Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University



Faculty Position in the Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University

The Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences (FBS), Osaka University, invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Photophysics Laboratory (Prof. Shin-ichi Kimura). The candidate should have research experience in the field of experimental condensed-matter physics using synchrotron radiation and laser spectroscopy and we expected high achievements in this field. Successful candidate should cooperate with Prof. Kimura and is expected to commit education in FBS and also in Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science.

  1. Position
    Assistant Professor
  2. Number of Positions
  3. Affiliation
    Photophysics Laboratory, Biophysical Dynamics Laboratories, Department of Frontier Biosciences, Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences
  4. Work Location
    Suita Campus (1-3 Yamadaoka, Suita-city, Osaka)
  5. Specialized Field
  6. Responsibilities
    Teach courses, conduct practicals, and offer research guidance on physics at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  7. Qualifications


    1. Ph.D. or equivalent in related field/s is required.
    2. Specialized knowledge in physics is required.
    3. Capable of communicating in Japanese on a daily basis.
    4. English language ability sufficient to fulfill one's work duties.


    • Biophysical skill is desirable.

  8. Starting Date
    as soon as thereafter
  9. The term of Employment
    5 years
    *Contract may be renewed after expiration of the term of contract (N.B. The maximum term of employment shall be no longer than a total of 10 years from the starting date.).
  10. Employment Form
    Discretionary Labor System, Special Work Type
    *Based on the 'Regulations Pertaining to Working Hours, Holidays and Leave for National University Corporation Osaka University Staff.'
  11. Salary and Benefits
    *Based on the 'Salary Regulations for National University Corporation Osaka University Academic Staff Subject to Annual Salary System.'
    The separate regulations may apply in case where the previous employment period is included in calculation of the "period of continuous service"defined in the Regulations Pertaining to Retirement Allowance for National University Corporation Osaka University Staff.
  12. Insurance
    Successful candidate will join National Public Service Personnel Mutual Aid Associations, Employment Insurance and Workers' Accident Compensation Insurance.
  13. Application Documents
    Applications must be written in English or Japanese and include the following.
    • Curriculum Vitae (photo attached) *Please use the university form available at the following website.
    • List of research achievements and academic publications (Please classify publications into categories such as original paper, international conference paper, review paper, and so on.)
    • 3 separate prints of your major original papers (Photocopies acceptable)
    • Content and achievements of your Major research projects and their achievements (to two A4-size pages)
    • Research plan and statement of educational aspirations (to two A4-size pages)
    • Names and contact information of two referees
    • All application materials should be supplied both in a printed form and an electronic form recorded on CD-ROM or USB memory as PDF files.
  14. Sending Address and Contact information

    (By postal mail)
    Photophysics Laboratory, Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University, 1-3 Yamadaoka, Suita 565-0871, JAPAN
    *Write 'Application for faculty position (assistant professor) in Photophysics Laboratory' on the envelope in red ink.
    *Send application documents by registered mail.
    *Submitted application documents will not be returned.
    *Submitted application documents will only be used for the purpose of application screening and hiring procedure.

    (By e-mail)
    *Write 'Application for faculty position (assistant professor) in Photophysics Laboratory' in the subject line.
    Contact Person: Shin-ichi Kimura, Prof. Dr.
    Tel: +81-6-6879-4600

  15. Application deadline
    Must arrive no later than May 28th, 2015. (Japan time)
  16. Selection Process
    After documents have been reviewed, only shortlisted candidates will be interviewed.
    *Shortlisted candidates will be notified within two weeks. Please note that unsuccessful applicants after initial screening will not be contacted.
    *Travel and accommodation fees necessary for interviews are to be covered by the applicant.
  17. Additional Information
    Please refer to 'Work Regulations for National University Corporation Osaka University Staff' and other regulations for work and other related conditions.
    Information in this document is subject to change. Please confirm details at interview.



Updated: 2015-04-08