Public Advertisement for Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Biological Sciences, Nara Institute of Science and Technology

1. Institution:

Graduate School of Biological Sciences, Nara Institute of Science and Technology

2. Number of Positions:

One Assistant Professor

3. Starting Date:

October 1, 2017

4. Terms of employment:

Five Years (reappointment to be determined by performance review)
(When a female researcher is employed, we offer several support options such as start-up expenses.)

5. Field:

Plant Metabolic Regulation
Research on plant metabolic regulation based on molecular biology, molecular genetics, cell biology, biochemistry, and omics science.

6. Qualifications:

  1. Ph.D.
  2. Excellent academic achievements in the above field
  3. A person who will enthusiastically promote the education and research of the Graduate School of Biological Sciences, in cooperation with Prof. Taku Demura

7. Terms of employment:

  1. Workdays: Monday through Friday
  2. Holidays: Saturday, Sunday, national holidays, the end/beginning of the year and the anniversary of the founding of NAIST (October 1)
  3. Working hours are left to the professor's discretion

8. Remuneration:

Annual Salary Scheme (determined in accordance with the salary regulations of NAIST)

9. Insurance:

Employees' health insurance, employees' pension, workers' accident insurance and employment insurance

10. Application Materials:

  1. NAIST format curriculum vitae (download from the site below)
  2. List of research and education achievements (NAIST format, download from the site below)

11. Selection procedure:

  1. First stage: Document screening
  2. Second stage: Interview by faculty members

12. All documents must arrive no later than

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 (Japan Time)

13. All documents should be sent to the following address:

Professor Takashi Hashimoto, Dean of the Graduate School of Biological Sciences,
Nara Institute of Science and Technology, 8916-5 Takayama, Ikoma, Nara 630-0192, Japan
Write 'Job Application (Plant Metabolic Regulation)' in red on the front of the envelope.
If you send by e-mail, all documents should be converted to a single PDF file. Please contact Taku Demura (, if you do not receive an e-mail acknowledging receipt of the files within two business days.
Please note that application materials will not be returned and will be solely used for the screening process. Rejected applicants' materials will be discarded to protect personal information.

14. For inquires please contact:

Prof. Taku Demura, E-mail:, TEL: +81-743-72-5460, FAX: +81-743-72-5469