Professor or Associate Professor (Cell Biology), Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study (KUIAS)

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    Kyoto University
    Biological sciences
    Leading Researcher (R4)
    Established Researcher (R3)
    20/12/2019 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
    Japan › Kyoto
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[Explanation of institution (recruitment background, institution details, explanation of project, etc.)]
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.

[Job details]
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 cell biology, aiming at elucidation of the mechanisms underlying fundamental cell biological processes. In connection with this, the successful candidate will also be required to secure significant growth of the integrated field of bioscience and sciences such as chemistry, physics, biotechnology, informatics, and mathematics, aiming at implementation of research achievements as well as creation of innovations.

[Address of work location and other information]
Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), KUIAS Kyoto University, Yoshida Ushinomiya, Sakyo, Kyoto 606-8501 Japan

[Available positions (Job title, number of positions, etc.)]
Professor or Associate Professor One (1)

[Starting date]
March 1, 2020 or the earliest possible date thereafter

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

【Salary and Benefits】
Determined in accordance with the rules of Kyoto University.

【Social Insurance】
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

【Working Hours】
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

Additional comments

*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.

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

EURAXESS offer ID: 457979
Posting organisation offer ID: D119101408


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