Part-time Position in Developmental Neurobiology Unit (Masai Unit)

The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) will become a model for change in education and research with the best international graduate students, working side by side with world-class faculty in modern well-equipped laboratories. Beautifully situated on the island of Okinawa, OIST relies on a cross-disciplinary approach, with an emphasis on creativity and exchange, to offer unique, individualized graduate training. OIST is a university with no departments, eliminating artificial barriers between people working in different fields, but many nationalities, with students and faculty being attracted from all over the world. Concentrating initially on Neuroscience, Molecular Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Environmental and Ecological Sciences and Physical Sciences, OIST is bringing some of the best brains in the world to Okinawa to transform the way science and education is done in the global academic world.



Part-time breeding assistant

Developmental Neurobiology Unit (URL:


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


Feeding (Zebrafish ), tank cleaning, and maintenance check for the equipments.


No special qualifications required.


A person who can work cheerfully and enthusiastically as a responsible member is even better.

Report to 

Prof. Ichiro Masai

Starting Date 

As early as possible after August 1, 2021

Term & Working Hours 

Term: Part-time, appointment for 1 year contract initially with 3 month probationary period (renewable)

Working hours: Mon – Fri  9:00-15:00 (12:00 – 13:00 break time)  5 hrs per day, 3~4days per week

Compensation & Benefits 


In accordance with the OIST Employee Compensation Regulation (905 yen/hour, transport allowance)


Annual paid leave

How To Apply 

Please send documents via post mail to:

Mizuki Otake, Research Unit Administrator of Developmental Neurobiology Unit

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University

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

If you have any questions regarding this ad, please contact me at (Please replace # with @ before using this email address)

Submission Documents 

1) Curriculum vitae in both English and Japanese with a photo. Make sure to write your preferred work days and hours, and point of contact.

2) Letter of self-introduction and self-promotion (about one page)

* 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 

Applications must arrive by July 2, 2021


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