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Professor or Associate Professor position

August 1 2023

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 or Associate Professor. Our center's research focus is Development, Stem Cell, Aging and Cancer. The positions are available from February 1st, 2024, or as soon as possible. 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 Development, Stem cell, Aging, or Cancer, and have the capability to develop new analytic tools for further advanced studies in these fields. It is essential for candidates to be able to communicate fluently in English. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for research seminar and interview. Kumamoto University promotes gender equality, diversity, and inclusion, and strongly encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities. As a measure to improve the enrollment of female faculty, female applicants will receive priority consideration for this position.

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

Application documents and deadline
Interested applicants must 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).

Application form can be download from here.

The packet should be sent no later than October 31st, 2023 to the following address or e-mail address: recruit_ircms@jimu.kumamoto-u.ac.jp

Director TAKIZAWA Hitoshi, Ph.D.
International Research Center for Medical Sciences (IRCMS), Kumamoto University
c/o Mr. YOSHIOKA Yuki
2-2-1 Honjo, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto City 860-0811 Japan


For further inquiries, please contact Mr. YOSHIOKA Yuki, e-mail: recruit_ircms @jimu.kumamoto-u.ac.jp.
Please allow sufficient time to respond to your inquiries.