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. 



  1. Position: Specially Appointed Researcher (full-time)
  2. Affiliation: Immunology Frontier Research Center, Osaka University
  3. Number of positions: Postdoctoral Researcher x 3
  4. Research field: Immunology, Cell Biology, Bioinformatics and Bioimaging
  5. Qualifications:
    ● Doctorate degree obtained within the last 8 years
    ● International experience preferred 
  6. Work location: Suita Campus, Osaka University in Osaka, Japan
  7. Salary and Benefits:
    Annual Salary
    : JPY 5.7M - 7.7 M
    *Amount to be decided according to the responsibilities assigned based on the applicant’s qualifications.

    Benefits: Commuting allowance
    *Bonuses and allowances for housing, dependency, and retirement are included in the above-mentioned annual salary and will not be paid separately.

    Other salary details are based on the “48. Salary Regulations for National University Corporation Osaka University Limited Term Staff (Specially appointed Staff, etc.) Subject to Annual Salary System.” Osaka University Work Regulations
  8. Research Grant: JPY 3M per year
  9. Start Date: After September 1, 2024
    *Start date of work is negotiable.
  10. Period of employment: 1 year from the date of hire (renewable up to 3 years)
    *Following completion of the term, the contract may be extended subject to continuity of work and performance evaluation. *The maximum cumulative contract term is 10 years from the starting date, based on “73.Regulations Pertaining to Contract Period of National University Corporation Osaka University Fixed-term Staff, etc.”Osaka University Work Regulations
  11. Probation period: 6 months
  12. Working hours etc.: Based on “38. Regulations Pertaining to Working Hours, Holidays and Leave for National University Corporation Osaka University Limited Term Staff”Osaka University Work Regulations
    The Discretionary Labor System, Special Work Type will be applied with the applicant’s consent. (deemed working hours: 8 hours a day)
  13. Insurance etc.: Enrollment in the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Mutual Aid Association, Employment Insurance, Worker’s Accident Compensation Insurance
  14. Others:
    Concerning work conditions other than above-mentioned, please refer to “36. Work Regulations for National University Corporation Osaka University Limited Term Staff"    Osaka University Work Regulations
    Please note the above-mentioned work conditions are as of the day this employment offer is posted, and subject to change.
    In principle, there will be no changes to the affiliation, work location, or responsibilities after employment.
    “Deemed exports" related to security export control are based on “Regulations Pertaining to Security Export Control”.
    We also particularly encourage applications from female candidates.
    Osaka University is committed to promoting gender equality and providing various supports for female academic staff members.
    Osaka University Center for Diversity & Inclusion
    (Osaka University campuses and related facilities are smoke-free, except for designated areas.)
  15. Recruiter: National University Corporation Osaka University


  1. Application period: Until the posts are filled
  2. Application submission
    Submit the required documents below as email attachments to the IFReC Research Planning & Management Office:

    recruit @ ifrec.osaka-u.ac.jp
    Email subject line: Application for advanced postdoc position
  3. 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.

Click here to download "Application form (MS Word file)"

  • Application form
    *Write the names (maximum 3) of the Principal Investigators whom you would like to work with at IFReC (Reference: IFReC website – People
  • Curriculum vitae (education and work experience)
  • List of publication
  • Summary of previous research
  • Research plan and statement of ambitions for your future research at IFReC
  • Names, affiliations, and contact information of two references
    (You will be asked to submit two reference letters if you are selected as a finalist.)



Inquiries: IFReC Research Planning & Management Office

IFReC website: https://www.ifrec.osaka-u.ac.jp/en/
Email: recruit @ ifrec.osaka-u.ac.jp


Introducition Video of IFReC


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

Barbora Salcman
Year: 2024- present

Investigation of mechanisms which promote survival of Environmental-adaptive Agr Staphylococcus aureus within macrophages intracellular environment

Cutaneous Allergy and Host Defense


Name Year Laboratory
Matias Jose Caldez 2018 - 2020 Host Defense
Ee Lyn Lim 2018 - 2021 Experimental Immunology
Jonas N. Søndergaard 2020 - 2021 Human Single Cell Immunology
Kishan Kumar Nyati 2019 - 2021 Immune Regulation
Shailendra Kumar Singh 2018 - 2022 Host Defense
Hozaifa Saad Hassan Metwally 2019 - 2023 Immune Regulation
Arthur Robert Millius 2020 - 2023 Systems Immunology
Patrick Michael Lelliott 2019 - 2023 Biophotonics
Jason Todd White 2019 - 2023 Experimental Immunology
Floris van Eerden 2020 - 2024 Systems Immunology
Laurence Lok 2020 - 2024 Immunology and Cell Biology

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