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Call for Applications: Program-Specific Researcher (Postdoctoral Fellow), Stem Cell Biology/Hematology Group (R. Yamamoto Group)
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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[Description of the institution]
Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) recently selected the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Biology (ASHBi) for participation in the World Premier International Research Center (WPI) Program, establishing it within Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study (KUIAS) on 30 October 2018 with Mitinori Saitou, a world-leading developmental biologist, at its head. ASHBi is now looking for a Program-Specific Researcher (Postdoctoral Fellow) in the laboratory of Associate Professor Ryo Yamamoto (Stem Cell Biology/Hematology Group). Details as follows.

[Job description]
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 key goals are: 1) to achieve outstanding research in key individual themes in human biology in the area of reproduction, development, growth and aging as well as heredity and evolution; 2) to elucidate the principles for the emergence of species differences among humans, non-human primates, and rodents for proper extrapolation of the findings in model organisms to humans; 3) to generate primate models for key gene functions and intractable diseases; 4) to reconstitute key human cell lineages and tissues in vitro and validate their properties based on integrative information; and 5) to contribute to formalize an ethics for the use of human/non-human primate materials and create a philosophy to direct the values of the Institute's research outcomes.
The institute is seeking suitable candidates for Program-Specific Researcher (Postdoctoral Fellow) to accelerate its mission. Stem Cell Biology/Hematology Group (R. Yamamoto Group) will perform transcriptome, epigenome, and functional analysis of mouse/human/macaque primary cells (hematopoietic stem cells). The candidate is expected to perform high-level research and act as the leading researcher in human biology and the related fields.
1)To elucidate mechanisms of hematopoietic stem cells and aging
2)To elucidate mechanisms of aging and hematological malignancies
3)To perform single cell analysis and bioinformatic analysis

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

[Available positions]
Program-Specific Researcher (Postdoctoral Fellow)
Number of Positions: One (1)

[Starting date]
April 1, 2021 or the earliest possible date thereafter (adjustable according to individual requirements)

Research field
Medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy
Basic medicine
Biological Sciences
All Biological Science
All Biology
Job type
Researcher/Postdoc level
Employment status
Work location
Kinki district - Kyoto 

[Public qualifications needed in specific field(s), conditions (education, degree, etc.), experience (how many years) and expertise required for specific field(s)]
Essential requirements are as follows:
1. The candidate has a Ph.D.
2. The candidate has excellent research achievements in the related fields and ability to supervise postdoctoral fellows and graduate students
3. The candidate should have the ability to develop and manage his/her research projects
4. He/she has high-level communication skills in English


Paid annually in compliance with the rules of Kyoto University.

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

[Working Conditions]
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.

From the day you take the position (negotiable) to March 31, 2022.
In and after the following year, the contract can be renewed annually depending on achievements until March 31, 2024.
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

Application period
2021/08/31 Deadline for receipt
Open 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.

[Evaluation Procedure]
Submitted applications will be reviewed, if necessary followed by interviews for short-listed candidates.
Submit via email to:

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


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