Specially Appinted Researcher (Full-Time) In Premium Research Institute For Human Metaverse Medicine (Prime), Osaka University(Mammalian Synthetic Biology Group In The Information And Mathematical Sciences)

Universities and Institutes of Japan
May 31, 2024
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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11 Apr 2024

Job Information


Osaka University

Research Field



Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)



Application Deadline

31 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 Premium Research Institute for Human Metaverse Medicine (PRIMe) has been selected as a research center in the 2022 World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI) sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in Japan. This research institute aims at creating a new scientific field, Human Metaverse Medicine, in which two academic fields, human organoid-based biomedical science and information mathematical science, are combined to understand and provide solutions for modern diseases related to aging. We are looking for one Specially Appointed Researcher (Full-Time) who can join a newly founded team led by Dr. Nozomu Yachie and Dr. Hideto Mori at PRIMe, Osaka University in Japan. https: // yachie-lab.org/research.html?lang=EN)

Work content and job description Combining synthetic biology, CRISPR genome editing, and computational approaches, the Yachie Synthetic Biology group is leading the field of DNA event recording. In this open recruitment, you will be engaged in the research project of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Strategic Creative Research Promotion Program (CREST) BioDX 'Automation of DNA sequence design and synthesis using conversational AI' (Representative: Hideto Mori). In this project, we will develop an AI tool with large language model that can automatically design appropriate plasmid vectors and genetic circuit sequences through interactive dialogues with researchers, and an automated DNA synthesis platform. We are seeking individuals with expertise in either the life sciences or information sciences who are enthusiastic about acquiring knowledge and skills from the alternate field. PRIMe provides an environment for discussion and collaboration with researchers in diverse fields, including organoid modeling and computational biology. Furthermore, through collaboration with the Yachie laboratory at the University of British Columbia and other established international collaborations, the successful candidate will have an opportunity to access a world-leading research network.

Assigned department Existing departments

Work location Address 565-0871 Osaka Suita, Yamadaoka 2-2

Number of hired Number of hired:1 person(s) Hiring date:2024-07-01 00:00:00

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Compensation Annual salary:6 million yen Wages description:Based on “48. Salary Regulations for National University Corporation Osaka University Limited Term Staff (Project Appointed Staff, etc.) Subject to Annual Salary System” 6,228,900 JPY per annum. (Monthly payments of one-twelfth of annual salary) Working hours:08:30-17:15 Break time:12:15-13:00 Employment type:Others Employment type description:Specially Appointed Researcher (Full-Time) Contract period:Nontenured Contract period description:From the starting date to March 31, 2025. Following completion of the term, the contract may be extended subject to continuity of work and performance evaluation (the extension limit is March 31, 2029). The maximum cumulative contract term is based on “Regulations Pertaining to Contract Period of National University Corporation Osaka University Fixed-term Staff, etc.” Probationary period:Probationary period present Probationary period description:6 months

Various systems Transportation expenses:available

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

Measures for preventing passive smoking at the workplace

Supplementary explanation of compensation

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- Concerning work conditions other than above-mentioned, please refer to “36. Work Regulations for National University Corporation Osaka University Limited Term Staff” and/or related regulations. - Please note the above-mentioned work conditions are as of the day this employment offer is posted, and subject to change. - Osaka University is committed to promoting gender equality and providing various support for female academic staff members: we strongly encourage applications from female candidates.

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Osaka University






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https: // jrecin.jst.go.jp/seek/SeekJorDetail?fn=0&ln=1&id=D124031778&lnjor=1





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