Seeking a Head of a New Laboratory (indefinite-term employment position) (M22K05)(Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research)

    RIKEN(The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
    Biological sciences
    Leading Researcher (R4)
    10/12/2021 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 dynamic homeostasis
Basic research related to adult dynamic homeostasis. Topics of keen interest include studies that lead to ground breaking findings on the life-long regulation of the maintenance, aging, deterioration, and inheritance of biosystems throughout the life cycle from the birth to death or to the next generations. We encourage proposals that include focuses on undifferentiated or multipotent stem cells in adults, or any pioneering researches that aim to contribute to the understanding of biological processes in the adult stages of the life cycle. Successful proposals are expected to promote and take 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, theory, molecular biology, structural biology, stem cell biology, organoids, and diverse animal models. BDR provides Laboratory heads with an excellent environment for their independent research, including internationally competitive start-up packages and annual research funds. Laboratory heads will have access to cutting-edge facilities including various animal models, mouse genome engineering, omics, and multi-scale imaging including light microscopy and cryoEM, and to opportunities for active collaborations with medical institutions, industry, and affiliated graduate schools. For more information, please visit the BDR websiteThe webpage will open in a new tab..
This call seeks a scientist from outside RIKEN who will lead the field of adult dynamic homeostasis internationally and play a central role in fulfilling the BDR's missions, while being committed to tasks as a laboratory head at RIKEN.

Open Positions:
Laboratory Head: 1 position (full professor level)

[Rights and Responsibilities]
・Required to participate in RIKEN management activities in addition to conducting research in the area described above as a laboratory head.
・Eligible to apply for competitive funding from within and outside RIKEN.
・Eligible to host indefinite-term researchers, fixed-term researchers, Special Postdoctoral Researchers and Junior Research Associates.
・Eligible to apply for the purchase of commodities and laboratory space.
・Responsible for overseeing laboratory members, managing the laboratory budget and handling the maintenance and use of all laboratory equipment and instruments.

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

[Start of Employment]
October 1, 2022 or earliest possible date after this date.

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