Positions Available: iCeMS Kyoto Fellows (Independent Junior Principal Investigators)

March 8, 2012


As part of its ongoing effort to support young researchers and encourage them to quickly gain independence, Kyoto University's Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) has established several independent iCeMS Kyoto Fellow positions.

The iCeMS, founded in 2007, is one of six World Premier International (WPI) Research Centers supported by the Japanese science ministry. As suggested by its name, the institute's primary research objective is the integration of the cell and material sciences, with particular emphasis on the science and technology of stem cells and mesoscopic domains.

Each iCeMS Kyoto Fellow receives an annual budget covering the fellow's own salary, as well as funds for hiring postdocs and/or lab techs and purchasing research supplies. In addition, the institute's fully-equipped, state-of-the-art and centrally shared instrumentation laboratories are available. The fellows are independent Assistant Professors who receive priority support from the iCeMS leadership. While the fellows are expected to develop a strong and independent research program, they are also expected to collaborate with other iCeMS researchers.

The fellows are given ample opportunities to interact with other departments and institutes at Kyoto University and beyond, in order to further their career development. The official language at the iCeMS is English, and applicants are expected to be fluent (Japanese language skills are not required).

The application deadline is April 30, 2012. To apply, please send a brief CV to info@icems.kyoto-u.ac.jp. Including a description of the desired direction of your research would be highly appreciated.

The present five fellows are:

Carlton, Peter Meiosis, Chromosome Biology, Optical Microscopy Carlton, Peter
Kalay, Ziya Statistical Physics Kalay, Ziya
Kim, Franklin Synthetic Nano-/Meso-Chemistry, Self-Assembly Kim, Franklin
Murakami, Tatsuya Cell Engineering, Protein Engineering Murakami, Tatsuya
Yamamoto, Takuya Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics Yamamoto, Takuya