A Professor position, Institute for Protein Research (IPR), Osaka University

2023 July 03 JOBS

The Institute for Protein Research, Osaka University invites applications for a professor who will conduct outstanding, original research in all areas of biological sciences and demonstrate leadership in Japan and abroad. In addition to research, the successful candidate will be responsible for graduate school education and Joint Usage/Institute operations.


Number of Positions:2 (Two)

Affiliation:Institute for Protein Research, Osaka University
Work Location:Suita Campus (3-2 Yamadaoka, Suita-City, Osaka, Japan)

Specialized Field:Bioscience in general
・Presided over a laboratory and promoted research
・Educational activities for graduate school students
・Services of the Joint-Usage/Research Center
・Administrative tasks at Institute for Protein Research and Osaka University.

Applicants must have:
(1) A doctoral degree or equivalent professional expertise and/or achievement in the above field/s
(2) Excellent research achievements in the related field/s
(3) Business level or above Japanese language proficiency

Starting Date:April 1, 2024 (or as soon as possible thereafter)

Term of Employment:No Fixed Term (Until the end of the fiscal year when the applicant turns 65 years of age)

Probationary Period:6 months

Employment Form:Based on “6. Regulations Pertaining to Working Hours, Holidays and Leave for National University Corporation Osaka University Limited Term Staff”
*The Discretionary Labor System, Special Work Type will be applied (deemed working hours: 8 hours a day)

Salary and Benefits:Based on “18.Salary Regulations for National University Corporation Osaka University Limited Term Staff Subject to New Annual Salary System”

Insurance:Medical insurance and employee’s pension insurance of the Federation of National Public Service Personnel Mutual Aid Associations, Employment Insurance and Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance

Application Documents
Applications must be written in English or Japanese and include the following:
1. A Curriculum Vitae
2. List of publications* (papers, reviews, and books); list of presentations (invited talks only). Mark the most important papers (up to 5) with circles.
3. List of external research grants.
4. Description on i) Past research and achievement; ii) Future plan of researches and their prospects; iii) How you would contribute to the education and Joint-Usage/Research activities at IPR.
5. A short description of the most important papers (up to 5), including the role of the applicant.
6. PDF reprints of the above most important papers.
7. Name, affiliation, and contact information (e-mail address and phone number) of two professional references who are willing to be contacted
*Authors, title, name of journal, volume, pages, and years should be included, with the applicant’s name underlined. Please mark first author, responsible author, equal contribution etc. as appropriate. In addition to published or accepted original papers, preprints can be listed.

•Personal information in the application documents will only be used for screening and hiring procedures, and will not be disclosed to any third party.

Sending Address and Contact Information:
All the application documents should be combined into one PDF file.
Please send it to the below e-mail address.
Please write “Application for Professor of IPR” in the subject line.

tanpakuken-syomu [at] (Please replace [at] with @.)

Contact Person: Professor Yoshie Harada
Tel: +81-6-6879-8627
E-mail: yharada [at] (Please replace [at] with @.)

Application Deadline:September 4, 2023 (Japan Standard Time)

Selection Process
Document screening will be followed by interviews.
*Travel and accommodation costs necessary for interviews are to be covered by the applicant. For applicants residing overseas, the applicant may request an online interview.
*Please note that unsuccessful applicants will not be contacted.

Additional Information
Concerning work conditions other than the above-mentioned, please refer to “3. Work Regulations for National University Corporation Osaka University Staff” and/or related regulations.

After appointment, up to two Associate Professors, Lecturers, or Assistant Professors (all term limited) may be hired to form a new research group (Subject to the availability of positions within the Institute).

Please note the above-mentioned work conditions are as of the day this employment offer is posted and are subject to change.
We also particularly encourage applications from female candidates.
Osaka University is committed to promoting gender equality and providing various supports for female academic staff members.

*Osaka University campuses and related facilities are smoke-free, except for designated areas.

Recruiter National University Corporation Osaka University

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