Clinical Veterinarian

Division Function/Position summary:
This position requires a variety of expertise and knowledge in the field of neuroscience of rodent, Zebra finch, Xenopus and Zebra fish. In addition to these animals, the squid and/or octopus, now became the object of animal welfare (Protocol review; humane treatment) in Europe, and the OIST Animal Care and Use Committee has reviewed and approved the protocols for using octopus.
The position of Clinical Veterinarian in Animal Resource Section (ARS) is essential for ARS’s business, because the position is charged with the management of animal health, animal facilities, and animal research support.


1919‐1 Tancha, Onna‐son, Okinawa, Japan 904-0495


  1. Examine animals to diagnose their health problems
  2. Provide education and training program for researchers and students such as orientation, basic procedures and/or aseptic surgical techniques
  3. Monitor and supervise usual care and use operation in vivarium
  4. Support peer review applications for animal experiment and cooperate with researchers to revise applications as necessary
  5. Support for Animal Care and Use Committee


  1. Doctor for Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and Diplomate of the College of Laboratory Animal Medicine
  2. Commitment to practicing the highest standard of medicine and upholding veterinary code of ethics
  3. Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills
  4. Works collaboratively with Research members and commitment to ongoing institutional development and growth
  5. High-level business writing skills in Japanese and English
    • Japanese:JLPT N2 level. Can communicate with vendors in Japanese
    • English: TOEIC score 750 or higher
  6. Experience as a researcher using Genome Editing to create transgenic mice

Report to 

Animal Resource Section Research Support Leader

Starting Date 

As early as possible

Term & Working Hours 

Term: Full-time, fixed term appointment for 2 years. Contract initially with 3-month probationary period (inclusive). This contract may be renewed.  

Working hours: 9:00-17:30 (Discretionary)

Compensation & Benefits 

In accordance with the OIST Employee Compensation Regulations


  • Relocation, housing and commuting allowances
  • Annual paid leave and summer holidays
  • Health insurance (Private School Mutual Aid )
  • Welfare pension insurance (kousei-nenkin)
  • Worker's accident compensation insurance (roudousha-saigai-hoshou-hoken)
  • Access to Child Development Center
  • Access to Schooling Options
  • Language Education
  • Recource Center (Daily Life Support in Okinawa)

How To Apply 

Apply by uploading your submission documents HERE*.
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Submission Documents 

  • Letter of intent in both English and Japanese
  • Curriculum vitae in both English and Japanese
  • Names and contact information of 3 referees, one of which should be a previous employer

* Applicants whose native language is Japanese are required to submit both documents in English and Japanese.
* Please be sure to indicate where you first saw the job advertisement.
* Up to 3 references may be requested during the final interview stage.
* Prior to the start of employment all new hires are required to successfully complete a background check. Personal information including employment history and academic background should be submitted to third-party administrators after a conditional offer of employment.

Application Due Date 

2022/10/28 *Application will be screened upon arrival, and the selection will end once the position is filled.


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