Animal Care Staff (SPF Technician)

Japan (JP)
26 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
26 Nov 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
Animal Care Staff (SPF Technician) 

The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST; see is a dynamic new graduate university of science and technology in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The university is located on 85 hectares of protected forestland overlooking beautiful shoreline and coral reefs. The campus is striking architecturally, and the facilities are outstanding (OIST campus video tour). There are no academic departments, which facilitates multidisciplinary research. Outstanding resources and equipment are provided and managed to encourage easy access and collaboration. English is the official language of the University, and the university research community is fully international, with more than 50 countries represented. OIST rapidly is gaining recognition in the worldwide academic community as a model for excellence in education and research.

Position summary:
Management of care and husbandry in OIST animal facilities.

Animal Care Staff, Animal Resources Section

Working Location:
1919-1 Tancha, Onna-son, Okinawa, Japan 904-0495

1.    Management of animal care and husbandry in animal facilities corroborating with outsourcing staff
2.    Quarantine: Introduction of SPF mice (Implantation of fertilized embryo)
3.    Adequate and effective management of requests from researcher     
4.    Management of number of animals purchased, breed and used in animal facilities

Full-time, fixed term appointment for 2 years. Contract initially with 3 month probationary period (inclusive). This contract may be renewed.  

Starting Date:
As early as possible

Application Due Date:
Applications deadline will continue until the position is filled.

Application Address:
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Recruiting Team, HR Management Section
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
1919-1, Tancha, Onna-son, Okinawa 904-0495, Japan