Recruitment of Researchers

Kasai & Yagishita Lab has discovered the structural plasticity of dendritic spines, and extending it for mechanistic understanding of the brain, by developing various optical and molecular tools. Also belonging to International Research Center of Neurointelligence (IRCN, we are constructing a new set of methodology which allows us to label the neuronal areas and circuits involved in a particular learning state with the help of AI, and to help development of new AI. We are looking for young researcher from all over the world to join our adventure. For more detail visit our HPs.

  1. Synaptic bases for emotion and Psychiatric disorders (Lecturer Sho Yagishita) * Please visit group HP for detail

2. Dynamics and mechanics of spine synapses in the working memory circuits (Prof. Haruo Kasai)

★Job title Project Researcher, Research Assistant Professor, JSPS Fellowship

Starting Date As early as possible.

★Term The first contract will be ended on March 31, 2022. The contract is renewable on a fiscal year basis (from April 1 to March 31; every year) according to research budget, research activity, and research achievements. Contract duration is until March 31, 2025. Probationary period is 6 months from the date of arrival.

Place of Work Structural Physiology, Medical School, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo Bunkyo-ku Tokyo, 113-0033 JAPAN


(Required) Ph.D. in Biology, or Neuroscience and a related field, Good communication skill in English

(Preferred) Experiences in molecular, cellular and behavioral neuroscience will be preferred.

Salary: To be determined in accordance with the University of Tokyo Regulations

★ Working hours: Discretionary labor system, based on 7 hours 45 minutes per day, or 38 hours 45 minutes per week

Holidays: Saturdays and Sundays; Statutory public holidays of Japan; Year-end and New Year holidays (December 29 through January 3); Summer holidays

Commuter allowance: JPY55,000 per month at maximum

Social Insurance: Eligible for MEXT* Mutual Aid Association membership, employees’ pension, employment insurance, and workers’ accident compensation insurance. (*MEXT: Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)

★Vacation : Annual paid vacation, Sick leave (paid), Special vacation (paid)

Application documents:

Cover letter in English

・CV in English

・Publication list

Name and contact address for two references, one of which should be a previous employer

Submission: Interested applicants should send application materials to: (Please replace # with @ before using this email address)

Applications deadline: First deadline: December 31, 2020

Selection Process: All applications will be screened, and only those qualified will be scheduled for an interview (on-site or via video).


* Submitted documents will not be returned.

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*Travel cost will not be paid in screening process.