15/01/2021

POSTDOC POSITIONS

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Medical sciencesMedicine
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    01/07/2021 23:00 - Asia/Tokyo
  • LOCATION
    Japan › Minato-Ku
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    To be defined
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40

OFFER DESCRIPTION

POSTDOC POSITIONS at the University of Tokyo, Japan

 

Application due: by July 1, 2021

Project Description: The Vaccine Design Center, headed by Prof Ken J. Ishii an expert in vaccine design and safety, will newly be launched at the University of Tokyo, the Institute of Medical Science (IMSUT). This new Vaccine Center aims at translational vaccine research in humans and animal models by merging immunology, microbiology, bioinformatics and regulatory science, to prevent diseases such as infection, allergy and cancer. Due to pandemic by Covid19, vaccines against infectious diseases once again become the most important aspect of the scientific field to help humankind. Therefore, particularly designing new vaccines against Covid19, influenza, malaria, tuberculosis and Leishmaniasis are the priorities of the Center.

Two postdoctoral scientist positions are available. The candidates will participate in the design and discovery of new vaccines and vaccine modalities as well as understanding their mechanism of action which would make better and safer vaccines for human use.

Host laboratory 1: The head of Vaccine Design Center, Prof. Ken J. Ishii, is one of the few experts in the vaccinology field. His laboratory at the Center located at Shirokanedai Campus of the University of Tokyo in the heart of Tokyo city provides an excellent scientific environment with access to healthy volunteers and patients and various transgenic mice with all required core facilities.

Host laboratory 2: Prof. Cevayir Coban is expert in parasite immunology especially in malaria field and will search vaccine candidates against malaria and Leishmaniasis. Her laboratory is located at Shirokanedai Campus of the University of Tokyo.

For further information about the laboratories and publications, please refer to:

Lab web sites:

https://vaccine-science.ims.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/

https://www.ims.u-tokyo.ac.jp/malimmun/

Requirements: We are seeking highly motivated and talented post-doctoral researchers with a strong background in immunology/molecular biology. The candidates must obtain PhD or MD no longer than 3 years with a strong publication history. Independent working ability with high organization skills and excellent team communication in the international environmental setting are essential. The requested experiments will include human immunology research and/or handling several genetically deficient mice for immunizations and various immunological techniques such as flow cytometry, PCR, ELISA, western-blotting etc.

The position is available from April 1st, 2021 and for 1 year from the starting time, renewable up to a total of three years depending on the successful progress. The salary is negotiable depending on the experience.

Applicants should send, CV, a letter explaining career plans, and contact information of 2 referees to:

Prof Ken Ishii and/or Prof. Cevayir Coban

kenishii@ims.u-tokyo.ac.jp

ccoban@ims.u-tokyo.ac.jp

 

 

More Information

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Medical sciencesMedicine
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Medical sciences: PhD or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    OTHER: Basic

Skills/Qualifications

We are seeking highly motivated and talented post-doctoral researchers with a strong background in immunology/molecular biology. The candidates must obtain PhD or MD no longer than 3 years with a strong publication history. Independent working ability with high organization skills and excellent team communication in the international environmental setting are essential. The requested experiments will include human immunology research and/or handling several genetically deficient mice for immunizations and various immunological techniques such as flow cytometry, PCR, ELISA, western-blotting etc.

Work location(s)
2 position(s) available at
The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo
Japan
Tokyo, Japan
Minato-Ku
108-8639
4-6-1 Shirogakedai

EURAXESS offer ID: 594991

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