Universities and Institutes of Japan

Universities and Institutes of Japan

Assistant Professor (Graduate School Of Life Sciences, Tohoku University)


Closing in 17 days

28 Mar 2024

Job Information


Tohoku University


Graduate School of Life Sciences

Research Field


Medical sciences

Environmental science


Pharmacological sciences

Ethics in health sciences


Agricultural sciences


Biological sciences

Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)

Established Researcher (R3)



Application Deadline

10 May 2024 - 23:59 (UTC)

Type of Contract


Job Status

Not Applicable

Hours Per Week

See description

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme

Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Background of the recruitment and description of the project Background of the recruitment and description of the project In the Watershed Ecology Lab, we aim to proceed field-based research to unveil ecological dynamics in watershed scale, ranging from lands, rivers, to estuaries. We seek applicants who can contribute to developing an interdisciplinary research group for the watershed ecology together with other members of the group including associate professor Hiromi Uno and assistant professor Wataru Makino. The research object can be either aquatic or terrestrial, and either animals or plants. Potential research topics include but not limited to river and riparian ecology, estuarine ecology, wetland use by animals or birds, nutrient- ecosystem dynamics, movement of animals with genetic, isotopic or telemetry techniques. Candidates would conduct independent internationally recognized research as well as interdisciplinary research together with other members of the lab as well as various researchers in the department. Ability to safely carry out fieldwork together with other researchers and students are desired. In addition to research, the candidate would teach one or two undergraduate field courses and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.

Work content and job description Advanced research related to watershed ecology. You may also be involved in education and administration at Tohoku University's Faculty of Science and Graduate School of Life Sciences.

Assigned department Newly established departments Date of new establishment:April 1, 2024

Work location Address 980-0845 Miyagi Sendai-shi Aoba-ku Aramakiazaaoba6-3 Watershed Ecology Lab, Aobayama Campus, Graduate School of Life Sciences at Tohoku University

Number of hired Number of hired:1 person(s) Hiring date:2024-08-01 00:00:00 Job content supplemental explanation:August 1, 2024 or at earliest convenience

Requirements Additional Information


Compensation Annual salary:3 million yen Wages description:Calculated based on the number of years of experience of the individual. Annual salary system. (As stipulated in the University's employment regulations) Working hours:08:30-17:15 Holidays :Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, year-end and New Year holidays (December 29-January 3) Overtime and other explanations:Discretionary Labor System for Professional Work The basic working hours are 7 hours and 45 minutes per day (from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.), and are left to the discretion of each employee. Employment type:Regular employee Contract period:Nontenured Contract period description:Until March 2029. (Possibility of reappointment. Maximum 8 years in total) Probationary period:Probationary period absent

Various systems Pay increase system:available Bonus:available Retirement allowances:available Transportation expenses:available Retirement age:available

Insurance Employees' Health Insurance:available Worker's accident insurance:available Employment insurance:available

Measures for preventing passive smoking at the workplace Tohoku University has declared that smoking is prohibited on all campuses to prevent health hazards to faculty, staff, students, and others on and off campus caused by passive smoking, given that these are highly public places where many people, including underage students, gather.

Supplementary explanation of compensation

Additional comments

•Tohoku University promotes activities to increase Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and encourages people of varied talents from all backgrounds to apply for positions at the university. Tohoku University's website about the DEI Declaration is here: https: // dei.tohoku.ac.jp/vision/about/ •Pursuant to Article 8 of the Act on Securing, Etc. of Equal Opportunity and Treatment between Men and Women in Employment, Tohoku University shall, as a measure for increasing the presence of women among the academic staff, prioritize the hiring of women deemed qualified for each job opening, based on impartial evaluation. •Tohoku University has published ‘Tohoku University-Live as Who You Are- Guidelines for Gender and Sexual Diversity' to provide explanations and details of how those at the university should respond with respect to diverse sexuality. The purpose of the guidelines is to create an environment in which all students, faculty, and staff respect diverse sexuality in their academic, research, and professional activities. Please see the Tohoku University Center for Gender Equality Promotion website: https: // dei.tohoku.ac.jp/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/ENGuideLine.pdf •Tohoku University has the largest on-campus childcare system of all Japanese national universities. This network comprises three nurseries: Kawauchi Keyaki Nursery school (capacity: 22) and Aobayama Midori Nursery school (116), both open to all university employees, as well as Hoshinoko Nursery school (120), which is open to employees working at Tohoku University Hospital. In addition, Tohoku University Hospital runs a childcare room for mildly ill and convalescent children which is available to all university employees •See the following website for information on these and other programs that Tohoku University runs to assist work-life balance, to support researchers, and to advance gender equality, including measures to promote childcare leave among male employees.

Center for Diversity,Equity,and Inclusion,Tohoku University Website: https: // dei.tohoku.ac.jp/vision/consulting/forfamily/ Human Resources and Planning Department website: https: // c.bureau.tohoku.ac.jp/jinji-top/external/a-4-kosodate/

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Job details


Assistant Professor (Graduate School Of Life Sciences, Tohoku University)


Universities and Institutes of Japan




March 28, 2024

Application deadline

May 10, 2024

Job type

Associate Professor/Professor


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