Seeking Team Leaders

RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research

Hyogo, Japan

Call for new Team Leaders

- 3 independent PI positions
- Work location: RIKEN BDR Kobe Campus (Kobe, Japan)
- Generous startup + funding

The RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR) aims to understand the general principles of organismal temporal dynamics throughout the lifespan from birth to death, including aging. Our interdisciplinary approaches include imaging, multi-omics, theory, molecular biology, stem cell biology, organoids, and diverse animal models.

We are now seeking to recruit Team Leaders who aim to explore new fields of life cycle science. How organisms including humans control the transitions of life stages, and how they achieve long-term control across distinct life stages, are our keen interests. Topics include metabolic, epigenetic, and morphogenetic transitions in the life cycle, multi-organ interactions, stem cell-based tissue maintenance, transgenerational interactions (e.g. mother-to-fetal communication), aging, and any other topics that will potentially lead to conceptual advances in life cycle science. We encourage proposals using unprecedented interdisciplinary approaches, such as combinations of reconstructing organs, comparing diverse animal models and primates including human subjects, linking events at multiple scales from molecules and cells to tissues and organs, and taking advantage of any other cutting-edge technologies.

BDR provides early-career Team Leaders with an excellent environment for their independent research, including internationally competitive start-up packages and annual research funds as well as mentoring by experienced senior PIs. Team Leaders will have access to cutting-edge facilities including various animal models, mouse genome engineering, multi-scale imaging and omics, and to opportunities for active collaborations with medical institutions, industry, and affiliated graduate schools. For more information please visit the BDR website (https://www.bdr.riken.jp/en/index.html).

We are committed to promoting gender and international diversity in our Center and strongly encourage applications from female and non-Japanese scientists. The recruitment will remain open until three scientists, including one or more female scientists, are appointed. The working language for all discussions open to BDR members is English.

For more information and required application documents, please visit the application website:

We will start reviewing applications received by June 30, 2020.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.