Professorship, Institute for Molecular and Cellular Regulation, Gunma University, Japan
The Institute for Molecular and Cellular Regulation (IMCR), Gunma University, Japan, is seeking a researcher in the field of endocrinology and metabolism as a full professor for a term of five academic years.
IMCR is the only center of basic research in the fields of endocrinology and metabolism in Japan, and is approved by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). In response to social demand, IMCR aims to perform high-quality basic medical research on lifestyle-associated diseases, including metabolic syndrome. IMCR is also involved in many collaborative research projects undertaken upon request from the scientific community. IMCR is seeking one researcher to be employed as a full professor, who has outstanding achievements in basic medical research, in the fields of endocrinology, metabolism, and associated areas.
In particular, we are looking for a scientist who can use cutting-edge technologies to perform research on metabolic regulation, including that via multi-organ interactions (secretion / activation mechanisms of metabolic regulators, metabolic control of an individual organism by feeding and its intestinal microbiota, metabolic control by the nervous system and immune system, etc.), as Professor of the Laboratory of Metabolic Genetics. We also encourage applications from scientists performing research on the onset mechanism of various lifestyle-associated diseases, including obesity, diabetes, and aging, using genome/epigenomics and tissue regeneration technologies. The candidate may rename his/her laboratory after taking up the appointment.
(Please see https://www.imcr.gunma-u.ac.jp/?lan=en for more information.)
1. Position Offered One Professorship
The appointee will be affiliated with IMCR, Gunma University, Japan.
• Applicants are required to hold a PhD and/or MD degree.
• Applicants should have an outstanding record of achievements in research in the field of endocrinology or metabolism.
• Applicants should be thoroughly proficient in Japanese.
4. Term of Employment
The successful applicant will be employed for five years. The performance of the appointee will be assessed at the end of his/her term by the IMCR Promotion Committee. An appointee who successfully fulfills the evaluation process will then be appointed as a tenured professor of Gunma University.
5. Beginning of Employment April 1, 2021
6. Fields of Research
Gunma University seeks applications for one professorship in the following fields of research:
Basic medical sciences, including endocrinology, metabolism, and associated areas. In particular, research on the metabolic regulation mechanism including that via multi-organ interactions (secretion / activation mechanisms of metabolic regulators, metabolic control of an individual organism by feeding and its intestinal microbiota, metabolic control by the nervous system and immune system, etc.).
(1) Perform basic medical research in the fields described in category 6 above.
(2) Contribute to domestic and international collaborative research.
(3) Publish research findings and present findings at domestic and international conferences.
(4) Apply for and obtain research grants from external sources.
(5) Participate in educational activities carried out at the undergraduate and graduate schools of Gunma University.
(6) Perform other miscellaneous tasks as required by the University.
(1) The appointee will be posted at Gunma University Showa Campus.
(2) The appointee is subject to the employment regulations of Gunma University.
(3) University regulations apply to inventions and discoveries made while employed in the position offered. Intellectual property rights belong to the University.
The appointee’s salary (annual salary system) will be determined in accordance with the salary regulations of Gunma University.
10. Documents to be submitted in support of the application
(1) Curriculum vitae (Form 1*)
(2) List of publications (Form 2*, Excel file)
(3) List of scientific research grants received during the past 10 years (Form 3*)
(4) Copies of up to 5 publications
(5) A statement of purpose of approximately 1,500 words regarding the objectives of the applicant’s research
(6) Two letters of recommendation (one of which should be written by a member from outside of the applicant’s present affiliation)
(7) Letter of commitment (Form 4*)
(8) Storage medium (CD, DVD, or USB clip drive), containing Word or Excel files of (1)–(5) and (7)
Application documents must reach Gunma University by November27, 2020.
12. Selection of Candidates
(1) Candidates will be selected through careful examination of the application documents.
(2) Candidates will be called in for an interview and asked to give a presentation. Candidates who pass the first screening will be contacted at a later date.
(3) Candidates will be informed of the final decision by post in late February 2021.
(4) The IMCR promotes gender equality, and encourages female researchers to apply. The institute also aims to provide opportunities to younger researchers, and encourage qualified younger researchers to apply. The institute also welcomes foreign researchers who can contribute to the globalization of IMCR.
13. Submission of Application Materials
Post all application materials to the address below. On the envelope, please indicate “Professor Application Documents”.
Chairman of the Professor Selection Committee
Institute for Molecular and Cellular Regulation
3-39-15 Showa-machi, Maebashi, Gunma 371-8512, Japan
14. Further Information
For further information regarding the IMCR program, please contact the following:
Mr. Koji Sekine
General Affairs Division
Institute for Molecular and Cellular Regulation, Gunma University