The RNA Society of Japan

Tenure-Track Positions at IROAST, Kumamoto University, Japan

Apr 08, 2016

The International Research Organization for Advanced Science and Technology (IROAST), established from April, 2016 in Kumamoto University, Japan, is pleased to invite applications for tenure-track positions at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor for the enhancement and development of international research projects ongoing at the Graduate School of Science and Technology. The positions are available from August 1, 2016, or as soon as possible thereafter. Appointments at this rank are for 5-year terms. After qualification (see section IV), successful applicants will be promoted to tenure posts in the Graduate School of Science and Technology within 5 years. The four priority research areas are as follows: (1) Nano Material Science, (2) Green Energy, (3) Environmental Science and (4) Advanced Green Bio.

Nano Material Science covers a wide area including the development of organic functional materials such as graphene oxide nano-sheets, catalysts and metal materials. It also includes the development of innovative materials under extreme conditions.

Green Energy includes the development and utilization of renewable resources such as geo-thermal, water, and bio-mass resources.

Environmental Science covers a wide area including the protection and evaluation of hydrospheric and atmospheric environments, analysis of climate change, and the protection of underground water and shallow sea areas.

Advanced Green Bio covers a wide area for the interdisciplinary life sciences relating to chemical biology, molecular biology, cooperation with medicine, pharmacy, agriculture (such as the development of drug delivery systems), applications of micro-CTs, applications of informatics, and so on.

Successful applicants will be expected to perform international collaborative research work in these areas with overseas institutions.

Tenure-track professors or associate professors will dedicate their time engaging in high impact international research, publishing high quality papers, and participate in teaching in the Graduate School of Science and Technology.

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Dr. Takashi HIYAMA
Distinguished Professor
Priority Organization for Innovation and Excellence
Head of International Collaborative Research Group for Science and Technology
Kumamoto University
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