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Animal Resources Section Leader
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
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Animal Resources Section
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There are several animal facilities (total more than 3,000 square meters) in OIST Onna Campus (Laboratories 1, 2, and 4) and Okinawa Marine Science Satiation. In addition, OIST will build up new rodent facilities (3,000 square meters or more) in laboratory 5 and commence its operation by the end of 2022. The Animal Resources Section (ARS) has supported animal experiments using laboratory animals with ARS staff and outsourced staff under OIST animal care and use program in accordance with Global, local and OIST regulations.

Currently, the OIST animal care and use program is operating under global standards and should be developed to state of the art through leading edge of laboratory animal science and medicine. The section leader of ARS manages all duties in animal facilities related laboratory animals besides animal experiments for researchers, animal care staff and laboratory animals.


1. Supervise laboratory animal care: Rodent, Zebra finch, Xenopus, Zebrafish, Cephalopod and any other animal model species required in future
2. Supervise animal facilities: Rodent, Zebra finch, Xenopus, Zebrafish located in main campus buildings
3. Manage OIST animal care and use program for maintaining international accreditation of animal facilities
4. Manage section staff and outsourcing staff
5. Create and execute section's business plan
6. Manage the section's annual budget (including planning, execution, and reports)

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

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■Starting Date■
As early as possible

Research field
Biological Sciences
Laboratory animal science
Job type
Research Administration
Employment status
fixed term appointment for 2 years. Contract initially with 3-month probationary period (inclusive). This contract may be renewed.Working hours: 9:00-17:30 (Discretionary)
Work location
Kyushu and Okinawa district - Okinawa 


1. Veterinarian license
2. Experience of 5 years or more as manager of laboratory animal facilities or attending veterinarian
3. Business level English communication skills (written and oral)


1. Ph.D.
2. Diplomate of colleges of laboratory animal medicine


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)

Application period
2021/06/30 Deadline for receipt
Applications deadline will continue until the position is filled. (Applications will be screened upon arrival)
/notification of result
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■Submission Documents
- Curriculum vita in English (and Japanese if available)
- Cover letter in English (and Japanese if available)
- Names and contact information of 3 referees, one of which should be a previous employer
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・OIST Graduate University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, students and staff. The University strongly encourages women and minority candidates to apply.
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