Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA), Kyoto University

Junior Associate Professor (PI), the Faculty Consort of iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University

Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA), Kyoto University

Kyoto, Japan

Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University (CiRA) is seeking Junior Associate Professors (PIs) under the “CiRA Project for Discovering and Nurturing Future Independent Researchers” to identify young researchers with the potential to conduct world-class research and become academic leaders.

[Targeted fields] We call for research proposals, which are progressive and distant from conventional ideas, from a wide range of scientific fields. We especially seek applications from researchers who are aiming to pioneer a new life science.


The successful candidate will:

- receive research funds including start-up expenses (maximum 10 million yen per year).

- have an exclusive research assistant (a part-time researcher, technical staff, etc.).

- be employed for 5 years without reappointment; however, depending on the achievements during said period, there is a possibility of career advancement at CiRA.

- receive a faculty mentor for advising research activities and providing experimental equipment if needed.


A person who earned a Ph.D. in medicine, dentistry, pharmacology, science, or engineering within the last 7 years (approximately). Research experiments or achievements related to iPS cells are not required.


Starting date

By March 16, 2020 (negotiable)


Probational period

6 months


Close of application

5:00pm (JST) Friday, November 29, 2019


Documents to be submitted

Please submit the following documents:

1. Curriculum vitae

Please attach your headshot on the CV and write your email address and telephone number by which we can contact you in the daytime.

2. List of research achievements or professional achievements (publications, presentations, acquired research funds, patents, etc.)

3. Outlines of research progress and research results

4. Research plan

5. Essay in about 1000 words in any style

Please choose one topic from the below and freely express your opinion.

- Future of Life Sciences and Medicine

- Science and Ethics

- My career as a scientist in ten years

6. Recommendation (up to 2 referees) (optional)


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