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Technician in Neural Circuit Unit
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
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Neural Circuit Unit
Institution type
Private university
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[Description of the institution (year of establishment, capital amount, number of employees, etc.), details of the business, recruitment background information, project description, etc.]
he Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST; see is a dynamic new graduate university of science and technology in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The university is located on 85 hectares of protected forestland overlooking beautiful shoreline and coral reefs. The campus is striking architecturally, and the facilities are outstanding (OIST campus video tour). There are no academic departments, which facilitates multidisciplinary research. Outstanding resources and equipment are provided and managed to encourage easy access and collaboration. English is the official language of the University, and the university research community is fully international, with more than 50 countries represented. OIST is rapidly gaining recognition in the worldwide academic community as a model for excellence in education and research.

[Job description (work / duties after recruitment, subject responsible for, etc.)]

The Research technician will carry out essential research support functions in the laboratory conducting work primarily focused on mouse genetics, molecular biology and tissue analysis, as well as mouse behavior, and cell culture. Some of these functions include:

・Working with transgenic mouse lines and performing mouse surgical procedures.
・Wide range of basic molecular biology experiments (such as PCR, cloning, etc)
・Preparing tissue for analysis and performing microscopy.
・Performing standard laboratory experimental tests and procedures such as preparing complex chemical solutions and media.
・Maintaining experimental matter, requiring knowledge of laboratory techniques.
・Recording results of experiments according to standard laboratory techniques.

[Address of work location and other information]
1919‐1 Tancha, Onna‐son, Okinawa, Japan 904-0495

[Available positions (job title, number of positions, etc.)]
Research Unit Technician

[Starting date, employment date, etc.]
Anytime after September 2022

Research field
Complex systems
Brain sciences
Biological Sciences
Biological Science
Job type
Research/Educational Assistance
Employment status
The position is initially for one year and can be extended to 2 or more years based on performance and mutual agreement.
Work location
Kyushu and Okinawa district - Okinawa 

[Public qualifications needed in specific field(s), conditions (education, degree, etc.), experience (how many years) and expertise required for specific field(s)]

・BA/BS in biological sciences along with experience with basic biological laboratory techniques is required (relevant coursework may count towards work experience).
・A background in Neuroscience as well as directly related lab experience will be considered as a plus, but not necessary.
・Strong communication and demonstrated organization skills, attention to detail, and the ability to carry out responsibilities in a collaborative team environment are essential.


[Treatment after recruitment (job title, salary, working hours, employment type, employment period / trial period)] * Important

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)

[Overtime hours, rest periods, discretionary labor system, holidays, various insurances (social insurance, labor insurance), various systems (pay increase system, bonuses, transportation expenses, retirement allowances), the type of agreement with the applicant when not hiring, etc.]

[The measures against second-hand smoking in your workplace.] * Important
Non-smoking on campus

Application period
2022/08/20 -  2023/03/31 Postmark deadline
Applications will be closed as soon as a suitable candidate is hired.
/notification of result
/contact details

[Application documents, application (submission) method (Mail, attachment to e-mail, details on using the web application, etc.), destination (address, e-mail address, web application URL, etc.)]

1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum vitae including names of 2 referees (3 preferred, including the current supervisor, if available)
3. Summary of research experience to date
4. Reasons for applying to the post (personal strengths, motivations, research perspectives, career aspirations)

[Selection details (interview / selection location, selection method, notification of result, etc.)]
Interview via zoom

[Result notification method, whether application documents can be returned or not, etc.]

[Contact information (department, official position, name, institution e-mail address and phone number of the responsible person)] * Important
Neural Circuit Unit, Professor, Yutaka Yoshida

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