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Technician (level 2) Position in the Molecular Neuroscience Unit
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
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Molecular Neuroscience Unit
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Private university
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We are looking for a technician with a background in Cellular Biology and Molecular Biology to join the Molecular Neuroscience Unit at the OIST. The candidate should have a Ph.D. or 5 years of professional technical support experience and should be familiar with cell and molecular biology techniques. Basic computer skills are required; familiarity with statistical software (prism or R) is preferable.
The successful applicant is expected to operate as support figure in the laboratory and to lead an independent line of research. Our main focus is the understanding of the mechanisms underlying the correct localization of signaling complexes by molecular transport and/or local protein synthesis and how this affects neuronal homeostasis and pathology.
We seek dynamic and motivated people with the ability to integrate in a small, young team. To this extent, shortlisted applicants may be invited to visit the OIST for an interview meeting before any decisions are made.

The candidate will divide her/his time equally between supporting the laboratory in regards to molecular cloning and cell culture techniques and leading her/his own project.

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

Research field
Biological Sciences
Job type
Research/Educational Assistance
Employment status
Work location
Kyushu and Okinawa district - Okinawa 

1. A PhD in relevant disciplines, such as biosciences and/or neuroscience or 5 years of professional experience.
2. A record of research and publication activity.
Prior experience with molecular biology and cell culture.
3. Motivation to learn new techniques and approaches.
4. Ability to integrate in a team, manage complex data, record-keeping, and planning experimental schedules.
5. Good spoken English is required and Japanese proficiency level should be high, with native speakers preferred.


Compensation 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)

Term & Working Hours
Term: Full-time, appointment for 3 years with review at the end of the 1st year.
Contract initially with 3-month probationary period (inclusive).
Working hours: 9:00-17:30 (discretionary).

Application period
2020/02/29 Deadline for receipt
Applications will be screened upon arrival and the call will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
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How To Apply
Apply by emailing your Submission Documents to:
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Submission Documents
All the documents should be in English (and Japanese if possible).
Curriculum vitae (No more than 2 pages).
Cover letter (no more than 1 page).
A research interests letter (no more than 1 page).
Names and contact information of 2 referees, one of which should be a previous employer.
* Please be sure to indicate where you first saw the job advertisement.

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