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Director, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Employment Details

The NCVC Research Institute is promoting translational research that encompasses an understanding of the pathogenesis of and treatments for cardiovascular diseases. The Department conducts research focused on understanding the pathogenesis of a variety of cardiovascular diseases (including cardiomyopathy, valvular heart disease, ischemic heart disease, and arrhythmia) as well as cerebrovascular diseases (including stroke and cerebral hemorrhage) using techniques from pharmacology, developmental biology, cellular biology, and molecular biology. Other research focuses include the development of molecularly targeted therapies and the investigation of treatments using model organisms of cardiovascular disease.

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)

  • Knowledge, experience, and proven track record regarding signal transduction systems in cells of the cardiovascular system
  • Sufficient pharmacology and molecular biology knowledge to design interventional studies targeting the causative molecules of disease
  • Insight required to develop and implement new diagnostic techniques or treatments
  • Collaborative and relationship-building skills to partner with other departments at the Research Institute, Hospital, or the Open Innovation Center
  • Personality fit for a Director of Molecular Pharmacology
  • Leadership and management skills required to direct a team to conduct cutting-edge research
  • PhD or equivalent research experience

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 7, 2019 (Thursday).
Please write "Application for director, Department of Molecular Pharmacology" 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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