Program-Specific Researcher (Postdoctoral Fellow) position in Kyoto University Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Biology (Comparative Epigenomics)

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    Kyoto University
    Biological sciencesBiology
    Computer science
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    30/09/2020 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
    Japan › Kyoto
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〔Explanation of institution〕
Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) recently selected the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Biology (ASHBi) for participation in the World Premier International Research Center (WPI) Program, establishing it within Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study (KUIAS) on 30 October 2018 with Mitinori Saitou, a world-leading developmental biologist, at its head. ASHBi is now looking for a Program-Specific Researcher (Postdoctoral Fellow) in Comparative Epigenomics of Bourque Group. Details as follows.

〔Job details〕
ASHBi will investigate the core concepts of human biology with a focus on genome regulation and disease modeling, creating a foundation of knowledge for developing innovative and unique humancentric therapies. The key goals are: 1) to achieve outstanding research in key individual themes in human biology in the area of reproduction, development, growth and aging as well as heredity and evolution; 2) to elucidate the principles for the emergence of species differences among humans, nonhuman primates, and rodents for proper extrapolation of the findings in model organisms to humans; 3) to generate primate models for key gene functions and intractable diseases; 4) to reconstitute key human cell lineages and tissues in vitro and validate their properties based on integrative information; and 5) to contribute to formalize an ethics for the use of human/non-human primate materials and create a philosophy to direct the values of the Institute's research outcomes.
The institute is seeking suitable candidates for Program-Specific Researcher (Postdoctoral Fellow) to accelerate its mission. Comparative Epigenomics (Bourque's Group) aims to understand human epigenome that underlies complex biological phenomena, such as cell differentiation, development, evolution and human diseases. To achieve this goal, we use cutting edge genomic technologies, such as RNA-seq, ChIPseq,Cut&Tag, ATAC-seq and lentiMPRA (for more detail see also; https://ashbi.kyoto-u.ac.jp/members/fumitaka-inoue/ ), in combination with iPS cell and single-cell technologies. The candidate is expected to perform high-level research and act as the leading researcher in human biology and the related fields.

〔Available positions〕
Program-Specific Researcher (Postdoctoral Fellow)

〔Address of work location〕
Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Biology (ASHBi), KUIAS Kyoto University
Yoshida Konoe-cho, Sakyo, Kyoto 606-8501 Japan

〔Number of positions〕
One (1)

〔Starting date〕
October 1, 2020 or the earliest possible date thereafter (adjustable according to individual requirements)

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〔Details of salary〕
Paid annually in compliance with the rules of Kyoto University

〔working hours〕
Five (5) working days per week (days off: Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, year-end and New Year holidays, Foundation Day, and summer vacation, as per University guidelines

〔Working hours〕Discretionary Labor System (Deemed working hours: 7 hours 45 minutes/day)

〔Period of employment〕
From the day you take the position (negotiable) to March 31, 2021. In and after the following year, the contract can be renewed annually depending on achievements until March 31,2025.
Initial probationary employment period: six (6) months

〔Social insurance〕
National Public Service Mutual Aid Association health policy
Employee's pension insurance
Employment insurance
Worker's accident insurance

No allowance (such as for commuting, housing, bonuses, etc.) will be provided.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Kyoto University

EURAXESS offer ID: 531247
Posting organisation offer ID: D120060329


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