RESEARCH FIELDChemistryTechnology › Chemical technologyTechnology › Materials technology
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APPLICATION DEADLINE20/12/2019 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
LOCATIONJapan › Kyoto
TYPE OF CONTRACTPermanent
HOURS PER WEEKSee description
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At iCeMS we believe, as scientists, we live in exciting times. Time to discover, time to create, together.
Our mission is to explore the secrets of life by creating compounds to control cells, and further down the road to create life-inspired super materials that confront the myriad problems that afflict modern society.
Our approach is radical and new. At iCeMS we are not simply rewriting the rule-book, we are throwing it out of the window. Global warming. Pollution. Disease. Aging. These major concerns can no longer be countered by traditional single discipline-based research. Innovative solutions to the most pressing scientific and societal challenges of our time demand we adopt a multi-disciplinary, syncretic approach. Thus at iCeMS cell biologists, biophysicists, chemists, material scientists, physicists, and bioengineers share ideas and work together to devise new ways to integrate cells and materials, all for the greater good. Inspiration through collaboration.
The wider scientific community is slowly awakening to multi-disciplinary research, christening it `convergence' and heralding it as the next revolution in science. We have been `convergent' for nearly a decade. Results have been impressive. In our relatively short life iCeMS' collaborative research has resulted in a number of significant cutting-edge scientific discoveries, and the creation of over 1500 unique materials. And yes, we have a Nobel laureate too.
Not that anyone at iCeMS intends to rest on our laurels. In the years to come we strive to even greater levels of scientific excellence. Simultaneously we will leverage our critical mass of scientific and technological knowledge into purposeful, transformative innovations for the practical benefit of society.
The Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) of Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study (KUIAS) is seeking a suitable candidate for the position of Professor or Associate Professor. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a new field of materials science, through research on structure – function relationship of molecular assemblies at the multiple length scales including nano/meso/macro scales. The successful candidate will also be required to expand the integrated research field of materials science and biological science (e.g. cell biology, biophysics, and chemical biology), aiming at social implementation of research achievements as well as the creation of life-inspired super materials.
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Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), KUIAS Kyoto University, Yoshida Ushinomiya, Sakyo, Kyoto 606-8501 Japan
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Professor or Associate Professor One (1)
March 1, 2020 or the earliest possible date thereafter
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【Salary and Benefits】
Determined in accordance with the rules of Kyoto University.
Eligible for MEXT* Mutual Aid Association membership, Employee's pension insurance, Employment insurance, Worker's accident insurance
*MEXT:Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Five working days per week, 38 hours 45 minutes per week,7hours 45minutes per day, under a discretionary labor system.
Saturdays and Sundays: Statutory public holidays of Japan; Year-end and New Year holidays (December 29 through January 3), Kyoto University's Foundation Day; Summer holidays as per University guidelines
*All submitted documents and personal information of candidates contained therein will be used exclusively for the purpose of applicant screening and hiring, and will not be disclosed, transferred or lent to any third party without justified grounds.
* Kyoto University promotes gender equality. Responses and applications from talented female researchers are highly welcomed.
EURAXESS offer ID: 457978
Posting organisation offer ID: D119101407
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