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Research Scientist position in Systems Function & Morphology Lab, University of Toyama

[Description of the institution (year of establishment, capital amount, number of employees, etc.), details of the business, recruitment background information, project description, etc.]
In our laboratory, Systems Function and Morphology, School of Medicine, University of Toyama, we study the system which extract the important information from the environment with some distortions and process adaptively - the sensory system with a support by JST FOREST. We especially focus on mechanisms how auditory system processes meaningful sounds like communication sounds using multidiscipline approach combining molecular, anatomical, physiological, and behavioral techniques. Details will be found in our website.
[Job description (work / duties after recruitment, subject responsible for, etc.)]
We will combine following experiments as the occasion demands with collaborators.
  • Histology, e.g. immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization.
  • Neuroanatomical tracing using viral vectors.
  • Optogenetics and DREADD.
  • Functional imaging (in vitro/ in vivo), e.g. flavin imaging, calcium imaging, voltage imaging.
  • Electrophysiology (in vitro/ in vivo), e.g. unit recording, whole-cell recording.
  • In vivo recording using multichannel electrode and its analysis.
  • Single cell RNA-seq and its analysis.
  • Auditory behavioral experiments.
We will consider the research themes and experiments according to the researcher’s experience and talent.
It is noted that a young researcher hired by a JST FOREST project can use some of working effort for his/her own research project while working for the main theme of the JST FOREST project if the research institute allows.
[Public qualifications needed in specific field(s), conditions (education, degree, etc.), experience (how many years) and expertise required for specific field(s)]
  • Having Ph.D. degree or will obtain Ph.D. until end of March, 2022.
  • Being motivated for hearing research.
  • Being an expert for more than one of the techniques listed above.
  • Programming skill is not a demand, but welcomed.
  • Being motivated for developing new techniques.
  • Being cooperative with collaborators.
[Treatment after recruitment (job title, salary, working hours, employment type, employment period / trial period)]
  • A one-year employment contract, renewable based on evaluation, to a maximum of the end of the fiscal year (March 31) in which the employee completes 5 years of employment.
  • Part-time (38h 45min per week).
  • The labor conditions are in accordance with regulations of University of Toyama.
[Address of work location and other information]
Sugitani Campus, 2630 Sugitani, Toyama City, Toyama, 930-0194.
[Available positions (job title, number of positions, etc.)]
Research Scientist: 1 position.
[Starting date, employment date, etc.]
April 1, 2022
[Application period]
Application must arrive by Feb, 4, 2022.
Close if the position is filled.
[Application documents, application (submission) method (Mail, attachment to e-mail, details on using the web application, etc.), destination (address, e-mail address, web application URL, etc.)]
  1. CV including full list of publications.
  2. Summary of research experience to date, reasons for applying for the post, etc.
  3. Contact email(s) for reference (ideally including current supervisor)
Combine the document above into a single PDF file and send to itot@med.u-toyama.ac.jp, with a title “Application for a research scientist position, YOUR NAME”.
[Selection details (interview / selection location, selection method, notification of result, etc.)]
Application screening, interview and oral presentation by selected applicants.
[Result notification method, whether application documents can be returned or not, etc.]
The result will be notified by e-mail.
Note: Application documents will not be returned. Submitted documents are strictly protected and will be used only for the purpose of applicant screening. Personal information will not be disclosed, transferred or loaned to a third party under any circumstances without just cause.
[Contact information (department, official position, name, institution e-mail address and phone number of the responsible person)]
Tetsufumi Ito, Ph.D.
Professor of Systems Function and Morphology Lab, University of Toyama.
e-mail: itot@med.u-toyama.ac.jp
tel: 076-434-7210