2021.11.04

Seeking Team Leaders RIKEN BDR

Seeking Team Leaders
RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research

【Open positions】
Team Leader: A few position

【Qualifications】
A holder of Ph.D. or equivalent degree.

【Work location】
RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (Kobe Campus-East-West)
2-2-3 Minatojima-minamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, 650-0047, Japan

【Research field】
The RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR) aims to understand the general principles of organismal temporal dynamics throughout the lifespan from birth to death, including aging. Our interdisciplinary approaches include imaging, multi-omics, theory, molecular biology, stem cell biology, organoids, and diverse animal models.

We are now seeking to recruit Team Leaders who conduct challenging and innovative research to pioneer new fields of life cycle science. How organisms including humans control the transitions of life stages, and how they achieve long-term control across distinct life stages, are our keen interests. Topics include metabolic, epigenetic, and morphogenetic transitions in the life cycle, multi-organ interactions, stem cell-based tissue maintenance, transgenerational interactions (e.g. mother-to-fetal communication), aging, and any other topics that will potentially lead to conceptual advances in life cycle science. We encourage proposals using unprecedented interdisciplinary approaches, such as combinations of reconstructing organs, comparing diverse animal models and primates including human subjects, linking events at multiple scales from molecules and cells to tissues and organs, and taking advantage of any other cutting-edge technologies.

BDR provides early-career Team Leaders with an excellent environment for their independent research, including internationally competitive start-up packages and annual research funds as well as mentoring by experienced senior PIs. The Team Leader will have access to cutting-edge facilities including for various animal models, mouse genome engineering, multi-scale imaging and omics, and structural biology, and have opportunities for active collaborations with medical institutions, industry, and affiliated graduate schools. For more information, please visit the BDR website(https://www.bdr.riken.jp/en/index.html).

We welcome applications from candidates of any gender or nationality, and encourage applications from those who will broaden RIKEN's diversity. The working language for all discussions open to BDR members is English.

【Deadline】
Applications must arrive no later than noon, February 28, 2022 (Japan Standard Time)

【Start of employment】
Negotiable (After October 1, 2022)

【Details】
For more information and required application documents, please visit the application website:
https://www.riken.jp/en/careers/researchers/20211101_1/index.html