ORGANISATION/COMPANYRadiation Effects Research Foundation
RESEARCH FIELDBiological sciences › Laboratory animal scienceMedical sciences › Medicine
RESEARCHER PROFILELeading Researcher (R4)Established Researcher (R3)Recognised Researcher (R2)
APPLICATION DEADLINE30/09/2019 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
LOCATIONJapan › Hiroshima
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEKSee description
[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 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 studies 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 the molecular mechanisms of radiation effects. We are searching for a young or a senior (laboratory chief level), active scientist to develop such a research program. The Department is located in the Hiroshima laboratory, in Hijiyama Park, not far from downtown Hiroshima. Hijiyama Park affords a spectacular view of Hiroshima and splendid cherry blossoms in the spring.
[Job details (duties, subject responsible for, etc.)]
Through collaboration with pathologists, conduct mechanistic and biomarker studies of radiation-induced cancers observed in atomic bomb survivors using stored biosamples, and conduct studies using animal models for examining molecular mechanisms of radiation carcinogenesis. Determine radiation-signature in the genome of cancer cells in our stored archival cancer tissue samples.
[Address of work location and other information]
5-2 Hijiyama Park, Minami-ku, Hiroshima
[Available positions (Job title, number of positions, etc.)]
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 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 University, Nagasaki University, U.S. National Cancer Institute).
RERF supports a harmonious work-life balance through set working hours and annual leave.
EURAXESS offer ID: 349587
Posting organisation offer ID: D118101426
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