Opening for Principal Investigator (Professor or Associate Professor) of the Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI), Tokyo Institute of Technology

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    30/09/2019 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
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[Explanation of institution (recruitment background, institution details, explanation of project, etc.)]
The Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI) was originally launched in December 2012 as part of the World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). The WPI grant was awarded to institutes with a research and administrative vision to become globally competitive centers that can attract the best scientists from around the world to come to work in Japan. We have succeeded in establishing a unique and attractive international environment along with organizational innovations that accommodate and encourage scientists from all countries to carry out novel, ambitious, cutting-edge research yielding a global impact in our respective fields. For further information regarding the WPI program, please follow the link below:

[Job details (duties, subject responsible for, etc.)]
ELSI a permanent research institute based at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan, is seeking a pioneering, enthusiastic, collaborative, and open-minded scientist to establish a research program in origin of life (OOL) studies as a tenured faculty member of the university (Associate or Full Professor level). We are particularly interested in the broad areas of chemistry and/or biology to further strengthen our in-house collaboration between theorists and experimentalists.

Subject Area:Study of the early Earth and study of the origin of life. Areas of particular interest are atmospheric chemistry, organic/inorganic/analytical chemistry, combinatorial/computational chemistry and chemical informatics, polymer or catalysis chemistry and biochemistry; synthetic biology, bioinformatics/genome biology, microbial ecology, bioenergetics, and virology; theoretical or modeling work related to emergence of complexity, evolution or innovation. This is not an exclusive list; suitable candidates in disciplines allied to OOL research within these broad themes are encouraged to apply.

[Address of work location and other information]
Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology
2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8550, Japan

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

[Starting date]
Feburary 1st, 2020, or earliest possible date thereafter


[Details of salary, working hours, holiday, period of employment and insurance, accommodation, etc.]

Form of Employment: Full-time (tenured or tenure-track)

1) Tenured position: retirement age system.
2) Non-tenured (Tenure track) position: term of five years. During the term, a tenure assessment will be conducted, and the successful candidate's employment will not have a fixed term.
In either case, appointment does not extend beyond the end of the academic year in which he or she attains the retirement age (65).

Annual salary system. The salary will be determined in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations of the National University Corporation Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Additional comments

1) During the selection process, candidates may be requested to provide additional information.
2) Tenure assessment will be conducted in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations of the National University Corporation Tokyo Institute of Technology.
3) Tokyo Institute of Technology provides equal opportunities to all qualified applicants in all scientific research fields regardless of nationality, gender, religion, or any other characteristic protected by law.
4) Submitted materials are strictly protected under the Privacy Policy of Tokyo Institute of Technology and wil be used only for the purpose of applicant screening. Please note that the materials will not be returned.
5) Please visit http://www.elsi.jp/en/ for further information about the institute.

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Tokyo Institute of Technology

EURAXESS offer ID: 414687
Posting organisation offer ID: D119051353


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