ORGANISATION/COMPANYRadiation Effects Research Foundation
RESEARCH FIELDBiological sciences › BiologyBiological sciences › Laboratory animal scienceBiological sciences › OtherMedical sciences › MedicineTechnology › Biotechnology
RESEARCHER PROFILELeading Researcher (R4)Established Researcher (R3)Recognised Researcher (R2)
APPLICATION DEADLINE31/03/2021 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
LOCATIONJapan › Hiroshima
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEKSee description
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The Radiation Effects Research Foundation in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, is a binational foundation supported by the Japanese and U.S. governments and is recognized throughout the world as a leader in the study of radiation health effects. It studies the health of Japanese atomic-bomb survivors in several large cohorts, including a cohort whose members have participated in biennial health examinations over a period of decades, and conducts fundamental research on the health effects of ionizing radiation and its interactions with genes, lifestyle, and environment. Historically, the Department of Molecular Biosciences has been focusing on studies of radiation carcinogenesis and genetic effects by using biosamples from the survivors and those from the offspring born to exposed parents. Also the department has a mission to explore the molecular mechanisms of radiation effects. For hereditary effects of radiation exposure, germ cell mutation is an area of major interest. Recent progress in stem cell biology has enabled the in vitro culture of mouse spermatogonia cells. This advance makes it possible to analyze radiation-induced spermatogonial stem cell mutations, and their transmission to next generation. We are searching for a young, active scientist to undertake such studies.
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Activities include the experimental design of molecular mechanistic studies of radiation-induced mouse germline mutations by using in vitro germ cell culture and transplantation of the germ cells to testes of male mice to study mutations transmitted to the next generation. Such studies include the conduct of mouse whole genome analysis and gene manipulation in germline stem cells.
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5-2 Hijiyama Park, Minami-ku, Hiroshima
[Available positions (Job title, number of positions, etc.)]
At the earliest opportunity
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We have adopted a salary system generally based on the salary scales for the Japanese government's fixed-term researchers.
Research budget provided, but one may also apply for external grants; access to NGS systems; unity to work in a collaborative, international, multi-disciplinary setting with biostatisticians, epidemiologists, clinicians; potential for international collaboration in molecular genetics; support for travel to international conferences; support for continuing education and training, in collaboration with Japanese and international research institutions (e.g.,Hiroshima University, Nagasaki University, U.S. National Cancer Institute).
RERF supports a harmonious work-life balance through set working hours and annual leave.
EURAXESS offer ID: 349588
Posting organisation offer ID: D118101427
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