Advanced Postdoc Program
at Osaka University Japan

IFReC (Immunology Frontier Research Center)


The Osaka University Immunology Frontier Research Center (IFReC) is recruiting post-doctoral researchers for its Advanced Postdoc Program. This program offers three-year employment and funding (3 million yen per year) for original research to promising young researchers. Selected applicants have access to continually upgraded state-of-the-art facilities at IFReC for their research, including equipment for single-cell analysis. Furthermore, selected applicants can expect their research careers to develop immensely through invaluable guidance from their supervisor among IFReC’s many distinguished Principal Investigators as well as through collaborative research with them. We look forward to receiving applications from ambitious young researchers.

Guidance for Applicaiton in FY2023


  • Position: Specially Appointed Researcher (full-time)
  • Affiliation: Immunology Frontier Research Center, Osaka University
  • Number of positions: Postdoctoral Researcher x3
  • Research field: Immunology, Cell Biology, Bioinformatics and Bioimaging
  • Qualifications:
    • Doctorate degree obtained within the last 8 years
    • International experience preferred
  • Work location: Suita Campus, Osaka University in Osaka, Japan
  • Annual salary: JPY 5.6M - 7.5 M
    Amount to be decided according to the responsibilities assigned based on the applicant’s qualifications. Taxes are deducted from the monthly salary.
    Other salary details are based on the “Salary Regulations for National University Corporation Osaka University Limited Term Staff (Specially appointed Staff, etc.) Subject to Annual Salary System.”
  • Research Grant: JPY 3M per year
  • Start Date: After September 1, 2023
    *Start date of work is negotiable.
  • Period of employment: Up to 3 years from the date of hire
    *Single year contract, renewable upon annual evaluation.
  • Probation period: 6 months
  • Working hours etc.: Regulations on working hours, holidays and vacations can be found atOsaka University Work Regulation.The Discretionary Labor System, Special Work Type will be applied (deemed working hours: 8 hours a day)
  • Insurance etc.: Enrollment in the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Mutual Aid Association, Employment Insurance, Worker’s Accident Compensation Insurance
  • Concerning work conditions other than above-mentioned, please refer to “Work Regulations for National University Corporation Osaka University Limited Term Staff" and/or related regulations.
    Please note the above-mentioned work conditions are as of the day this employment offer is posted, and subject to change.
    (Osaka University campuses and related facilities are smoke-free, except for designated areas.)
  • Recruiter: National University Corporation Osaka University


  • Application period: Until the posts are filled
  • Application submission
    Submit the required documents below as email attachments to the IFReC Research Planning & Management Office:
    • Email subject line: Application for advanced postdoc position
  • Selection process: Document screening, and interview for successful applicants of the document screening

Required documents

All documents should be A4 or letter size and written in English.

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Inquiries: IFReC Research Planning & Management Office

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current program members

Floris van Eerden

Year: 2020 - present


Structural mechanics of immune receptors and their targets


Systems Immunology

Laurence Lok

Year: 2020 - present


Investigating the dynamic behaviour of innate immune cells in vivo


Immunology and Cell Biology

David Priest

Year: 2021 - present


High-throughput immuno-phenotyping using mass cytometry


Human Single Cell Immunology

Xiuyuan Lu

Year: 2022 - present


T cell immunity against SARS-CoV-2


Molecular Immunology

Shahi Imam Reja

Year: 2022 - present


Development of chemical probes for elucidating the biological functions


Chemical Imaging Techniques

David Calianese

Year: 2022 - present


Investigating molecular mechanisms of phospholipid flippases and scramblases


Biochemistry & Immunology



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Ee Lyn Lim

Jonas N. Søndergaard

Kishan Kumar Nyati

Shailendra Kumar Singh

Hozaifa Saad Hassan Metwally

Arthur Robert Millius

Patrick Michael Lelliott

Jason Todd White