Position Available for Assistant Professor (Biochemistry)

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    Hiroshima University
    Biological sciencesBiology
    Medical sciencesMedicine
    Medical sciencesOther
    Pharmacological sciencesPharmacy
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    19/02/2021 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
    Japan › Hiroshima
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[Explanation of institution (recruitment background, institution details, explanation of project, etc.)]
Hiroshima University is working on forming and developing a Center of Excellence with the aim of being a world-class comprehensive research university ranked among the world's top 100 universities creating new forms of knowledge. We have also been selected by MEXT for “the Top Global University Project" and “the Program for Promoting the Enhancement of Research Universities".
The Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Hiroshima University seeks applications for a faculty member (Assistant Professor) in the research area of Biochemistry, Cell biology, Organelle biology. One of the projects in this Department is to pioneer the research field of “organelle disease". It is mandatory to have techniques for analysis of organelle structure using super-resolved microscopy and for gene modification including genome editing.

[Field of Specialization]
Biochemistry, Cell biology, Organelle biology

[Subject in charge]
Undergraduate programs (Liberal arts and Specialized education courses):
Cell Science, Introductory Seminar for First-Year Students, Early exposure of undergraduates to medicine, Physiology and Biochemistry, Practice for medical research, Methodology in advanced medical sciences, etc.

Graduate programs (master's programs):
Physiology and biological chemistry, Seminar on Biochemistry, Research on Biochemistry, etc.

Graduate programs (doctoral programs):
Advanced Lecture on Methods in biomedical sciences, Advanced seminar on Biochemistry, Advanced research on Biochemistry, etc.

* Besides the above subjects, the applicant may be requested to take charge of MD-PhD course, liberal arts education subjects and specialized education subjects of other schools or graduate schools.

[Address of work location and other information]
1-2-3, Kasumi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima 734-8553, Japan

[Number of positions]
Assistant Professor, one (1)

[Starting date]
The earliest possible date after July 1, 2021

[Tenure Track System]
Tenure-track position(s)
Period of employment: 5 years

Tenure-track faculty members will undergo a tenure review at least six (6) months or more in advance of the expiration date of appointment, and he/she who has successfully passed the review process will be granted tenure along with promotion either to associate professor.
Granting a candidate for tenure is subject to two reviewing process: an intermediate and final review. If a candidate is not granted tenure in final review, he/she will be dismissed from the university upon completion of the term of appointment.
If a candidate has taken a leave because of some life events such as delivering a baby, child-raising and caregiving, he/she may extend the term of appointment up to certain period according to the length of such leave.

*If you would like to know more about the standards for tenure review, please contact the office shown below for any enquiries.

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The annual salary system (the new system enforced in April 2020) will be applied to the successful candidates.

[Work Hours]
If you are agreeable to the application of the Discretionary Labor System for Professional Work, you are deemed to work for 7 hours and 45 minutes a day and 38 hours and 45 minutes a week. If not, working hours are from 8:30 to 17:00 (from Monday to Friday) and break time is from 12:00 to 12:45.
Saturday and Sunday, National Holidays, 12/29 to 1/3
[Social Insurance]
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Mutual Aid Association,
Employment insurance, Workers' compensation insurance

Other details depend on the Hiroshima University regulations.

Additional comments

We conduct performance evaluations for all faculty members after their employment. The scored result will be reflected in their treatment.

Probationary employment period: six (6) months
(Hiroshima University Work Regulations for Employees.)

Personal information obtained from application documents will not be used or provided to any third parties for purposes other than the necessary procedures related to personnel affairs, salary, and welfare.

All the faculty members of Hiroshima University belong to the "Academy", which is the single university-wide faculty organization, and each faculty as a member of the Academy of Hiroshima University is appointed to educational and/or research organizations such as an individual undergraduate school, graduate school, research center and institute.

For each specialized field of faculty, Hiroshima University has defined Minimum standards for hiring new faculty (“the minimum standards"). We use the minimum
standards for the initial screening process of the applicants, and only those who have cleared the minimum standards will qualify as the candidates for the post
concerned. The minimum standards used for this international job offer can be viewed by clicking the following URL link.

HU provides employment information (research job, desk job and etc.).
If your spouse wishes to work for HU, please refer to the following URL link.
employment information: https://www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/en/employment/

Successful candidates may be reimbursed for travel expenses incurred for the trip from their home or former place of work to the new place of work to assume their post in accordance with the relevant regulations of Hiroshima University. For more information, please contact us.

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Hiroshima University

EURAXESS offer ID: 596974
Posting organisation offer ID: D121010861


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