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DATE2022.10.20 #News from Academic Affairs

Career Symposium for Faculty of Science Students: Advancement and Employment in the Faculty of Science 2022 Online

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~ Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo Career Symposium 2022 Online

This is a meeting to discuss about your career path and employment with students enrolled in the Graduate School of Science. Please join us. The symposium will be held online again this year.

Date and Time

Thursday, November 17, 2022, 18:00 - 20:00
(Held via Zoom)

How to participate(Zoom)

Please check the Zoom URL from the UTAS page.


1. Opening
2. Greetings from the Director of the Career Support Office
3. About the Career Symposium
4. Lecturer's speech and Q&A session
5. Greetings from Academic Affairs Committee Chair
6. Closing


Graduate School of Science students, Faculty of Science, College of Arts and Sciences students


Ken Saito

Director, Astellas Pharma Global Development
Director, Bioinformatics
4-D analysis of research environment : Academia-Industry-Japan-USA.

I studied Neuroscience in the Department of Biology (Prof. Oka) and Systems biology under Professor Kuroda in the Department of Biological Sciences. After completing my PhD, I joined the Central Administration Bureau of a pharmaceutical company, where I was engaged in drug discovery research from a bioinformatics perspective. Currently, I am engaged in translational research in clinical development at a clinical development department. I would like to talk about the similarities and differences between research in academia and industry, as well as my experiences in pursuing a career as a "corporate" researcher in the United States.

Career Summary: Graduated from the Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, in 2008 with a degree in Zoology, and completed the Doctoral Program in Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, in 2013. Pharma Global Development, USA, April 2021, Transferred to Astellas Pharma Global Development, USA, April 2021, Current position.

Miki Nishimura

Kyoto Fusion Engineering Co.
Manager, Management Planning Department
Always new to the world!

After earning a PhD and working as a postdoctoral researcher in the field of particle physics, I jumped into the general corporate world. Even in the general corporate world, I have changed careers from a consultant supporting data utilization for various companies to a fusion energy start-up company, and I really feel that it is very exciting and fun to encounter new worlds and values at any time. In this talk, I will share how what I gained while in school led to my respective careers and what strategies I used to choose my career.

Biography: graduated Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo, July 2018, Doctor of Science (Physics); Postdoctoral Researcher, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, Institute for Particle and Nuclear Studies, August 2018; Consultant CDO Team (Digital Team), Knier Corporation, October 2020; current position from August 2022.

Yutaka Goto

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Assistant Manager, Laws and Regulations Deliberation Office, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Between Science, Technology and Society.

I was wondering whether to go on to a doctoral course and become a researcher or to work on Japan's science and technology policy as an administrative officer. I would like to look back on my thoughts and decisions during my master's program when I was struggling with my career path, and share them with those who are currently struggling with the same path. I would also like to introduce the contents of my work as an administrative officer, which is difficult to imagine, and how the knowledge and experience I gained at the Faculty of Science are still relevant today.

Career Summary: Completed Master's program in Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo, March 2014; joined the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, April 2014; Counsellor (Nano & Materials), Research Promotion Bureau, July 2015; Research Development Infrastructure Division, Science and Technology Policy Bureau, April 2017; August 2019 - July 2021. University of Edinburgh (Master of Science, Technology and Society), University of Cambridge (Master of Technology Policy) Study Abroad, July 2021 Development Planning Division, Research and Development Bureau, June 2022-present.

Career Guidance by the Career Support Office for Science and Engineering Cooperation: Mitsuro Kawano, Project Academic Support Specialist

Hosted by

Career Support Office, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo, Steering Committee, Academic Affairs Committee, Communications & Public Relations Office

Inquiries to

Academic Affairs Team, Graduate School of Science

Phone: 03-5841-4008 03-5841-4008