- Vol.25 June - December (4) The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University Professor in Biology
Vol.25 June - December (4) The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University Professor in Biology
The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University (http://www.oist.jp) invites applications for at least one appointment, including a tenured professor in Biology.
We seek dynamic scientists with visionary leadership and an outstanding record of scholarly achievement in biology including cell biology, mammalian developmental biology or stem cell biology.
Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent degree, with an established international reputation for excellence and innovation in research. Successful candidates will be expected to lead an internationally-recognized research program, to contribute to the teaching and supervision of graduate students, and to participate in the academic life and governance of OIST. Generous institutional support will be provided, including startup costs, researcher salaries, operating costs and space in striking new laboratory buildings.
OIST has 52 faculty members and over 380 researchers, with opportunities for collaboration in a wide range of fields including life sciences such as cell biology, neurobiology, developmental biology, evolutionary biology, genomics, structural biology, immunology, plant epigenetics and systems biology; physical sciences such as interface science, nanotechnology, novel 2D materials and heterostructures, organic and inorganic functional materials, photocatalytic and energy materials, quantum optics, quantum materials, and surface science; and chemistry including bioengineering chemistry, organic synthetic chemistry, nucleic acid chemistry, and coordination chemistry.
OIST emphasizes interdisciplinary research based on strong core research areas. There are no departments, and the laboratory design is open. Research resources and equipment are managed to encourage easy access and collaborative research.
OIST is an English-language graduate university, offering a world-class research environment in an area of distinctive culture, unique ecology, and outstanding natural beauty. The research community is highly international, with faculty, staff and students drawn from over 40 different countries. Attractive housing, after-school programs, and child care in a specially designed Child Development Center, are all available on campus.
OIST Graduate University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer, and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. The University strongly encourages women and minority candidates to apply.
More details regarding the advantages of working at OIST, and instructions on how to apply are available from https://groups.oist.jp/facultypositions. For more information about this position, please contact the search committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for application is 30th November 2014. Interviews will be held on the OIST campus in January and February 2015.