Fixed-Term Research Scientist, The Immunology Laboratory Of The Department Of Molecular Biosciences

Universities and Institutes of Japan
June 30, 2024
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15 Feb 2024

Job Information


Radiation Effects Research Foundation


Personnel Section, Secretariat

Research Field

Ethics in health sciences


Medical sciences

Environmental science



Agricultural sciences

Pharmacological sciences


Biological sciences



Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)

Established Researcher (R3)



Application Deadline

30 Jun 2024 - 23:59 (UTC)

Type of Contract


Job Status

Not Applicable

Hours Per Week

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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 The Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF), supported by the U.S. and Japanese governments, conducts research and studies for peaceful purposes on the medical effects of radiation and associated diseases in humans and contributes to the maintenance of the health and welfare of atomic bomb survivors and to the enhancement of the health and welfare of all humankind. The Department of Molecular Biosciences (MBS) studies radiation-related diseases (cancer and non-cancer) and genetic effects of radiation exposure using biosamples donated by atomic bomb survivors. In particular, the Immunology Laboratory studies the effects of radiation exposure on the hematoimmune system and the underlying mechanisms of associated disease development. We are recruiting a junior or mid-career researcher (equivalent to an assistant professor or associate professor) to lead cellular-molecular studies and animal model studies of the underlying biological mechanisms of hematopoietic and inflammatory diseases that develop after radiation exposure, including clonal hematopoiesis.

details of the business With cooperation from Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb survivors, RERF continues its study of the health effects of A-bomb radiation for peaceful purposes The principal focus of RERF's research program is to study radiation effects in the survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Several fixed cohorts and sub-cohorts have been established to provide epidemiological and clinical data on the health status and mortality of the survivors and their children. Laboratory-based research in the fields of radiobiology, immunology, genetics, and molecular epidemiology is conducted to interpret numerous findings and contribute to understanding of disease-induction mechanisms.

Objective The objective of the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF) is to conduct research and studies, for peaceful purposes, on the medical effects of radiation on humans and on diseases which may be affected by radiation, with a view to contributing to the health and welfare of atomic bomb survivors and to the enhancement of the health of all humankind (Article 3, Articles of Incorporation).

Work content and job description You will study the medical and biological effects of radiation at the cellular-molecular level in collaboration with the RERF researchers specialized in medicine, epidemiology, or statistics, as well as experts from Japanese and international research institutions. Special emphasis will be placed on molecular epidemiological and animal model studies of clonal hematopoiesis, which is hypothesized to be involved in the development of diseases such as hematopoietic malignancies and arterial sclerotic cardiovascular disease in atomic bomb survivors. This will include the study of clonal hematopoiesis, associated disorders in the hematoimmune system, and radiobiological mechanisms of disease development. Specifically, you will analyze blood samples from atomic bomb survivors and irradiated mice at the cellular-molecular level using flow cytometry and next-generation DNA sequencing technology, etc., to study the mechanisms of developing clonal hematopoiesis attributable to radiation exposure and the association with hematopoietic tumors and cardiovascular disease in atomic bomb survivors. In addition, you can submit new research proposals matching your expertise and interests that are consistent with RERF's research policy.

Assigned department Existing departments

Work location Address 732-0815 Hiroshima 5-2 Hijiyama Park, Minami-Ku

Number of hired Number of hired:1 person(s) Hiring date:2024-07-01 00:00:00 Starting date:2024-07-01 00:00:00 Job content supplemental explanation:Starting date The target date is July 1, 2024, but will be as soon as possible after a hiring decision is made.

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Compensation Annual salary:8 million yen Working hours:08:30-17:00 Break time:12:15-13:00 Holidays :Two days off per week Overtime and other explanations: Employment type:Others Employment type description:Full-time, Fixed-term Research Scientist Contract period:Nontenured Contract period description:Full-time, fixed-term employment for a maximum of five years. Conversion to a permanent research scientist is possible upon evaluation in the final year. Probationary period:Probationary period absent

Various systems Bonus:To be paid in accordance with the regulations Transportation expenses:To be paid in accordance with the regulations.

Insurance Employees' Health Insurance:To be covered in accordance with the laws. Employees' Pension Insurance:To be covered in accordance with the laws. Worker's accident insurance:To be covered in accordance with the laws. Employment insurance:To be covered in accordance with the laws.

Measures for preventing passive smoking at the workplace

Supplementary explanation of compensation Working conditions will be in accordance with the RERF regulations for research scientists. Salary will be paid in accordance with the pay scale for fixed-term research scientists and is commensurate with ability and performance. Other benefits include social insurance, labor insurance, seasonal allowances, and a commuting allowance.

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