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Seeking a Senior Research Scientist, Research Scientist or Postdoctoral Researcher (NE2001)(Laboratory for Neuroepitranscriptomics)
RIKEN(The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
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Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research
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National research institute / Independent administrative institute
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Laboratory for Neuroepitranscriptomics
RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research
(Team Leader: Wang, Dan Ohtan)

[Research Field]
The Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR) views the functions of molecules, cells, and organs that support all life stages of organisms as a dynamic system, and aims to elucidate developmental, growth and aging phenomena as well as apply their findings to develop regenerative medicine and diagnostics, thereby contributing to the extension of healthy life expectancies.

The Laboratory for Neuroepitranscriptomics is recruiting research employees to carry out a new theme. The research overview of the laboratory is shown below.

In our laboratory, we investigate a novel spatiotemporal regulation mechanism of RNA in the central nervous system, epitranscriptomics. This new field concerning genetic deciphering based on the type- and site-specific RNA modifications, has recently emerged as a versatile and powerful post-transcriptional regulatory pathway in the central nervous system; nonetheless, its biological functions remain to be explored. We use a combination of quantitative “omics" technology, fluorescence imaging, cell biology, and genetic animal model systems to decipher the regulation mechanisms and molecular pathways in understanding this complex layer of gene regulation. This knowledge will be applied to understanding cognitive development and decline, and neurological conditions such as autism and schizophrenia.

[Job title and Job description]
Positions available:
Senior Research Scientist, Research Scientist or Postdoctoral Researcher

Position-specific tasks are as follows:

Senior Research Scientist
Assist the leader of their team or unit, provide instruction to researchers or other members and carry out the research in the team/unit.

Research Scientist
Carry out research and other work in accordance with research themes of the team/unit.

Postdoctoral Researcher
Carries out research and other work in accordance with laboratory research themes under the mentorship and training of supervisors.

Number of positions:
A few positions

Job descriptions:
We are now recruiting a person with Ph.D. or equivalent degree who will work to understand the role of RNA modification during brain development and aging using mouse systems. A candidate with training in RNA biology and/or neurobiology will be considered.

[Work location]
Kyoto University, Yoshida Campus
Yoshida-honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 606-8501
Scheduled to move to the following address in autumn, 2021:
RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (Kobe Campus-East-West)
2-2-3 Minatojima-minamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0047 (Developmental Biology Buildings)

[Start of Employment]
As soon as possible (Negotiable)

fication,synapse,cognitive function,learning and memory,mouse, epitranscriptomics

Research field
All Biology
Job type
Researcher/Postdoc level
Employment status
Work location
Kinki district - Kyoto Hyogo 

Common to all positions:
A person who is able to dedicate themselves to the job by communicating, coordinating and collaborating smoothly with people in and out of the laboratory.

Senior Research Scientist:
A PhD holder in the area related to the Job description, with more than 5 years of experience in working in the area after obtaining PhD, and is able to provide direction to other members.

Research Scientist:
A PhD holder in the area related to the Job description.

Postdoctoral Researcher:
A PhD holder who earned a doctorate within the past 5 years in the area related to the Job description.


For details about "Salary and benefits", please refer to the above "Job posting URL".

Application period
2022/03/10 Deadline for receipt
We will examine application documents as they are accepted. Application will be closed as soon as the position is filled.
/notification of result
/contact details

[Application and required documents]
Please refer to the above "Job posting URL" regarding the "Application and Required documents".

*Please understand that we will not return application documents.

We will examine application documents as they are accepted. Application will be closed as soon as the position is filled.

[Selection process]
Selection will be made based on application screening and interview. After documents screening, only successful applicants will be invited for interview.

*We do not answer to questions regarding contents of the examination.

[Contact information and Send application to]
Send application materials (PDF format) to Email: kobe-jobs [at]
The Email title should be: “[NE2001] Application for (name of the position) of laboratory name".

*If you have any research-related questions, please contact ohtan [at] (Laboratory for Neuroepitranscriptomics, Dr. Wang, Dan Ohtan)

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2021/9/30:Updated as of Sep 30,2021:"Number of positions"

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