Team Leader for Cephalopod Support
The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) invites applications for the position of Team Leader for Cephalopod Support in Animal Resources Section. The Team Leader for Cephalopod Support will provide all aspects of cephalopod acquisition, breeding and husbandry primarily at the OIST Marine Station and on the OIST main campus as necessary and lead Cephalopod Support Staff.
OIST has developed a new interdisciplinary model for education and research that brings together the best international graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to work side by side with world-class faculty members in modern well-equipped laboratories. Situated in a stunningly beautiful ecological setting on the island of Okinawa. OIST is a university that has no departments or artificial barriers that separate investigators in different fields. Its international student body and faculty represent nationalities from all over the world.
Concentrating initially on Neuroscience, Molecular Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Environmental and Ecological Sciences and Physical Sciences, OIST attracts the best minds in the world to Okinawa to transform the way science and education is done in the global academic world.
The Team Leader for Cephalopod Support will be responsible for all aspects of cephalopod acquisition, breeding and husbandry primarily at the OIST Marine Station and also on the OIST main campus as necessary. The Team Leader for Cephalopod Support and will develop of first-class facilities, animal husbandry and research techniques in collaboration with the OIST Cephalopod researchers.
- Leading care and use program for Cephalopod research through discussion with faculty/researchers and collaboration with Okinawa Marine Science Support Section (OMSSS).
- Making a business plan for near future and next 10 years.
- Team/Staff management: Environmental Improvement (workplace and desk area), Work Sharing (Daily, Weekly, monthly and annual job: adequate workload), and irregular operation.
- Budget management
- Career development of staff
1. Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in cephalopod research or husbandry
2. Experience in managing a team
3. Business level communication skills in English
4. Good collaborative skills relevant to a multi-user environment
5. Good communication and interpersonal skills
6. The ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships
Term & Working Hours
Full-time, fixed term appointment for 2 years. Contract initially with 3 month probationary period (inclusive). This contract may be renewed.
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 http://www.shigakukyosai.jp/), welfare pension insurance (kousei-nenkin), worker’s accident compensation insurance (roudousha-saigai-hoshou-hoken)
How To Apply
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- Cover letter in English (and Japanese if possible)
- Curriculum vitae in English (and Japanese if possible)
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Application Due Date
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