Part-time Technician for Neural Computation Unit
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The Neural Computation Unit is conducting research to understand the biological basis of flexible learning in the brain using small animals (mouse, rat). We are seeking a part-time technician who supports our animal experiments.
Part-time Technician (Job Title : Research Assistant)
Neural Computation Unit
1. Genotyping by DNA sequencing of genetically modified mice
2. Breeding and maintenance of genetically modified mice
3. Preparation of mouse brain for histology
4. Support for animal behavior experiments
1. Bachelor degree or Master degree in science or biology
2. Experience of animal experiments with rodents
3. Fluent in either Japanese or English
4. Motivation for learning new technologies
1. Experience in immunohistochemistry using rodent brain
2. Fluent in both Japanese and English
3. Ability to work together efficiently in a team
Term & Working Hours
Term: Part-time, fixed-term appointment for 6 months. This contract may be extended.
Working hours: 2 days per week
(Working hours and day are negotiable)
Compensation & Benefits
In accordance with the OIST Employee Compensation Regulations
- Commuting allowances
- Annual paid leave
- Health insurance (only for applicable employee, Private School Mutual Aid http://www.shigakukyosai.jp/ )
How To Apply
Please submit all required application materials by email to:
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Or send documents via post mail to:
Neural Computation Unit
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
1919-1, Onna, Onna-son, Okinawa 904-0495, Japan
- Curriculum vita in English (and Japanese if available)
- Cover letter in English (and Japanese if available)
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Application Due Date
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