Professor in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology

Osaka University


Faculty Position in the Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University



Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine has decided to select candidates for Professor of Pharmacology (Department of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology). The appointed professor will be engaged in research and be responsible for lectures and practical training on Pharmacology for undergraduate students of medical school. In addition, the professor will be in charge of teaching and supervising for graduate students. The research area of this position covers Pharmacology (the research in relation to the interaction of chemical compounds and biological systems) and its related fields in life sciences.


1. Position


2. Number of Positions


3. Affiliation

Department of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, Graduate School of Medicine

4. Work Location

Suita Campus (2-2 Yamadaoka, Suita-city, Osaka)

5. Specialized Field

Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology

6. Responsibilities

Research on Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, teach courses, conduct practicals, and offer research and guidance on Pharmacology at the undergraduate and graduate levels


7. Qualifications

(1) Specialized knowledge in Pharmacology and related fields of life sciences.
(2) Capability of communicating in Japanese on a daily basis
(3) English language ability sufficient to fulfill one’s work duties


8. Starting Date

April 1st, 2020 (or as soon as possible thereafter)

9. The term of Employment

No Fixed Term

10. Probationary Period

6 months

11. Employment Form

Based on “6. Regulations Pertaining to Working Hours, Holidays and Leave for National University Corporation Osaka University Staff” *The Discretionary Labor System, Special Work Type is applied (deemed working hours: 8 hours a day)

12. Salary and Benefits

Based on “10. Salary Regulations for National University Corporation Osaka University Staff”

13. Insurance

Medical insurance and employee’s pension insurance of the Federation of National Public Service Personnel Mutual Aid Associations, Employment Insurance and Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance


14. Application Documents

1. Resume *Please use our original format. See below.
2. List of Publications: Describe your publications in reverse chronological
order, including published papers, books, invited lectures, awards, patents, etc.
Author's names must be listed and the applicant name must be underlined.
3. List of 15 major papers, reprints (copies accetable), abstracts (each
approximately 400 Japanese characters) and number of quotations of each paper (by
Web of Science)
4. Research and education activities up to the present (approximately 2000
characters in Japanese)
5. Future prospects (approximately 2000 characters in Japanese)
6. List of research grants received in the last 5 years
*Submit 3 hard copies of the above documents(nos. 1-6) and also electronic files
including the same (saved onto a CD-ROM) .
7. Two letters of recommendation (opptional)
*Submitted documents will not be returned.
*Personal information is handled carefully according to the Privacy Policy of Osaka
University, and will be used only for the job selection process.
Note: You can find the entry form on the website below;
“faculty recruiting information” on the Graduate School of Medicine website →
“Department of Pharmacology (Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology)”


15. Sending Address and Contact information

Personnel section, General Affairs Division, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka
2-2 Yamada-oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
*Write ‘Application for faculty position (professor) in Molecular and Cellular
Pharmacology 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.
*Submitted application documents will be shared with all the professors at the
Graduate School of Medicine within the screening process.
Contact Person: Professor Yoshikatsu Kanai, M.D., Ph.D.
Tel: +81- 6 6879 3520 E-mail:


16. Application deadline

October 31, 2019. (Japan Standard time)


17. Selection Process

After documents have been reviewed, only shortlisted candidates will be interviewed. *Shortlisted candidates will be notified. Please note that unsuccessful applicants after initial screening will not be contacted. *Selected applicants may be requested to give a seminar. *Travel and accommodation fees necessary for interviews are to be covered by the applicant.


18. Additional Information

Concerning work conditions other than the above-mentioned, please refer to “Work Regulations for National University Corporation Osaka University Staff” and/or related regulations.


19. Recruiter

National University Corporation Osaka University

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