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Animal Experiment Coordinator
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
URL of institution or department
Animal Resources Section
Institution type
Private university
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Position summary:
This position requires a variety of expertise and knowledge in the field of neuroscience of rodent, Zebra finch, Xenopus and Zebra fish. In addition to these animals, marine fishes, the squid and/or octopus, now became the object of animal welfare (Protocol review; humane treatment) in Europe, and the OIST Animal Care and Use Committee (Committee).

The Animal Experimental Coordinator in Animal Resource Section (ARS) works as the secretariat of the Committee and peer reviews all animal experiment applications at OIST using mammalians, birds, reptiles, amphibians, freshwater fish, marine fish, and cephalopod from viewpoints of animal health (veterinary care) and animal welfare. Animal Experimental Coordinator also leads veterinary care program at OIST as a team of attending veterinarians.

・Lead veterinary care program as a team
・Peer review all applications for animal experiment and cooperate with researchers to revise applications as necessary
・Organization of Animal Care and Use Committee

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 


・Doctor for Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
・Experience as researcher using laboratory animals
・Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills in English


・Diplomat of collage 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
/contact details

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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.
・Information provided by applicants or references will be kept confidential, documents will not be returned. All applicants will be notified regarding the status of their applications.
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・Further details about the University can be viewed on the OIST website

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