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R&D manager / R&D project leader
HiLung Inc.
Institution type
Private corporation
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【 Description of the institution 】
HiLung Corporation (established in 2020) is a drug discovery venture company in the field of respiratory diseases based on iPS cell technology.
We are engaging following sector.
(1) Cell sales business
(2) Research and development of pharmaceuticals
(3) Regenerative medicine product development.

This research position is to take a role in management or leading research and development in our cell based product and services. (Commercializing respiratory disease drug discovery and regenerative medicine using iPS cells). In addition, the position required for the commitment in strategic alliance with partner companies.

The website is currently under preparation and will be available in the second half of March.

【 Job description 】

Management or leading a research and development about iPSC technology in the field of drug discovery and regenerative medicine for respiratory diseases including the following tasks:
1.Differentiation and induction experiments using iPS cells or any other stem cells.
2.Drug discovery and development experiments in pharmaceutical company.
3.Product development in any other manufacturing industry.
4.Implementation of various assays using the cells (particularly related to drug discovery and screening).
5.Practical development of iPS cell technology.
6.Development of method for cell and assay quality control.
7.Assisting laboratory operation
8.Building successful partnership with partner companies and customers.

[Address of work location and other information]
Yoshida-Shimo Adachi-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto city

[Available positions]
More than one person.

[Starting date, employment date, etc.]
Starting as soon as possible (negotiable)

Research field
Biological Sciences
Drug development, Cell therapy and Regenerative medicine
Job type
Associate Professor/Lecturer (full-time) level
Employment status
Work location
Kinki district - Kyoto 

【 Details of required special expertise, qualification of the specific fields or degrees, etc.】

- Ph.D. degree in life sciences or related field or equivalent education and experience.
- Minimum of 3 years' experience in cell culture experiment or in vitro assay development in academic institute, pharmaceutical or other biotech companies.
- Minimum of 3 years' experience in drug discovery and development at pharmaceutical companies.
- Minimum of 3 years' experience in product development at any other manufacturing industries.

【 Favorable 】
- Have a passion to implementation / commercialization of biotechnology,
- Minimum of 3 years' experience in a research and development of stem cell technologies, especially in iPS or ES cells,
- Interested in / Have some experience in drug discovery and screening,
- Familiar in gene modification and editing,
- Proactively learning new technologies, operating equipment and application in respective projects,
- Cloud be communicated in English and/or Japanese.


【 Details of salary, working hours, holiday, period of employment and insurance, accommodation, etc.】

- Working time and holidays
Discretionary Labor System for Professional Work
(38 hours and 45 minutes/week, 7 hours and 45 minutes/day) or flexible work arrangement

- Holidays: Weekend(Sat & Sun), National holidays, Summer break, Year-end and New-year break, and paid holidays.

- Salary: Salary will be determined based on our standards and the applicant's situation / capabilities.

- Allowances

- Insurances
Social insurance, industrial accident insurance, and employment insurance.

Application period
2021/08/31 Deadline for receipt
We will close the recruitment when the position is filled.
/notification of result
/contact details

【 Application (submission) method】
Please submit the following documents by email as attached PDF files, and mention "R&D Manager" in the subject.

(1) Curriculum vitae: Please include your photograph, contact phone number and e-mail address.
(2) Enlist research achievements or professional achievements (research papers, presentations, job performance such as awards, book reviews, acquired research funds, patents, etc.).
(3) Describe your prospect as a researcher with respect to research and experimental experiences (1-2 pages in free text formats).

【 Selection details 】
An interview will follow the screening of application documents. Those who have passed the screening will be informed of the date and time of the interview.
Interviews will be held at HiLung Inc. in Kyoto. Online interviews can also be arranged.
Further details will be sent to candidates at a later date.
Application documents will only be used for the recruitment process and they will not be returned.
We will not cover the travel expenses for the interview.

[Contact information ]

Online Submission
Online Submission with all application documents is available.
JREC-IN Portal web application
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Email Application
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Additional considerations when applying
■Applying from Long-Distance Areas or Overseas

online interview available.

Additional information

No information will be given about the selection process or the reasons for selection.
We will not disclose, transfer or lend your documents to any third party without a valid reason.