IRCMS International Research Center for Medical Sciences


Professor, Associate Prof. or Assistant Prof. Positions

The International Research Center for Medical Sciences (IRCMS) at Kumamoto University in Japan ( is seeking qualified applicants for independent faculty positions at the rank of Full Professor, Associate Professor or Assistant Professor. Our center's research focus is Stem Cell Biology, Cancer Biology and Aging. The positions are available from April 1st, 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter. Appointments are for a renewable 5-year term upon evaluation and approval by the center director.

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. or M.D. in biomedical sciences and to develop active, independently-funded research programs as Principal Investigators. Ideal candidates should have research experience and a publication record in the fields of single-cell analysis, stem cell biology, inflammation or cancer genomics, and have the capability to develop new analytic tools for further advanced studies in these fields. Candidates are also expected to be able to communicate in English at a native level. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for research seminar and interview.


Terms and conditions are set in accordance with the rules and regulations of Kumamoto University.


Application documents and deadline
Interested applicants are encouraged to assemble and submit their application packet composed of: (1) curriculum vitae with email address, photo and contact information (appendix 1); (2) a list of peer-reviewed publications and other achievements (appendix 2); (3) a summary of research accomplishment (appendix 3); (4) a summary of current and future research (appendix 4); (5) a list of 3-5 people whom we can contact for reference letters (appendix 5).

Please download the necessary documents from here. 

The packet should be sent no later than January 7th, 2019 to the following address or e-mail address: recruit_ircms [at]


Director Toshio Suda M.D., Ph.D.
International Research Center for Medical Sciences (IRCMS)
Kumamoto University
c/o Mr. Naoto Hamada.
2-2-1 Honjo, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto City 860-0811 Japan


For further inquiries, please contact Mr. Naoto Hamada, e-mail: recruit_ircms Please allow sufficient time to respond to your inquiries.