Seeking a Head of a New Laboratory (indefinite-term employment position) (M21K06)

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    RIKEN(The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
    Biological sciencesBiology
    Leading Researcher (R4)
    Established Researcher (R3)
    04/02/2021 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
    Japan › Hyogo
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RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research

[Research field and overview]
RIKEN's research is based on synthesis and interdisciplinarity, and with free thinking as its basic philosophy, RIKEN promotes research that goes beyond the boundaries of conventional research fields, while at the same time responding to the needs of society from a strategic perspective.

RIKEN invites applications for the position of Laboratory Head (indefinite-term employment position) to serve in a leadership position in the following research area. The successful candidate will be responsible for directing research projects from a mid-to-long-term perspective.

Field: Adult stem cells and/or germ cells
Basic research related to adult stem cells and/or germ cells in living organisms. Topics of keen interest include studies that lead to groundbreaking findings on the life-long regulation of the maintenance, deterioration, and inheritance of biosystems throughout the life cycle from birth to death or to the next generations, by promoting and taking advantage of the interdisciplinary approaches within the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR) as well as all of RIKEN.

The RIKEN BDR aims to understand the general principles of organismal temporal dynamics throughout the lifespan from birth to death, including aging. Our interdisciplinary approaches include imaging, multi-omics, theoretical biology, molecular biology, stem cell biology, organoids, and the use of diverse animal models. BDR provides laboratory heads with an environment for their independent research, including start-up packages and annual research funds. The BDR seeks a strong leader who will play a central role in fulfilling the BDR's missions through the studies of adult stem cells and/or germ cells.

[Open positions]
Laboratory Head: 1 position

[Work location]
Branch and address:
RIKEN Kobe Campus (2-2-3 Minatojima-minamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0047)

[Start of employment]
October 1, 2021 or the earliest possible date after this date.

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EURAXESS offer ID: 576565
Posting organisation offer ID: D120110286


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