: A PDF file containing the following (10)

(10) PDF files of the five primary publications listed in (4)

8. Submission of the Application Documents
Please fill out the Web Application Form (https://forms.gle/eCE4MnCxcuSbwc9y9) and upload Document A (file name: [SURNAME_GivenName_A]) and Document B (file name: [SURNAME_GivenName_B]) according to the instructions on the application form. If you cannot submit the application form/document via the URL, please contact us at the contact information below.

9. Deadline of application: September 30, 2022

10. Contact:
Professor Asako Sugimoto: asako.sugimoto.d1[at]tohoku.ac.jp
General Affairs Section: lif-soumu[at]grp.tohoku.ac.jp
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Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University
2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi, 980-8577 JAPAN

11. Additional Information:

• Short-listed candidates may be invited for an interview.

• The professor and tenure-track associate professor will be expected to run an independent laboratory. After assuming the position, one assistant professor (with tenure) will be assigned.

• If hired as a tenure-track associate professor (five-year term), a tenure review will be conducted before the expiration of the term. If approved, a tenured professor position will be offered. If not approved, a term extension of up to two years may be granted upon review.

• Tohoku University promotes activities to increase Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and encourages people of varied talents from all backgrounds to apply for positions at the university. Tohoku University’s website about the DEI Declaration is here: http://tumug.tohoku.ac.jp/dei/

• For more information, please see below: https://www.lifesci.tohoku.ac.jp/en/date/offer/detail---id-47305.html

2022-07-11 2022-09-30

■ URL: https://www.riken.jp/en/careers/researchers/20220616_1/index.html

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 Unit Leader (indefinite-term employment position) to serve in a leadership position in the following research field. The successful candidate will be responsible for directing research and development projects from a medium-to-long-term perspective.

【Open Positions】
Unit Leader: 1 position
【Research Field and Overview】
Field: Biotechnology support for brain science research
The RIKEN Center for Brain Science (CBS) performs basic research and develops innovative technologies that contribute to our understanding of the brain and mind, by focusing on the following four areas: research on high-level cognitive functions of the human brain, multi-layered studies based on animal models, data-driven research led by theoretical and technological advances, and development of diagnostic and therapeutic methods for neuropsychiatric disorders. In order to efficiently carry out these activities, CBS operates general-purpose and/or state-of-the-art equipment that meets the needs of individual laboratories. These facilities are managed by the Support Unit for Bio-Material Analysis (BMA), Research Resources Division. CBS provides a wide range of technical support using these research instruments, as well as centralized maintenance and management of shared equipment for efficient operation.

BMA, which has 14 full-time technical staff and 3 part-time staff as of June 16, 2022, is primarily responsible for providing technical support related to molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, and analytical/synthetic chemistry. In addition to technical support, this unit also provides the following services:

• BMA has more than 150 pieces of equipment ranging from general-purpose instruments essential for life science experiments to state-of-the-art instruments such as super-resolution microscopes, arranged in 14 rooms (including radiation controlled areas) according to their intended use. BMA manages these shared experimental facilities and explains their operation to users.

• BMA has established a Technical Personnel Support Section to provide customized support for specialized or routine experiments, e.g. virus vector production, histology, bio-imaging, molecular biology, for which not all laboratories are prepared with the technology.

• BMA is responsible for hosting educational seminars for technology dissemination and in-house exhibitions of new research equipment, as well as maintaining freezer space and ice machines as part of its administrative duties.

BMA aims to realize cutting-edge support services in line with advances in life science through the development of new technical support and the reorganization of support systems.

This position is for an individual who will supervise the aforementioned duties centering on technical support to laboratories within and outside of CBS, and who will head BMA under the supervision of the Director of the CBS Research Resources Division.

【Qualifications】

• Candidates must have Ph.D. or a record of achievements equivalent to a Ph.D.

• Knowledge and skills in a wide range of technology in life sciences, as well as outstanding achievements in research and development (Experience in neuroscience research is a plus.)

• Enthusiasm for technical support activities

• Leadership, management skills, and the ability to lead the aforementioned activities

• Any nationality, but must be able to smoothly perform the above duties and communicate with administrative departments in writing and orally in both English and Japanese

【Work Location】
RIKEN Wako Campus (2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198)
【Start of Employment】
RIKEN expects that the successful candidate will be able to take up this position at the earliest opportunity on or after April 1, 2023.
【Application and Required Documents】
Please check the URL above.
【How to apply】
Please check the URL above.
【Deadline】
All the required documents must arrive no later than noon, September 15, 2022 (Japan Standard Time)

【Contact Information】
For research-related inquiries:
Email: m23w03[at] ml.riken.jp
Dr. Hiroyuki Kamiguchi, Chair of the Selection Committee
Deputy Director, RIKEN Center for Brain Science
Email: m23w03[at] ml.riken.jp

For other inquiries:
Email: kjk-desk[at]riken.jp
Research Personnel Affairs Section, Human Resources Division, RIKEN
Contact by phone will not be accepted.

2022-06-21 2022-09-15

Dr. Kenneth E. Bernstein has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow to study the role of Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) in the immune function of myeloid cells (reviewed in PMID: 35182689). Increased ACE expression in myeloid cells (macrophages and neutrophils) significantly increases myeloid cell metabolism (oxidative metabolism) and immune function. This position is to help identify the ACE peptide product that causes the ACE mediated effects on myeloid cells. This should identify a new means of stimulating myeloid cell function. The successful candidate will have either a Ph.D. or M.D. degree and will have some experience working with peptides and peptide biochemistry. Some experience with HPLC is also requested. The state of California has set minimum salary requirements that apply to postdoctoral fellows beginning each January 1. These are: $62,400 in 2022 and $66,560 in 2023.

Please respond to Ken Bernstein by email at: kbernst[at]cshs.org
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2022-06-17 2022-09-17

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University currently has an outstanding job opportunity for a full-time postdoctoral fellow or research scientist in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI). Dr. Bo Yu’s lab is investigating reproductive physiology and pathology using cellular and molecular technologies. The clinical applications of our research spans from ovarian cancer etiology to preimplantation genetic testing. We use human samples collected from patients, mouse models, and cultured cells. Our group collaborates with multiple departments at Stanford. Please see our lab website for more information: https://med.stanford.edu/bo-yu.html.

A candidate is sought who is excellent with hands-on work, self-motivated, and collaborative. The individual will contribute to all aspects of ongoing research projects including collecting samples, conducting experiments, reviewing literature, preparing interpretation and summaries of results, participating in conferences, and lab management duties.

Position Responsibilities

• Human and/or mouse sample collection

• Organoid and cell culture

• Sequencing library preparation, DNA and RNA extraction and quantification, Quantitative PCR

• Gene editing

• Immunohistochemistry, cell imaging

• Other Cellular and molecular biology techniques

• Lab management: biosafety, ordering and maintenance of laboratory supplies and equipment, training incoming students and other trainees

Qualifications

• PhD in biological science or technology and a minimum of three years of research laboratory experience.

• Prior experience with organoid culture, cellular and molecular biology, and mouse handling is required.

• Ability to work independently and as part of a research team effort.
If interested, please send CV, cover letter, and the contact information of three references to Dr. Bo Yu, byu1[at]stanford.edu *Please replace [at] with @ when addressing Emails

2022-05-30 2022-08-30

The Kim Orth Lab in the Department of Molecular Biology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Tx USA has openings for new postdoctoral fellows.

Our lab focusses on two programs:
1- Molecular mechanisms involved in host/pathogen interactions with a focus on Gram-negative bacteria.
2- Using metazoan mouse and fly models to elucidate the posttranslational modification called AMPylation and its impact on the integrated stress response.

Email:
Kim.Orth[at]UTSouthwestern.edu *Please replace [at] with @ when addressing Emails
https://utsouthwestern.edu/labs/orth/
http://www.hhmi.org/scientists/kim-orth
1. Peng, et al., Nat Struct Mol Biol (2020)
2. Chimalapati, et al., eLife, (2020)
3. Moehlman, et al., eLife (2018)
4. Casey, et al., J Biol Chem. (2017)
5. Li, et al., eLife (2016)

2022-03-30 2022-09-30