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Call for applications: Four Full Professorships in NIBB and OIIB

The National Institute for Basic Biology (NIBB), Okazaki, Japan and the Okazaki Institute for Integrative Bioscience (OIIB) are inviting applications for four full professorships. NIBB has been conducting world-leading research as a center for biology in Japan since its foundation in 1977. OIIB was established in 2000 to facilitate interdisciplinary research between NIBB, the National Institute for Physiological Sciences (NIPS), and the Institute for Molecular Science (IMS), all located at the Okazaki campus, and has been conducting pioneering bioscience research with new concepts and technologies since its inception. To continue their efforts to serve as national centers for biological sciences in Japan, both institutions recruit leading scientists not only from Japan but also from abroad. We seek candidates with excellent research records who can internationally lead the field of basic biology, in particular those answering fundamental questions in biology, specifically in:


  • Plant science
  • Neuroscience
  • Integrative research on the dynamics of biological systems

In addition, we also welcome applications from candidates of any fields that have excellent potential to advance basic biology.


Each professor not only plays an important role in NIBB’s and/or OIIB’s continuing efforts to serve as a national research center for basic biology, but also is appointed as an adjunct professor of the Graduate University of Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI) for the education of graduate students. Candidates should be fluent in either Japanese or English.


Applications should be received by August 31, 2015.


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NIBB observes the Equal Employment Opportunity Law of Japan, and is dedicated to promotion of gender equality.