Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow

Working Location:
1919-1 Tancha, Onna-son, Okinawa, Japan

This postdoctoral scholar will work on the project “Associative learning and long-term memory in C. elegans” and will try to elucidate molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the processes.

Ph.D. with strong interests in science and technology.
(The appointee has been awarded a PhD or equivalent doctorate within the past 5 years)
Prior experience with C. elegans is not necessary but would be a plus.

Full time, fixed term appointment for 2 years contract initially with 3-month probationary period. This contract may be renewed.

In accordance with the OIST Employee Compensation Regulation

Annual paid leave, summer holidays, Private School Mutual Aid, commuting allowances and relocation allowances.

Submission Documents:
1. Curriculum vitae with e-mail address
2. Publication list
3. Copies of key papers
4. Names and contact information for 2 references (your present or past supervisors)
5. Brief description of your past work and your research interest and also a short explanation of application’s reasons for applying (less than one page)

Starting Date:

Application Due Date:
Applications deadline will continue until the position is filled.

Application Address:
Please submit all required application materials by email to:
(Please replace # with @ before using this email address) Attn: Hitomi Ohtaki (Secretary)

* OIST is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women.
*Information provided by applicants or references will be kept confidential. Documents will not be returned and prospective candidates will be notified for further information
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