Seeking a Research Scientist RIKEN BDR

Seeking a Research Scientist
Laboratory for Lung Development and Regeneration
RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research
(Team Leader: Mitsuru Morimoto)

【Open positions】
Research Scientist: 1 position

Doctoral degree (or equivalent research ability and background) in the relevant research field.

【Initial work location】
RIKEN Kobe Campus (2-2-3, Minatojima-minamimachi, Chuo-ku, Hyogo 650-0047)
The successful candidate will be based at the RIKEN BDR-CuSTOM Joint lab at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (USA) on a long-term business trip for the duration of the joint research (until March 2023). Following the completion of the joint research, they will work at RIKEN (Japan). Travel and accommodation expenses will be paid in accordance with RIKEN regulations.
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
3333 Burnet Avenue, R3.563 | MLC 7007 | Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039

【Research field and overview】
・Lab for lung development and regeneration
・RIKEN BDR-CuSTOM joint-lab
The lab conducts researches on the mechanisms of cell proliferation and differentiation, tissue morphology, and tissue stem cells during development and regeneration of the respiratory organs. We apply these knowledge to reconstitute mouse and human respiratory organs from ES/iPS cells. The RIKEN BDR-CuSTOM Joint-Lab, established in Cincinnati in 2019, is designed to promote international collaboration between the two centers. We are developing the next generation of organoid culture technology by combining the expertise of both centers.

【Job description】
The RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research(BDR) is collaborating with the Center for Stem Cell & Organoid Medicine (CuSTOM) at Cincinnati Children's Hospital in the USA on research regarding the production of respiratory organoids. The selected researcher will be assigned to the joint laboratory in Cincinnati, where he or she will work on the induction of organoids of respiratory and peripheral organs from human ES/iPS cells. The candidate should have broad knowledge in endodermal development including respiratory organs, and a strong experience in quantitative analyses of organogenesis and tissue culture skills for inducing organoids from human pluripotent cells. The researcher will be expected to maintain friendly relationships with the staff of RIKEN and CuSTOM in order to facilitate the joint projects conducted by the two centers. The successful candidate is also expected to conduct research and development on topics specified above and to contribute to the management of the laboratory.

For applicant registration:
Noon, October 15, 2021 (Japan time).

For revising or uploading application documents and letters of recommendation:
Noon, October 21, 2021 (Japan time).

【Start of employment】
RIKEN expects that the successful applicant will be able to take up this position at the earliest opportunity after April 1, 2022.

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