Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Developmental Neurobiology Unit

The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) is 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.

Position:
Researcher (Postdoctoral Scholar), Developmental Neurobiology Unit

Location 

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

Responsibilities 

We are searching a researcher, who will be involved in the mechanism underlying photoreceptor degeneration using zebrafish as an animal model. We appreciate application of young motivated researchers who are interested in mechanism of cell death and human genetics disease model.

Qualifications 

Applicants should have Ph.D in the field of cell biology or developmental neurobiology. Knowledge and experience of genetics, histology, and molecular biology are desirable. Applicants should be awarded Ph.D within the recent five years when they will be hired by the OIST.

Term 

Full-time, appointment for 1 year contract (renewable within 3 years maximum)

Starting Date 

After February 1, 2017

Working Hours 

9:00-17:30 (Discretionary)

Compensation 

In accordance with the OIST Employee Compensation Regulation.

Benefits 

  • Relocation, housing and commuting allowances
  • Annual paid leave and summer holidays
  • Health insurance (Private School Mutual Aid http://www.shigakukyosai.jp/ ), welfare pension insurance (kousei-nenkin), worker’s accident compensation insurance (roudousha-saigai-hoshou-hoken)

Submission Documents 

  1. Curriculum vitae with photograph
  2. Publication list (research papers and oral/poster presentation in scientific meetings)
  3. Brief description of your past work and short explanation of application’s reasons for applying (A4, 2 -3 pages)
  4. Two recommendation letters from Ph.D mentor, past or current supervisors.

Application Due 

Applications deadline will continue until the position is filled.

Postal Address 

Ayako Gima (Ms), Developmental Neurobiology Unit
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
1919-1, Onna, Onna-son, Okinawa 904-0495, Japan

Email Address 

zebrafish-recruit2016-ps#oist.jp (Please replace # with @ before using this email address)

Declaration 

  • OIST Graduate University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, students and staff. The University strongly encourages women and minority candidates to apply.
  • Information provided by applicants or references will be kept confidential, documents will not be returned. All applicants will be notified regarding the status of their applications.
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