Research Scientist or Research Technician (Fixed-term), Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, Department of Molecular Biosciences

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    Radiation Effects Research Foundation
    Biological sciencesBiology
    Biological sciencesOther
    Medical sciencesMedicine
    Leading Researcher (R4)
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    31/03/2020 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
    Japan › Hiroshima
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[Explanation of institution (recruitment background, institution details, explanation of project, etc.)]
The Radiation Effects Research Foundation in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, is a binational foundation supported by the Japanese and U.S. governments and is recognized throughout the world as a leader in the study of radiation health effects. It studies the health of Japanese atomic-bomb survivors and their childres in several large cohorts, including a cohort whose members have participated in biennial health examinations over a period of decades, and conducts fundamental research on the health effects of ionizing radiation and its interactions with genes, lifestyle, and environment. Historically, the Department of Molecular Biosciences has been focusing on the study of radiation carcinogenesis and genetic effects by using biosamples from the survivors and those from the offspring born to exposed parents. Also the department has a mission to explore molecular mechanisms of radiation effects. For hereditary effects of radiation exposure, health examinations including cancer and mortality surveys, as well as chromosome and genomic DNA analyses of parent-child trios have been conducted for many years. Recently we are planning whole genome sequencing of the trios for the complete scanning of their genome to examine potential radiation-induced mutations at the DNA base level.

[Job details (duties, subject responsible for, etc.)]
Activities include the development of new technologies for whole genome analysis of atomic bomb survivors and their children. Conduct whole genome sequencing of human genomes with different sequencing technologies. Set up integrated genome analysis systems that connect to outside collaborators in our institute.

[Address of work location and other information]
5-2 Hijiyama Park, Minami-ku, Hiroshima
732-0815 Japan

[Available positions (Job title, number of positions, etc.)]
1 positon

[Starting date]
At the earliest opportunity


[Details of salary, working hours, holiday, period of employment and insurance, accommodation, etc.]
We have adopted a salary system generally based on the salary scales for the Japanese government's fixed-term researchers (Research Scientist) and medical technical positions(II) (Research Technician).

(Research Scientist) Research budget provided, but one may also apply for external grants; access to NGS systems; unity to work in a collaborative, international, multi-disciplinary setting with biostatisticians, epidemiologists, clinicians; potential for international collaboration in molecular genetics; support for travel to international conferences; support for continuing education and training, in collaboration with Japanese and international research institutions (e.g.,Hiroshima Univ., Nagasaki Univ., U.S. National Cancer Institute).

RERF supports a harmonious work-life balance through set working hours and annual leave.

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Asao Noda
Chief, Department of Molecular Biosciences,
Radiation Effects Research Foundation
5-2 Hijiyama Park, Minami-ku, Hiroshima
732-0815 Japan
Tel: +81-82-261-3131(Ext.300)
Fax: +81-82-263-7279
e-mail: asnoda@rerf.or.jp

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1 position(s) available at
Radiation Effects Research Foundation

EURAXESS offer ID: 349582
Posting organisation offer ID: D118101428


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