RIKEN Center for Brain Science (CBS) is seeking an outstanding scientist for a Unit Leader position to promote cross-disciplinary joint research with Keio University School of Medicine. The successful candidate is expected to elucidate mechanisms of neurological disorders with the aim of developing diagnosis, prevention and therapy, through the utilization of clinical data and clinical/pathological specimens in collaboration with Keio University. Basic research using animal models, disease-specific iPS cells and organoids is also welcome.
At RIKEN CBS, Unit Leaders have full intellectual independence, generous internal funds and access to ample communal facilities in a collaborative environment. Each Unit Leader will hold a research management position, and as the head of a laboratory, s/he will provide leadership and guidance to laboratory members to conduct research. The successful candidate for the Unit Leader position must have demonstrated the ability to develop an original, independent and internationally competitive research program.
We will prioritize the recruitment of a junior researcher in the hope of significant future development. The successful junior candidate will start in a fixed-term position (equivalent to US assistant professor, 10 years at maximum depending on evaluation) but are eligible to apply for open calls for indefinite-term Unit Leader positions, which are subject to RIKEN’s mandatory retirement age of 60 followed by reemployment program until age of 65.
[Please refer to the CBS website. (https://cbs.riken.jp/career-keio/)]
Applications and letters of recommendation must arrive by 5 pm on February 23, 2022 (Japan time).
Applicants should submit the electronic files of a cover letter with a brief summary of their research program and plan, curriculum vitae, list of research achievements and publications, list of acquired research funding, current research and achievements to date, future research plans, reprints of five major publications maximum, and necessary details (name, e-mail address, and relation with the applicant) about each of three referees, through the application form. One of the three referees should be the current supervisor, if available. Please ask the three referees to follow the instruction e-mail that will be automatically sent to them to provide a recommendation letter. The letters should be addressed to Dr. Hiroshi Matsumoto, the President of RIKEN. Please specify the referee’s contact information (Name, affiliation, job title, phone number, and email address). All files and recommendation letters should be written in English.
[Application form: https://form.kintoneapp.com/public/form/show/f4b5c821067d032e42a03773f1fcb9ca3f8142457cb65b338e4c3460132b0d03]
RIKEN CBS is located just outside of the international metropolis of Tokyo. English is the primary language used in research activities at CBS. Institutional support is available to help non-Japanese speaking scientists, whom we particularly encourage to apply. RIKEN Center for Brain Science is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
For further inquiries please contact the RIKEN CBS Search Committee.
Search Committee, RIKEN Center for Brain Science
2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198, Japan
*Applications are not accepted from this e-mail address.