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Program-Specific Researcher (Postdoctoral Fellow) position in Mathematical Biology and Medicine Group (Seirin Group), Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Biology (ASHBi), Kyoto University
Kyoto University
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Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Biology (ASHBi)
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National university
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〔Explanation of institution〕
ASHBi is looking for a Program-Specific Researcher (Postdoctoral Fellow) in the laboratory of Professor
Seirin-Lee (Mathematical Biology and Medicine Group: Details
are as follows.

〔Job details〕
ASHBi ( will investigate the core concepts of human biology with a focus on genome regulation and disease modeling, creating a foundation of knowledge for developing innovative and unique human-centric therapies. The institute is seeking suitable candidates for a Program-Specific Researcher (Postdoctoral Fellow) to accelerate its mission.
Within this mission, the Mathematical Biology and Medicine laboratory of Professor Seirin-Lee (Seirin group) will approach a variety of topics in the life sciences (cell and developmental biology) and clinical medicine with model-driven and data-driven mathematical modeling. The successful candidate will join this group to develop into a leading interdisciplinary researcher, conducting high calibre research in interdisciplinary projects within ASHBi.

〔Address of work location〕
Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Biology (ASHBi), KUIAS Kyoto University
Yoshida Konoe-cho, Sakyo, Kyoto 606-8501 Japan

〔Number of positions〕
One (1)

〔Available positions〕
Program-Specific c Researcher (Postdoctoral Fellow)

〔Starting date〕
March 1, 2023 or the earliest possible date thereafter (adjustable according to individual requirements)

Research field
Mathematical and physical sciences
Biological Science
Job type
Researcher/Postdoc level
Employment status
Three (3) years in principle but can be extended to March 2027 based on achievements over three years.
Work location
Kinki district - Kyoto 

〔Details of required special expertise, qualification of the specific fields or degrees, etc.〕

1. By the starting date of employment an applicant will have a PhD.
2. An applicant will have demonstrated excellence in research achievements of mathematical biology, applied mathematics, or quantitative biology to date, as evidenced by publications and also possibly presentations and other scientific activities.
3. An applicant will possess sufficient specialist knowledge to engage with and develop interdisciplinary projects within ASHBi.
4. An applicant will have the ability to manage their own academic research and associated activities.


〔Details of salary〕
Paid in compliance with the rules of Kyoto University, depending on skills and experience.

〔Working hours〕
Five (5) working days per week (days off: Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, year-end and New Year holidays, Foundation Day, and summer vacation, as per University guidelines)
Working hours: 38 hours 45 minutes per week under a discretionary labor system.

〔Period of employment〕
Three (3) years in principle but can be extended to March 2027 based on achievements over three years. (The contract will be renewed annually depending on achievements).
Initial probationary employment period: six (6) months

〔Social insurance〕
National Public Service Mutual Aid Association health policy
Employee's pension insurance
Employment insurance
Worker's accident insurance

No allowance (such as for commuting, housing, bonuses, etc.) will be provided.

Application period
2023/02/28 Deadline for receipt
Application will be accepted until the position is filled.
/notification of result
/contact details

〔Application method 〕
Application documents must be prepared in English according to the “Application Guidelines", and submitted as email attachments.

-Basic Information (CV)
-Summary of research conducted up to present (within 2-3 pages of A4 paper)
-A supporting statement describing how you meet the essential eligibility requirements (within 1 page)
-List of Publications/Grants

Submit via email to:

〔Selection process〕
Submitted applications will be reviewed, if necessary followed by interviews for short-listed candidates.

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