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Director, Department of Artificial Organs

Employment Details

Artificial organs play a vital role in cardiovascular medicine. The director will be responsible for advancing research and the implementation of artificial organs used in cardiovascular medicine, including auxiliary artificial hearts and cardiopulmonary assist devices. The director must have experience with and knowledge of treatment using artificial organs of the circulatory system, as well as problem-solving skills related to issues that arise during practical implementation of artificial organs. This experience and skill set, along with knowledge gained from clinical experience and clinical needs, will enable the Director to conduct long-term animal research on artificial organs with the objective of determining clinical applicability, reliability, efficacy, and safety. The director will be expected to have a deep level of experience in and knowledge about the implementation and commercialization of artificial organs. Finally, the director will function as an active team leader in research and development projects and be expected to contribute to industry-academic collaborations, joint research ventures, and construction of guidelines associated with evaluation and clinical applications of artificial organs.

Employment Start Date

April 1, 2019
(term of office is five (5) years from start date; renewals are possible based on performance)

Eligibility Criteria (those who meet all the following criteria)

  1. Must have completed a PhD or have equivalent research experience
  2. Must have experience in research and development and clinical implementation of artificial organs of the circulatory system, i.e., Class IV medical devices such as auxiliary artificial hearts and cardiopulmonary assist devices
  3. Must be able to foresee, identify, and analyze issues associated with the development of artificial organs and pathophysiological issues associated with implementation of the abovementioned devices
  4. Experience and proven results in collaborative research, commercialization including medical device applications, and implementation of abovementioned devices
  5. Leadership and management skills required to lead a research team, and active relationship-building skills required for collaboration with other departments
  6. Medical license holders should have experience in cardiovascular surgery, and also hold a license or certificate as a certified surgeon, surgical specialist, surgical instructor, heart transplant specialist, or other specialist designations closely related to the functions within the Department of Artificial Organs

Screening Method

Applicants will be screened based on submitted documents as well as an interview/presentation.

Application Materials

  1. Curriculum vitae (attached separately)
  2. Personal information form (attached separately)
  3. Academic achievement list (attached separately)
    Clearly distinguish between original articles, case reports, review articles, and books by year.
    Limit conference presentations to special or invited lectures, and symposia presentations.
    Choose five (5) original articles and attach one (1) reprint and seven (7) copies of each publication.
  4. Research grant status
    Clearly distinguish grants by granting organization, research topic, grant amount, duration, and co-applicant status.
  5. Research initiative related to employment details (about 600 words)
  6. University diploma (Bachelor, Master, PhD)
  7. Letters of recommendation (two [2])

Diversity Promotion

Women will be prioritized if the qualifications (employment history, research achievements, personality) are deemed equal.


Naoki Mochizuki, Director of Research Institute
National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center
TEL 06-6833-5012

Application Deadline and Submission Address

Received no later than February 1, 2019 (Friday).
Please write "Application for director, Department of Artificial Organs" on the envelope.

Application materials [docx: 48KB]

[Submission address]
National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Human Resources Division
5-7-1 Fujishiro-dai, Suita, Osaka 565-8565, JAPAN
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