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Faculty Search for Project Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo

1. Position Level:
Project Assistant Professor
2. Field of Research:
This appointment is in the lab of Biomolecular Chemistry in the Organic Chemistry division. Research will be in the general area of Chemical Biology, with a specialized focus on molecular biology, protein engineering, fluorescence spectroscopy, and applications in cell imaging. The hired Project Assistant Professor will conduct research and education activities in close collaboration with Prof. Robert E. Campbell.
3. Probation Period:
6 months from the date of employment
4. Qualifications and Selection:
The selection will be done by evaluation of submitted documents and a subsequent interview of top candidates. The main criteria for selection is a track-record of original and pioneering research in the area of Chemical Biology, with demonstrated excellence in some or all of the specialized focus areas listed above. The successful candidate will also demonstrate strong potential for outstanding contributions to training at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates require a Ph.D. plus one or more years of postdoctoral training.
5. Position Start Date:
No earlier than July 1, 2022
6. Renewal of contract:
The contract is yearly (April to March) and can be renewed. The end date is no later than June 30, 2025. Renewal of the agreement will be determined by all relevant factors, including: progress on the work assigned to you, your performance, work record, professional attitude, budget status, and the amount of the work completed by the end of the term.
7. Working place:
The Campbell laboratory in the Department of Chemistry, the University of Tokyo, Hongo campus.
8. Working Hours:
Exact working hours will be left to the discretion of the successful candidate (discretionary work system for professional work applies), with total working hours deemed as 7 hours and 45 minutes per day.
9. Days off:
Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays, and the year-end and New Year holidays (December 29 to January 3)
10. Insurance:
You will be automatically enrolled in the insurance from the Mutual Aid Association of MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) and Employment Insurance.
11. Salary:
Salary is determined according to the rules of the University (a commuting allowance is paid, but no bonus). Expected amount is 4.8 to 5.4M yen (depending on experience and qualifications).
12. Documents to be submitted:
(1) Curriculum vitae
(2) List of achievements (publications, invited lectures, research grants, awards, etc.)
(3) Reprints of up to 5 selected original publications
(4) Statement of previous research (A4 or US letter, two pages maximum) and statement of future aspirations on research and teaching (A4 or US letter, two pages maximum)
(5) The names and contact information of references (minimum 2 references)
Please note that submitted paper documents will not be returned.
13. Application Deadline:
Applications must be submitted before June 30, 2022 (Thu). However, if a successful candidate is found before the deadline, we may close applications before the date.
14. Submission of applications
Hard copy applications should be mailed to:
Professor Shin-ichi Ohkoshi, Department Chair
Department of Chemistry, School of Science
The University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
113-0033 JAPAN
Please write "Application for the Project Assistant Professor position in Biomolecular Chemistry laboratory, Division of Organic chemistry" on the envelope.
Digital applications from applicants outside of Japan can be submitted via email. Please send PDF files of the required documents to Professor Robert E. Campbell ( ).
15. Contact Information:
Professor Robert E. Campbell
Department of Chemistry, School of Science
The University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
113-0033 JAPAN
Phone: +81-3-5841-6528
16. Name of Recruiter:
The University of Tokyo

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◎ From 1 May 2022 onwards, according to the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act and other regulations, if, at the time of employment, you hold a concurrent position overseas or have a substantial income from a foreign government or other source, you may be in conflict of interest and you may be subject to restrictions in terms of access to research results. These restrictions may make it difficult for you to fulfil your duties as a member of the University's teaching staff. All potential conflicts of interest, direct or indirect, real or perceived, involving yourself or immediate family members, must be declared.