NIG Postdoctoral Fellow Position in National Institute of Genetics, In Japan

You can pursue your studies in Japan. This is a piece of great news! Applications for the NIG Postdoctoral Fellowship 2023 are currently open. This article will provide a detailed explanation of this scholarship program, its advantages, and the step-by-step application procedures.

The NIG Postdoctoral Fellowship 2023-2024 offers a fully-funded scholarship to international students. The period of employment runs three years or more after the initial date of appointment and is renewed each year. This fellowship will offer an annual salary of approx—4,100,000 JPY, which includes taxes paid. The mutual society will also provide health insurance and the allowance for commuting (conditional) and compensation insurance.

The National Institute of Genetics (herein” NIG”) employs promising young researchers in the form of NIG postdoctoral researchers (herein” NIG postdocs”). It allows them to participate in research at NIG over a brief duration of time. The goal is to develop further the study conducted at NIG and encourage researchers with outstanding research skills.

The National Institute of Genetics (NIG) was founded by the Ministry of Education in 1949 to conduct comprehensive and systematic research in theory and fundamental analysis of genetics and its teaching and advancement.

Scholarship Summary

  • Level Of Study: Post Doctoral
  • Instruction (s): National Institute of Genetics
  • Host Country: Japan
  • Opportunities Focus Areas: See List Below
  • Program Period: Period of employment is up to 3 years from the initial date of hire with reappointment on an annual basis.
  • Deadline: July 05, 2023 

Courses Offered

    • Genome Informatics
    • Biological
    • Plant Genetics
    • Evolutionary Genetics
    • Ecological Genetics
    • DNA Data Analysis
    • Population Genetics
    • Symbiosis and Cell Evolution
    • Model Fish Genetics
    • Multicellular Organization
    • Brain Function
    • Molecular and Developmental Biology
    • Cell Dynamics and Signaling
    • Plant Cytogenetics
    • Mammalian Neural Circuits
    • Microbial Physiology
    • Mouse Genomics Resource
    • Epigenomics
    • Molecular Cell Engineering
    • Genome Dynamics
    • Cell Architecture
    • Invertebrate Genetics
    • Quantitative Mechanobiology
    • Systems Neuroscience
    • Chromosome Biochemistry

Program Period

    • The duration of employment is for up to 3 years, starting from the date of initial appointment, and reappointment is each year.

Eligibility Criteria for NIG Postdoctoral Fellowship

To be eligible for NIG Postdoctoral Fellowships at the National Institute of Genetics in Japan, the candidate must meet the following conditions as listed below:

    • Required Language: English
    • Eligible Countries: All World Countries
    • Those who have sufficient research skills to pursue research projects of genetics.
    • Those who have obtained PhD degree (or equivalent) or are expected to obtain it. The degree must be obtained before the date of arrival at the post.
    • Applications by those who have been enrolled in NIG in the past as of 2023 March 31 are not eligible to apply. A current/former postdoc, technical staff at NIG or graduate student (at Dept. of Genetics, SOKENDAI) cannot apply. Temporal visits, such as internship, do not count.
    • NIG postdocs are expected to positively contribute to the vitalization of the entire NIG research. (For example, they are expected to actively participate in NIG Poster Sessions, NIG Retreats, and in NIG colloquia.). For this reason, research plans requiring long-term stay at an institute/ university outside NIG are generally not accepted.
    • NIG postdocs are required to make a presentation of their achievement at the NIG colloquium at the end of the employment period.
    • Publications must include an acknowledgment of the support from NIG postdoc grant.

Scholarship Coverage

NIG Postdoctoral Fellowship provides

  • Annual salary approx. 4,100,000JPY including tax will be paid. Commuting allowance (conditional), MEXT mutual society of health insurance, compensation insurance and employment insurance will be covered.

How to Apply for NIG Postdoctoral Fellowship?

Please follow the following instructions to avail NIG Postdoctoral Fellowship at National Institute of Genetics in Japan:

  • (1) PDF files of the following should be sent by email following a meeting with your potential researcher about your research project.
  • (2) Prepare the following documents from Forms 1 through 4 on the forms specified, which can be downloaded by clicking the hyperlink. The following tips must be considered while preparing your documents.
  • The applications must be completed by hand in Japanese as well as English.
  • Figures can be added, and the color is available within Format 2 or 4.
  • Do not alter the layout size (A4) or the number of pages.
  • 2 . Reference letters from Supervisors and Host PI.
  • (3) Send the files after merging them into a single PDF file to this email:



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