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Assistant Professor (Fixed-Term Staff)
The University of Tokyo
URL of institution or department
School of International Health, Graduate School of Medicine
Institution type
National university
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[Explanation of institution (recruitment background, institution details, explanation of project, etc.)]
Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo

Our department invites applications for a full-time faculty position in the School of International Health as an assistant professor.
The faculty member will contribute to and co-lead virology and international health research, particularly in areas of molecular virology (virus-host interactions, molecular epidemiology, host immune response, bioinformatics), vaccine and therapeutics development.
In addition to research, the faculty member will contribute to writing manuscripts and grants, co-lead and supervise projects and present at local and international conferences.
Additional responsibilities include conducting lectures for undergraduate (in Japanese) and graduate courses, advising and supervising students and/or staff, and participate in faculty activities.

[Job details (duties, subject responsible for, etc.)]
The successful candidate for the Assistant Professor position is expected to undertake teaching and research duties at the Department of Developmental Sciences, School of International Health

[Address of work location and other information]
Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo (7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)

[Number of positions] 1 Position

[Starting date] April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2028.
Depending on the candidate's avalability, we would prefer candidates to start as early as possible.
*Following completion of the term (March 31, 2028), the contract may be extended once and is subjected to overall evaluation based on employee progress, work performance, attitude towards work, and/or health conditions. (the extended term will be 5 years and will end at March 31, 2033).

Research field
Medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy
All Medicine,dentistry,and pharmacy
Biological Sciences
All Biological Science
Interdisciplinary science and engineering
All Interdisciplinary science and engineering
Job type
Assistant Professor level
Researcher/Postdoc level
Employment status
Work location
Kanto district - Tokyo 

1. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Medical Sciences/Virology/Microbiology/Molecular Biology or a related discipline at the time of appointment, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching.

2. Candidates must provide strong evidence of research of an internationally competitive caliber, in the area of virology, immunology, molecular biology or a related area as evidenced by a record of publications in leading journals in the field as well as presentations at significant conferences, accolades or awards.

3. The successful candidate will be expected to participate and mount innovative and competitive externally-funded research programs in the field of virology and/or developmental medical science.

4. Positive attitude, open-mindless to new challenges and environment, willingness to collaborate and good communications


Working Hours: Discretionary work system for professional work applies and working hours will be deemed as 7 hours and 45 minutes per day.

Days off: Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays, and the year-end and New Year holidays (December 29 to January 3)

Leave: Annual Paid Leave and Special Leave, etc.

Wages: Basic salary will be decided by taking your academic background, professional background, etc. into account. Wage Raise System: Yes
Example: Doctor/form JPY 340,000
Doctor of Medical Science/from JPY 360,000 Various Allowances: Bonus (twice per year), Commuting allowance is JPY 55,000 per month at maximum, and other allowances decided by the University

Insurance: Eligible for the insurance from the Mutual Aid Association of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and Employment Insurance.

Application period
2022/12/01 -  2023/03/31 Deadline for receipt
Vacancy posting will end once it has been filled.
/notification of result
/contact details

Documents to be submitted:

1) Curriculum Vitae (please use the form below)

2) Overview of your research and teaching activities (include list of published materials, teaching and research statement outlining on current and future research interests),

3) Contact information of three references (name, affiliation, and e-mail address)

4) Cover letter

Submission Method All application materials should be submitted as e-mail attachments. Please send them to the e-mail address shown below in [Contact].
Title of this e-mail should be "Application for Assistant Professor, Dept of Medical Sciences, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo.".
If you do not receive our response within three working days, please let us know.

Deadline/selection method: The documents should reach by March 31, 2023
Vacancy posting will end once it has been filled with a suitable candidate.
Selection will be made based on application screening and interviews. A notice on the selection outcome will be sent to all applicants after internal reviews. After the initial document screening, selected candidates will be invited to an interview with the selection committee. The interview will be conducted either in-person or online.

[Contact] 7-3-1 Hongo Bunkyo-ku Tokyo, 113-0033 JAPAN School of International Health, Graduate School of Medicine
Moi Meng Ling
e-mail:sherry[at] (change [at] to @)

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Additional considerations when applying
■Applying from Long-Distance Areas or Overseas

Overseas candidate can attend the online interview

Additional information

Personal information is handled carefully according to the Privacy Policy of The University of Tokyo and will be used only for this recruitment purposes. Submitted documents will not be returned. We welcome proactive application from women in accordance with “The University of Tokyo, Declaration for Promoting Gender Equality".

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