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Two Faculty Positions in Life Science, iGCORE, Japan

Institute for Glyco-core Research (iGCORE), Tokai National Higher Education and Research System
Japan (JP)
JPY 6,000,000––11,580,000
Closing date
Mar 30, 2024

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Life Sciences, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemistry, Physics
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Two Faculty Positions in Life Science, iGCORE, Japan

The Institute for Glyco-core Research, iGCORE, in Tokai National Higher Education and Research System in Japan(THERS; consisting of Nagoya University and Gifu University) seeks to hire two exceptional non-tenure track faculty members in life science, specifically in Medicine or Biology (position #1) and Chemistry or Physics (position #2).

Both roles are expected to commence on July 1, 2024 for an employment contract until March 31, 2027, and renewal of the position will be determined based on research performance, prospective continuation of research projects, and budget availability at the end of the contract period.

THERS aims to become a regional, national, and international development and research hub in the fields where the System can demonstrate its strong advantages and competitiveness. See more:

iGCORE is a cutting-edge integrative glycoscience institute that brings together researchers from Nagoya University and Gifu University with outstanding achievements in glycan synthesis, imaging, glycobiology, and glycomedicine. Through rigorous scientific research, the iGCORE is committed to gaining a deeper understanding of the fundamental nature of life, ultimately paving the way for groundbreaking innovations in medicine, such as personalized preventative medicine and early detection of pre-disease states. See more:


  1. PhD in a relevant discipline (or equivalent degree conferred overseas)
  2. Outstanding research achievements in life science related to medicine or biology for position #1 or in life science involving molecular-level research focused on chemistry or physics for position #2.

Job description:

  1. Leading cutting-edge interdisciplinary research in glycoscience and related areas
  2. Conducting research in areas of life science focused on either medicine or biology for position #1 and focused on either chemistry or physics for position #2.
  3. Conducting research management to promote interdisciplinary research.

    A young researcher will be hired by iGCORE to support the formation of the research team.

Wages and Benefits:

  • Position #1: JPY 7,200,000–11,580,000 
  • Position #2: JPY 6,000,000–9,600,000

Salaries are determined based on payroll regulations. Transportation expenses, employee health insurance, employee pension insurance, worker accident insurance, and employment insurance are also available.

Work location:

  • Position #1: Nagoya University (Higashiyama Campus), Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 464-8601, Japan
  • Position #2: Gifu University, 1-1 Yanagido, Gifu, Gifu 501-1193, Japan

Application period: From Feb 2nd  to Mar 29th, 2024

Application method: Email iGCORE Research Promotion Office at, and write the title "Application (Your name) (indicate either position #1 or #2)" in the subject line.

Application forms:

  1. Curriculum Vitae (CV) (with photos, telephone numbers, and email addresses) (see specified forms).
  2. Resume with a record of work experiences (see specified forms)
  3. Experience related to research support (if applicable, briefly describe the research you have performed or been a part of [free format])
  4. Records of academic achievement (free format) Original papers, review papers, books, external funds, patents, etc. specify whether the papers are peer-reviewed.)
  5. Description of your expectations and goals for working as a member of the Institute (free format, approximately 1000 words)
  6. Contact details of the two references: Names, affiliations, and contact information (telephone numbers and email addresses).
  7. Written oath (see specified forms)
  8. Declaration of applicable specific categories: Flowchart for Determining Applicable Categories (see specified forms)
  9. Confirmation Letter Regarding the Applicability of the Specific Categories for Compliance with Articles 25(1) and (2) of the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act (refer to attachment).
  10. Cover letter

Specified forms:

(1)CV.doc, (2)Resume of Work Experiences.doc,(7)Written oath.doc,(8)Declaration of applicable specific categories.docx, (9)Confirmation Letter regarding the Applicability of the Specific.docx


The results of document selection are sent to successful applicants by mail or email.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their research and undergo formal interviews in April or May 2024. All travel/accommodation and other incidental expenses incurred for the interview will be covered by the applicant.

Contact and e-mail submission:

iGCORE Research Promotion Office:


Both Nagoya University and Gifu University promote gender equality and employment of foreign teaching staff. All qualified applicants with excellent academic records and skills, regardless of gender and nationality are encouraged to apply. We look forward to receiving your application. In November 2021, in accordance with the clarification of the scope of control for “deemed exports” under the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act (“FEFTA”), some provision of sensitive technology to faculty members and students by universities and research institutions has become subject to control under the FEFTA. Consistently with this change, when applying for faculty positions or to study at the University, faculty, staff, and students will be required to submit a “Declaration of applicable specific categories” based on the “Flowchart for determining applicable specific categories.” Faculty, staff, and some students will also be required to submit a “Letter of confirmation” at the time of their recruitment or admission.










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