Two Postdoctoral Scholar Positions Available

About the Position

  • Position summary
    Two postdoctoral positions are available immediately in the Bioinspired Soft Matter Unit. Highly motivated candidates are welcomed to join the dynamic research team studying the synthetic self-assembly systems with emphasis on biological applications. 
  • Position responsibilities
    The candidate will have an opportunity to lead his/her project, develop collaborations in a mentored environment. They will be encouraged to present research findings at national/international meetings. It is expected that the individual will be involved in high-impact publications and eager for career development.
  • Qualifications
    [Required] Ph.D. degree in chemistry, chemical biology or related scientific disciplines with relevant lab experience in organic/inorganic synthesis/biochemistry. 
    [Preferred] Research background in tumor biology, immunology, or stem cell biology is preferred but not essential.
  • Term 
    Full-time, fixed term appointment for 1 year to 2 years. Contract initially with 3-month probationary period (inclusive). This contract may be renewed.  
  • Working hours 
    9:00-17:30 (Discretionary)
  • Compensation 
    In accordance with the OIST Employee Compensation Regulations
  • Benefits
    • Relocation, housing and commuting allowances
    • Annual paid leave and summer holidays
    • Health insurance (Private School Mutual Aid ), welfare pension insurance (kousei-nenkin), worker’s accident compensation insurance (roudousha-saigai-hoshou-hoken)
  • Submission documents 
    • Curriculum vita with publication list in English (and Japanese if available)
    • Cover letter in English (and Japanese if available)
    • Names and contact information of 2 referees, one of which should be a previous employer
    • *Please be sure to indicate where you first saw the job advertisement.
  • Starting date
    Immediately (Negotiable)
  • Application due date
    Applications deadline will continue until the position is filled.
  • Application address to
    Please submit all required application materials by email to: (Please replace # with @ before using this email address)


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