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Career:Professor or Associate Professor Position

April 15 2015

The newly established International Research Center for Medical Sciences (IRCMS) at Kumamoto University in Japan is seeking qualified applicants for independent faculty positions at the rank of Research Professor or Research Associate Professor. The positions are available beginning August 1, 2015, or as soon as possible thereafter. Appointments at this rank are for 5-year terms, renewable upon review and approval (maximum of 10 years).



Applicants are required to have at least a Ph.D. or M.D. in biomedical sciences. Successful applicants will be expected to develop active, independently-funded research programs as Principal Investigators. Candidates should have vigorous research programs within the fields of Human Retrovirology, Stem Cell Biology, Aging Research, and Cancer Biology by integrating advanced, state-of-the-art technologies such as imaging, single-cell omics and informatics. Candidates should also speak in English at a native speaker level of fluency. Top applicants may be invited for a seminar/interview as a component of the selection process.


Application documents and deadline

Interested applicants are encouraged to assemble and submit an application packet composed of: (1) curriculum vitae with email address, photo and contact information; (2) a list of accomplishments; (3) a statement of research accomplishments; (4) a statement of research interests.


The packet should be send no later than May 29, 2015 to the following address or e-mail address:



Director Toshio Suda M.D., Ph.D.

International Research Center for Medical Sciences (IRCMS)

Kumamoto University

c/o Ms. Midori Noguchi.

2-2-1 Honjo, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto 860-0811, Japan.



For further inquiries, please contact Ms. Midori Noguchi, e-mail: Please allow sufficient time to receive a response to your inquiries.


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