Assistant Professor(Three-year fixed-term contract)(Akine & MacLachlan Lab, Nano Life Science Institute, Kanazawa University)

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    Kanazawa University
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    13/09/2019 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
    Japan › Ishikawa
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[Explanation of institution (recruitment background, institution details, explanation of project, etc.)]
Nano Life Science Institute (WPI-NanoLSI) at Kanazawa University was launched in October 2017, with support of the World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI) program by MEXT, Japan. At NanoLSI, we will combine the world's most advanced technologies in bio-scanning probe microscopy (SPM) and supramolecular chemistry to develop novel nanoprobe techniques that allow us to directly image, analyze, and manipulate nanodynamics of proteins, metabolites, and nucleic acids both on the surface of and inside the cell. In addition, through the use of innovative nanoprobe techniques combined with other advanced analytical methods, we aim to achieve fundamental understandings of the nano-level mechanisms underlying basic cellular functions (e.g., cell differentiation/proliferation, stemness, signal transduction, genome dynamics, etc.) and their cancer-specific abnormalities. To this end, we will perform detailed comparisons between nanodynamics inside normal and cancer cells. Based on the developed technologies and knowledge acquired through such research works, we will establish a new research field termed “nanoprobe life science," which aims to achieve nano-level understandings of various life phenomena including cancer using advanced nanoprobe technologies.
We are looking for an Assistant Professor to perform the following research work as staff who plays a central role in the area of sensor and probe development. The Assistant Professor will work in the area of synthetic chemistry, designing and synthesizing new molecular and supramolecular substances that can be integrated into new probes as part of the WPI program.

[Job details (duties, subject responsible for, etc.)]
Open Position: Assistant Professor(Three-year fixed-term contract)
Main Duties: At Nano Life Science Institute, the Assistant Professor plays a central role in promoting integrated research in the fields of the supramolecular chemistry and life science disciplines.
①Synthesis of new host molecules for bioactive organic compounds
②Development of new sensing techniques for organic compounds in biological samples
③Design and synthesis of new molecular machines for manipulating biomolecules

The Assistant Professor is supposed to promote research basically with Prof. Akine, and also with Prof. Mark MacLachlan.
Dr. MacLachlan is a Professor of the University of British Columbia, and one of the PIs of NanoLSI. The Professor visits KU total 30 days in each year to collaborate with other PIs of NanoLSI. NanoLSI expects applicants to play a significant role as an Assistant Professor in a "joint lab" of Prof. Akine & Prof. MacLachlan.

[Address of work location and other information]
Nano Life Science Institute, Kanazawa University,
Kakuma-machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-1192, Japan

[Available positions (Job title, number of positions, etc.)]
Number of Position: One

[Starting date]
Starting date: November 1, 2019 or as early as possible if later.


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

Assistant Professor(Three-year fixed-term contract)
[Period of employment]
Three-year fixed-term contract
Note; There is a possibility of renewal after the expiration of employment period.
Negotiation is possible on employment start date.

[Working Hours]
Working hours are determined according to the Discretionary Labor System for Professional Work (7 hours and 45 minutes per day)
Basic pay, 4,200,000 yen (Annualization conversion)
Special allowance, around 1,320,000 yen (Annualization conversion)
Salary will be fluctuated by performance and evaluation after adoption.
According to the rules of Kanazawa University.
http://www.kanazawa-u.ac.jp/university/administration/regulation/rules (in Japanese)

Additional comments

1) The Assistant Professor will do his/her work under the guidance of Prof. Akine and Prof. MacLachlan and co-supervisor, Prof. K. Maeda, if necessary.
2) The website below gives information about employment regulation.
http://www.kanazawa-u.ac.jp/university/administration/regulation/rules (in Japanese)
3) Kanazawa University supports applicants from female scholars and promotes the co-activities of male and female scholars.
http://cdl.w3.kanazawa-u.ac.jp/index.html (in Japanese)

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Kanazawa University

EURAXESS offer ID: 428266
Posting organisation offer ID: D119071007


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