Research Field and Overview
The newly established laboratory in the FY 2023 will study microorganisms that inhabit deep subterranean environments. The main objectives of this laboratory are to gain insight into the unknown ecology and metabolic capabilities of these organisms, to advance our understanding of the early evolution of life and biological functions, to identify and utilize novel genetic resources within extreme environment microorganisms, and to expand our understanding of the field of astrobiology
Geobiology and Astorobiology Laboratory, RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research (Chief Scientist：Shino Suzuki)
Research Scientist: 1 position
NOTE: We are seeking individuals at the level of full-time university Assistant Professor to Associate Professor or Full-Time Lecturer for this open position.
Successful candidate will promote research on physiological and ecological aspects of Earth’s microorganisms, the early evolution of life and biological functions, and the discovery and utilization of novel genetic resources from microbial communities in extreme environments. This will be achieved by a variety of methodologies, including but not limited to fieldwork, environmental metagenomics, bioinformatics, microbial cultivation, microbial ecology and physiology, molecular biology, and synthetic biology techniques. The successful candidate is expected to conduct research and development on topics specified above and to contribute to the management of the laboratory.
For applicant registration:
Noon, October 13, 2023 (Japan time).
For revising or uploading application documents and letters of recommendation:
Noon, October 20, 2023 (Japan time).
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