Job Type Associate Professor, Full-time (Tenure-track)
Affiliation Department of Biotechnology and Life Science, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Research Fields Bioengineering in a broad sense, including bioinformatics/computational biology
Location Koganei Campus, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, 2-24-16 Naka-cho, Koganei-shi, Tokyo 184-8588, Japan
Contract period Starting Between December 1, 2022, and March 31, 2023 (the end of the Japanese fiscal year), and decided on a joint agreement. Five years in total.

Successful applicant will have the following qualifications.

  1. The applicant holds a doctoral degree or a Ph.D.
  2. The applicant has completed over five years of higher education (Bachelor/Master/Ph.D.) abroad, and/or over five years of research experience (as a postdoc or researcher) at a university or research institute(s) in a foreign country (meaning outside of Japan). Joint appointments, leave from a Japanese position, on-duty period, and similar dual appointment periods are not to be counted.
  3. The applicant will be within ten years after obtaining her/his doctoral degree (Ph.D.) at the time of appointment.
  4. Ability to conduct international joint research and to publish internationally co-authored papers.
  5. Enthusiasm and ability to obtain extramural research funds, including funds from non-Japanese countries for international collaboration.
  6. Japanese proficiency is not required at the time of appointment.
Selection policy TUAT's selection process emphasizes the following criteria:
  • The candidate has produced internationally recognized research and has outstanding achievements in the field of biotechnology.
  • The candidate will contribute to the education in our department both at the undergraduate and the graduate level. Educational duties will include classes in the international section.
  • The candidate's research shall have a strong societal impact.
  • The candidate is expected to contribute to international joint research and actively produce internationally co-authored high-impact papers.
TUAT is committed to promoting diversity, and the search committee is actively seeking applications from young non-Japanese scientists.
Application deadline July 31, 2022 (Deadline for receipt)
Contact Prof.Kazunori Ikebukuro