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
*In April 2018, the three graduate schools of NAIST will be merged to create the Graduate School of Science and Technology.

2. Number of Positions

One Assistant Professor

3. Starting Date

On or as close as possible to February 1, 2018

4. Employment term

Five Years (reappointment to be determined by performance review)

5. Field

Functional Genomics and Medicine
Molecular genetic research on self-nonself discrimination and the physiological functions of PD-1 based on molecular biology and immunology.

6. Qualifications

  1. Ph.D.
  2. Excellent academic achievements in the above fields
  3. A person who will enthusiastically promote the education and research, in cooperation with Associate Prof. Yasumasa Ishida

7. Employment conditions

  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 based screening.
  2. Second stage: Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview by faculty members, presentation, seminar etc.

12. Deadline for applications

All documents must arrive no later than Thursday, November 30, 2017 (Japanese Time)

13. Address for submission

All documents should be sent to the address below.
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 (Functional Genomics and Medicine)' 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 Yasumasa Ishida (, 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 inquiries

Please contact Associate Prof. Yasumasa Ishida, E-mail: