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Specially-appointed Researcher, Department of Advanced Medical Research for Pulmonary Hypertension

Eligibility Criteria

(1)Must have the experience and knowledge required to conduct research regarding diseases of the pulmonary circulation
(2)Must have a PhD and at least five (5) years of research experience
(3)Must be able to actively collaborate with various researchers of the NCVC as well as other researchers in Japan
(4)Must be able to collaborate with international researchers and present and publish research results at the international level
(5)Must have the ability to secure competitive research grants

employment details

The researcher will (1) advance basic knowledge regarding diseases of the pulmonary circulation, and contribute to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of such diseases; (2) use a variety of methods in biochemistry, molecular physiology, and cellular physiology for analysis; and (3) discover phenomena associated with diseases of the pulmonary circulation from a broad perspective, as well as novel molecules and concepts related to the disease.

Open Positions

Two (2) specially-appointed researcher

Employment Start Date

Term of office is one (1) year from July 1, 2019; if the start date is in the middle of the month, the term of office will end at the end of the previous month in the next year.

Screening Date

Applicants will be informed separately.

Screening Method

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

Application Documents

  1. Curriculum vitae (attached separately)
  2. Employment history (use specified form; separate from CV)
  3. List of achievements
  4. Copy of university diploma (PhD; if applicable)
  5. Copy of degree (other than PhD; if applicable), copy of medical license (if applicable)
  6. Research summary and future plans for research (about 1,000 words each)

Employment terms

Five (5)-day work week, 31 hours per week Monday - Friday 9:00 to 17:00 (6-7 hour work day, with a 1 hour break) *working times are subject to discussion


Hourly wage: 2,661 yen (subject to change in accordance with experience and education)
Transportation/commuting allowance (to be paid in accordance with the regulations of the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center; commuting by car is not covered)
Payments are made the following month based on performance from the previous month.


Two (2) days per year after three (3) months of employment; additional eight (8) days per year after six (6) months of employment

Health insurance and other benefits

Benefits include social insurance, health insurance, welfare pension, and employment insurance

Application Method

Received no later than June 14, 2019 (Friday).
Please write "Application for specially-appointed researcher, department of advanced medical research for pulmonary hypertension" on the envelope.
*The recruiter may decide to close the application period earlier than the date noted above. (Application will close when the applicant has been selected)

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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