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Assistant Professor Position Laboratory of Dynamic Chemical Life Science, Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry Group, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Kyushu University
Kyushu University
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Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Kyushu University
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National university
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[Description of the institution (year of establishment, capital amount, number of employees, etc.), details of the business, recruitment background information, project description, etc.]
Currently, Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry Group involves Profs. Yuichiro Hori, Osamu Kuge, and Tohru Oishi, Associate Profs., Motohiro Tani and Ayami Matsushima, Assistant Profs. Non Miyata, and Yoko Yasuno. The new assistant professor hired with this position is supposed to cooperate with Prof. Hori in research and education. For more information with regard to this department, please visit the website:

[Job description (work / duties after recruitment, subject responsible for, etc.)]
Research Fields and Topics:
Field of Expertise:
Chemical biology
Research Topics:
Elucidation of biological phenomena mainly using organic synthesis (a researcher who has sufficient knowledge, experimental skills, and willingness to work along with these research topics will be highly evaluated at the selection stage). The final candidate is supposed to join the “Laboratory of Dynamic Chemical Life Science" to which Prof. Yuichiro Hori belongs.
Keywords of Specialized Fields:
Chemical biology, Organic synthesis, Genetic Engineering, Fluorescence imaging

Educational and Other Duties
The new assistant professor hired with this position is requested to give lectures and demonstrations on some of the following courses: experimental courses of biochemistry, basic chemistry, basic science for undergraduate students, etc. It must be also noted that all professors including those in assistant professor positions must be in charge of part of the administrative tasks to manage and operate this department.

[Address of work location and other information]
Motooka 744, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka, 819-0395, JAPAN

[Available positions (job title, number of positions, etc.)]
One assistant professor (tenured)

[Starting date, employment date, etc.]
At the earliest opportunity.

Research field
Applied chemistry
Complex systems
Biomolecular science
Job type
Assistant Professor level
Employment status
Work location
Kyushu and Okinawa district - Fukuoka 

[Public qualifications needed in specific field(s), conditions (education, degree, etc.), experience (how many years) and expertise required for specific field(s)]

Applicants having a Ph.D. degree or those expected to obtain a Ph.D. degree by the end of March in 2023.


[Treatment after recruitment (job title, salary, working hours, employment type, employment period / trial period)] * Important

* Working hours, etc.
Based on Discretionary Labor System for professional work, Kyushu University allows the employee to engage in his/her work while leaving it to his/her discretion to decide the means and the allotment of time for performing the work and regarding them as having worked for the prescribed number of working hours (7 hours and 45 minutes), irrespective of how much time he/she has actually spent on his/her work.
* Days off: Every Saturday and Sunday, national holidays, and other days as specified (e.g. New Year's holiday).
* Salary: Salary is paid, based on the Kyushu University, Annual Salary System renewed and activated from April 2020. For further information, visit the following university website (in Japanese). 2019syuki042.pdf
* Social Insurance: The health insurance, pension insurance, mutual retirement pension programs of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Mutual Society, and employment insurance of Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.

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[The measures against second-hand smoking in your workplace.] * Important
No smoking on the campus

Application period
2022/07/15 Deadline for receipt
Completed applications must arrive at Kyushu University by 17:00, Friday, July 15, 2022 (Japan Time).
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[Application documents, application (submission) method (Mail, attachment to e-mail, details on using the web application, etc.), destination (address, e-mail address, web application URL, etc.)]

Required Paper Documents to Post (provide all in Japanese or English):
(1) Your resume/CV including contact address (telephone numbers, e-mail address, and photograph).
(2) Summary of your research achievement in the past using the following classification.
(a) List of peer-reviewed journal papers published
(b) List of books and review articles published
(c) List of other scientific reports and patents
(d) List of presentation at conferences (classified into domestic and international conferences, invited presentations should be indicated)
(3) Copies of 5 selected papers from (2)-(a).
(4) Summary of your own research activities (2-3 pages in A4 or letter-size)
(5) Summary of your research plans after being hired with this position (2-3 pages in A4 or letter-size).
(6) Summary of your plans and/or policies in education after being hired with this position (1-2 pages in A4 or letter-size).
(7) Reference letters from two persons who can comment on your scientific and/or academic careers. If you are just willing to provide the names and addresses of such persons, please do so (we may contact them if necessary). Please include their titles, affiliations and contact information (e-mail addresses).
(8) Additional documents appealing your scientific and/or academic activities (e.g., list of the awards and research grants awarded to the candidate).
* Please use A4 or letter-size sheets in preparing all these documents if applicable.

Address for submitting your application documents:
Prof. Yuichiro Hori
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Kyushu University
Motooka 744, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka, 819-0395, JAPAN
TEL/FAX: +81-92-802-4161 E-mail: hori at, at: @

Application method:
Please submit all application documents by the method (1) or (2).
(1) Registered mail to the contact address. All printed and electronic (in PDF format) documents should be enclosed. “Application for a faculty position of Kyushu University" should be written in RED on the envelope or box.
(2) Web application on JREC-IN Portal site ( All electronic (in PDF format) documents should be compressed into one zip file.

[Selection details (interview / selection location, selection method, notification of result, etc.)]
Evaluation Process:
Primary evaluation through application documents screening, followed by secondary examination(s) through an interview (including an oral presentation).

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

* The documents supplied from each applicant, except for original books, will not be returned to the applicant.

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Additional information

・ Our candidate evaluation policy obeys the Equal Employment Opportunity law.
・ We also follow the Basic Act for the Disabled Persons, the Act on Employment Promotion etc. of Persons with Disabilities, and the related Acts.
・The new faculty hired by Kyushu University is strongly encouraged to give lectures in English in order to promote globalization its educational system.

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