Announcement of Faculty Position Nano Life Science Institute, Kanazawa University / Prof Hirao

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    Kanazawa University
    Biological sciencesOther
    Medical sciencesMedicine
    Leading Researcher (R4)
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    31/12/2019 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
    Japan › Ishikawa
    See description


[Tenure-track Associate Professor or tenure-track Assistant Professor with a five-year contract, assigned as a Research professor to mainly concentrate on research activities]

Nano Life Science Institute (WPI-NanoLSI) at Kanazawa University was launched in October 2017, with a support of 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 one Associate (or Assistant) professor, henceforth referred to as “Jr. PI", who will play a central role as an independent researcher in the integrated field among life science, nanometorology, chemistry and mathematical/computational science at the Nano Life Science Institute.

We expect a Jr. PI to play a significant role at NanoLSI in establishing the new interdisciplinary research field based on cancer research. Major goal should be understanding of critical biological phenomena in the field of cancer biology by using imaging technologies such as cutting-edge Bio-SPM and fluorescence microscopy, or development of novel nano-technology for innovative cancer diagnosis, prevention and treatment.

In addition to the research duties, Jr. PI may be asked to teach courses at the Division of Nano Life Science (newly-established in April 2020), the Graduate School of Frontier Science Initiative.

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

[Starting date]
April 1, 2020 or as early as possible if later.

More Information


[Period of employment]
*Five-year fixed-term contract
*The term of tenure-track (TT) is set for 5 years at the time of employment. The candidate will be promoted or converted to adequate tenured status, based on the evaluation of research achievements, performances, funding, etc.
*The employment start date is subject to negotiation.
Annual salary system is applied, and the amount of starting salary will be decided based on academic experiences and so on. (For example: Associate professor, aged 36 years: around 6,500,000JPY)

In addition to the salary, a researcher excellence allowance, generally 1,800,000 JPY per year/ for Associate prof., will be provided. The amount of the allowance will be decided based on research achievements and so on.

We prepare research benefits and equipment, including start-up fund. Please check the box of "additional information".

Additional comments

*Start-up research fundfor the period of 5 years after appointment
total of 10,000,000JPY for Associate Prof.
total of 5,000,000JPY for Assistant Prof.

*Employment of assistant/
for Associate Prof. One Assistant Prof(Five years)
for Assistant Prof. One postdoctoral fellow might be assigned
*Research space/
for Associate Prof. Assigned one block in the collaborative research floor
for Assistant Prof. ×

*Open facility
High-Speed AFM
Confocal laser microscopy
Transmission Electron Microscope(TEM)
NMR(600 MHz/400MHz)
Super-resolution FM-AFM
Scanning Ion Conductance Microscope(SICM) etc.

[Working Hours]
Working hours are determined according to the Discretionary Labor System for Professional Work (7 hours and 45 minutes per day)

According to the rules of Kanazawa University.
http://www.kanazawa-u.ac.jp/university/administration/regulation/rules (in Japanese)

[Research Professor] (in Japanese)

1) The website below gives information about employment regulation.

The official regulations are written in Japanese and are currently being translated into English. The English version is a working copy of the translation.
These regulations were put into effect in 2018 and have not been revised since.

2) Kanazawa University actively promotes a gender equality in the workplace. For details, see the following PDF: https://nanolsi.kanazawa-u.ac.jp/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Gender-Equal...

3) Kanazawa University also promotes courses delivered in English under our internationalization policy: http://sgu.adm.kanazawa-u.ac.jp/en/kusgu/project.html

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

EURAXESS offer ID: 453168
Posting organisation offer ID: D119091670


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