[Coral-List] Call for post-doctoral fellows (Okinawa, Japan)

James Davis Reimer jreimer at sci.u-ryukyu.ac.jp
Sat Jun 22 03:36:48 EDT 2013

Dear Coral-Listers:

Call for post-doctoral fellows

The Molecular Invertebrate Systematics and Ecology (MISE) Lab at the University of the Ryukyus in Okinawa, Japan is actively seeking post-doctoral fellows for fellowships beginning in the second half of 2013 or 2014. The fellowships are provided by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) through overseas nominating authorities, primarily for researchers from countries in Europe, Oceania, and North America. 

Priority will be given to research projects investigating the ecology, taxonomy and/or phylogeny/phylogenomics of tropical/sub-tropical marine invertebrates. MISE offers a great location in subtropical Okinawa with many field opportunities, and a clean and new lab. If you are interested or have questions, e-mail jreimer at sci.u-ryukyu.ac.jp

For details and a complete list please refer to:

http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-fellow/ on the worldwide web, or search "jsps post doc" through Google or a similar search engine.

Internal deadlines may be sooner than deadlines posted on the JSPS homepage.

Fellowship details are as follows (note: conditions may slightly vary based on applicant's nominating authority):

Host Research Institutions: Japanese universities and university-related research institutions.

Fellowship Tenure: A period of 12 months up to 24 months

Terms of Awards:
A round-trip air ticket (economy class) for the fellow only
A monthly maintenance allowance of ¥362,000 (this may vary based on nationality, etc).
A "setting allowance" of ¥200,000
Accident and sickness insurance coverage for the fellow only
The Fellows are usually awarded Monbusho's research grants of up to ¥1,500,000 per year for equipment, materials, supplies and domestic travel.

Each candidate (fellow) for the Fellowship must:
1.     Be a citizen of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan
(JSPS treats Taiwanese and Palestinian researchers in this manner.)
2.     Hold a doctorate degree when the Fellowship goes into effect, which must have been received on or after April 2, 2007, or be scheduled to receive a doctorate degree before the Fellowship goes into effect.
Note: Those who have previously been awarded a fellowship under the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Foreign Researchers (excluding Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (Short-term) for North American and European Researchers and Summer Program) are not eligible.

How to Apply:
Application Through a Nominating Institution:
Applicants should contact the nominating institution in their respective countries for application forms. All applicants are required to establish affiliation with a Japanese researcher.
Again, please send any enquiries to myself at the email address above.


James Davis Reimer, Ph.D.
University of the Ryukyus - Associate Professor

MISE (Molecular Invertebrate Systematics and Ecology) Lab
blog: http://mise-ryukyu.blogspot.com
Department of Biology, Chemistry & Marine Sciences
Faculty of Science
University of the Ryukyus
1 Senbaru, Nishihara, Okinawa
JAPAN 903-0213
Tel: +81-98-895-8542
Fax: +81-98-895-8576

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