[Arabidopsis] job posting- Faculty position at Iwate University , Japan

Abidur Rahman via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by abidur from iwate-u.ac.jp)
Tue Apr 14 00:01:41 EST 2009

Dear Moderator,
I would appreciate if you please post the following job advertisement.

Best regards,


Faculty Position in Cryobiofrontier Research Center, Faculty of Agriculture, Iwate University, Japan

The Cryobiofrontier Research Center (CRC) at Iwate University, Morioka, Japan invites applications for Professor Position in the field of cold adaptation biology. CRC is an affiliated research center of Faculty of Agriculture, Iwate University and founded on 2008. The center is currently hosting seven faculty members, whose research are mainly focused to explore "various unique biological phenomena occurring under cold environment." 


Title of position: Professor



Starting date: October 1, 2009 (negotiable).




The candidate should have a Ph. D. and postdoctoral experience in biological science with a proven track record in research, teaching (bachelor, master, and doctoral courses) and management. The position also requires English fluency. The successful applicant is expected to 1) develop an extramurally funded, internationally recognized research program on molecular/physiological/biochemical /cellular or eco-physiological mechanisms of adaptation and responses to cold environment. Possible research areas include, but are not limited to, temperature sensing, signal transduction, regulation mechanism of gene expression, genetics of cold response and application in breeding. Other original themes and approaches, which may enhance the CRC's research strength and target, would also be welcomed. 2) The appointee is expected to teach a biology-related laboratory course and/or a biology-related lecture class at both undergraduate and graduate levels and 3) mentor both undergraduate and graduate students.



Application instructions: 

The closing date for application is by May 31, 2009. 

The application must include:

1.    Curriculum vitae (including applicant's e-mail address).

2.    List of publications, research grants awarded and patents obtained by the applicant.

3.    Reprints (or photocopies) of five key papers if available.

4.    Names and contact information including e-mail addresses of three references. 

5.    Statement for previous research accomplishment and future research (approximately 1,500 words each). 

6.    A brief and concise teaching statement.

7.    A cover letter explaining applicant's competence for this position.



Annual salary will be commensurate with individual's experience and in accordance with the provisions of Iwate University. Compensation package (health/dental insurances and others) based on the university regulations will be available. 



Additional information:

1.    To be reviewed for this position, the applicant must have at least 20 refereed publications (original papers, reviews, and books). 

2.    Detail information on research field/interest of each faculty member of CRC as well as additional information on CRC and/or Iwate University is available upon request. Any queries should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Kikukatsu Ito. 

3.    Decision of the Selection Committee will be notified to all applicants immediately after the first screening. Application documents are non-returnable. 

4.    Only the short listed candidates will be invited for interview.





Please send application or inquiry to:

Kikukatsu Ito, Ph.D. 

Chair, Selection Committee

Cryobiofrontier Research Center, Faculty of Agriculture, Iwate University 

Morioka, Iwate 020-8550, Japan 

Phone and Fax, +81-19-621-6143; E-mail, kikuito from iwate-u.ac.jp

Abidur Rahman, Ph.D
Assistant Professor
Cryobiofrontier Research Center
Faculty of Agriculture
Iwate University
Ueda 3-18-8, Morioka 020-8550
Tel: +81-(0)19-621-6144
email: abidur from iwate-u.ac.jp



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