Seeking a Head of a New Laboratory (indefinite-term employment position) RIKEN BDR

Seeking a Head of a New Laboratory (indefinite-term employment position)
RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research

【Open positions】
Laboratory Head: 1 position (full professor level)

Applicants must have an outstanding research record and the ability to lead the above research field internationally. We welcome applicants of all nationalities.

【Work location】
RIKEN Kobe Campus (2-2-3 Minatojima-minamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0047)

【Research field and overview】
RIKEN's research is based on synthesis and interdisciplinarity, and with free thinking as its basic philosophy, RIKEN promotes research that goes beyond the boundaries of conventional research fields, while at the same time responding to the needs of society from a strategic perspective.

RIKEN invites applications for the position of Laboratory Head (indefinite-term employment position) to serve in a leadership position in the following research area. The successful candidate will be responsible for directing research projects from a mid-to-long-term perspective.

Field: Adult dynamic homeostasis
Basic research related to adult dynamic homeostasis. Topics of keen interest include studies that lead to ground breaking findings on the life-long regulation of the maintenance, aging, deterioration, and inheritance of biosystems throughout the life cycle from the birth to death or to the next generations. We encourage proposals that include focuses on undifferentiated or multipotent stem cells in adults, or any pioneering researches that aim to contribute to the understanding of biological processes in the adult stages of the life cycle. Successful proposals are expected to promote and take advantage of the interdisciplinary approaches within the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR) as well as all of RIKEN.

The RIKEN BDR aims to understand the general principles of organismal temporal dynamics throughout the lifespan from birth to death, including aging. Our interdisciplinary approaches include imaging, multi-omics, theory, molecular biology, structural biology, stem cell biology, organoids, and diverse animal models. BDR provides Laboratory heads with an excellent environment for their independent research, including internationally competitive start-up packages and annual research funds. Laboratory heads will have access to cutting-edge facilities including various animal models, mouse genome engineering, omics, and multi-scale imaging including light microscopy and cryoEM, and to opportunities for active collaborations with medical institutions, industry, and affiliated graduate schools. For more information, please visit the BDR website(https://www.bdr.riken.jp/en/index.html).
This call seeks a scientist from outside RIKEN who will lead the field of adult dynamic homeostasis internationally and play a central role in fulfilling the BDR’s missions, while being committed to tasks as a laboratory head at RIKEN.

The application must arrive no later than noon, December 10, 2021 (Japan Standard Time)

【Start of employment】
October 1, 2022 or earliest possible date after this date.

For more information and required application documents, please visit the application website: