Faculty Position at Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, Tohoku University

1. Number of positions and job title: one position open for Associate Professor or Lecturer

2. Division: Division of Regenerative and Biomedical Engineering, Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, Tohoku University

3. Starting Date: April 1, 2023

4. Job description:
 The candidate should promote research to realize biomedical regeneration using engineering technologies from both aspects of form and function. He/she should develop research in interdisciplinary fields such as histology, molecular biology, pathology, stem cell engineering, fluid dynamics, etc. He/she should elucidate in vivo signaling and the pathology of various diseases using cutting-edge biotechnologies such as gene editing, iPS cells, and small RNA analysis and develop artificial organs and artificial blood vessels that restore function at the cell and tissue level, as well as new treatment methods based on these informations.

5. Required qualifications and conditions

  1. Possess a doctoral degree
  2. Excellent domestic and international research achievements
  3. Ability to contribute to education and research at the Graduate School
  4. Ability to contribute to industry-academia collaboration activities at the Graduate School

6. Subjects in charge:
 Basic biology, medical molecular biology, anatomy, pathogenesis and treatment of diseases and disorders, laboratory work for biotechnology, laboratory work for medical device innovation, etc.

7. Compensation:
 Annual salary system (According to the rules of Tohoku University)

8. Application materials

  1. Curriculum vitae (with photo attached)
  2. List of research achievements (Paper and conference presentations)
  3. 10 or less main research papers (Photo copies are acceptable, 2 copies each)
  4. List of educational achievements
  5. List of research grants and external funds (Within the past 10 years)
  6. Aspirations for research and education (Should be around 2,000 words each)
  7. Contact information of references (about 2 people):
    Name, name of institution, position title, telephone number and e-mail address.

9. Application deadline:
 Application documents must arrive by October 31, 2022 (JST)

10. Selection process

  1. After screening of documents, an interview may be conducted. Travel and other expenses for the interview will be borne by the applicant.
  2. Interviews may be conducted online.

11. Postal address
 6-6 Aramaki Aza Aoba, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8579, Japan
 General Affairs Section, Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, Tohoku University

12. Contact
 General Affairs Section, Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, Tohoku University
 6-6 Aramaki Aza Aoba. Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
 E-mail address: bme-syom*grp.tohoku.ac.jp (Replace * with @.)

13. Others

  1. Personal information obtained from your application will only be used for this project.
  2. Application documents will not be returned.
  3. For an overview of the Graduate School, please visit the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering HP (https://www.bme.tohoku.ac.jp/).
  4. Tohoku University promotes activities to increase Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and encourages people of varied talents from all backgrounds to apply for positions at the university.
    Tohoku University’s website about the DEI Declaration is here
  5. Pursuant to Article 8 of the Act on Securing, Etc. of Equal Opportunity and Treatment between Men and Women in Employment, Tohoku University shall, as a measure for increasing the presence of women among the academic staff, prioritize the hiring of women deemed qualified for each job opening, based on impartial evaluation.
  6. Tohoku University has the largest on-campus childcare system of all Japanese national universities. This network comprises three nurseries: Kawauchi Keyaki Nursery school (capacity: 22) and Aobayama Midori Nursery school (116), both open to all university employees, as well as Hoshinoko Nursery school (120), which is open to employees working on Seiryo Campus. In addition, Tohoku University Hospital runs a childcare room for mildly ill and convalescent children which is available to all university employees.
  7. See the following website for information on these and other programs that Tohoku University runs to assist work-life balance, to support researchers, and to advance gender equality, including measures to promote childcare leave among male employees.
    Tohoku University Center for Gender Equality Promotion website
    Human Resources and Planning Department website


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