RESEARCH FIELDMedical sciences › Medicine
RESEARCHER PROFILERecognised Researcher (R2)
APPLICATION DEADLINE15/01/2020 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
LOCATIONJapan › Kyoto
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEKSee description
〔Explanation of institution〕
Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) recently selected the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Biology (ASHBi) for participation in the World Premier International Research Center (WPI) Program, establishing it within Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study (KUIAS) on 30 October 2018 with Mitinori Saitou, a world-leading developmental biologist, at its head.
ASHBi is now looking for a Program-Specific Researcher (Postdoctoral Fellow) in Bioethics and Philosophy Group. Details as follows.
The Bioethics and Philosophy Group (Fujita Group) is promoting international and interdisciplinary research projects on ethical issues associated with the following research topics, collaborating with natural scientists.
•In vitro gametogenesis research
•Organoid research (especially, brain organoid research and research using embryo-like structures)
•Genome editing in humans and nonhumans
•Research using human fetal tissues, etc.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop philosophical/ethical analysis or empirical (quantitative) research for any (or multiple) projects. We encourage you to propose any research topic related to the projects and expect to participate in collaborative research with researchers belonging to ASHBi actively.
〔Address of work location〕
Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Biology (ASHBi), KUIAS Kyoto University
Yoshida Konoe-cho, Sakyo, Kyoto 606-8501 Japan
〔Number of positions〕
Program-Specific Researcher (Postdoctoral Fellow)
April 1, 2020 or the earliest possible date thereafter (adjustable according to individual requirements)
〔Details of salary〕
Paid annually in compliance with the rules of Kyoto University
Five (5) working days per week (days off: Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, year-end and New Year holidays, Foundation Day, and summer vacation, as per University guidelines)
Discretionary Labor System (Deemed working hours: 7 hours 45 minutes/day)
〔Period of employment〕
Five (5) years in principle (with annual renewal, the first from 31 March 2021)
Initial probationary employment period: six (6) months
National Public Service Mutual Aid Association health policy
Employee's pension insurance
Worker's accident insurance
No allowance (such as for commuting, housing, bonuses, etc.) will be provided.
Deadline changed to 15 January 2020.(UPDATE: 20 December 2019)
EURAXESS offer ID: 445136
Posting organisation offer ID: D119081283
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