Welcome to Imahori Group!
We are always looking to recruit talented and committed scientists. If you are interested in working in the Imahori group, then please get in touch with us.
So far funding from your countries or JSPS in Japan is the only way to join the group. Nonetheless, exceptionally qualified applicants are invited to get in touch at any time. Such enquiries should include a CV and cover letter mentioning fellowship funding agencies to whom you might apply to underwrite your stay in the group. Also please have two or three letters of reference sent by academic mentors who know your work.
Enquiries are particularly encouraged from applicants with experience in the synthesis and characterization of organic compounds. Your accomplishments in another area of chemistry may also allow you to contribute to our work, however, all applicants with strong publication records in high-impact journals, and who are able to make a convincing case as to how their backgrounds will allow them to contribute to the group’s research program, are invited to get in touch.
PhD positions are available in the group each year, usually starting in April or October. If you are interested in doctoral studies in the group then please get in touch as early as possible. Enquiries are particularly encouraged from applicants with experience in the synthesis and characterization of organic compounds. An application should consist of your CV, a cover letter, and two reference letters sent by academic mentors who know your work. Information about graduate studies at Kyoto University is available on the University website. Funds to support such studies are very rarely available at Kyoto University, so students will need to apply for scholarship funding themselves or prepare their own fund.
Undergraduate / MSc / Visiting PhD Students
We can sometimes accommodate talented and motivated students at various times of the year for stays of at least a few months. Work is carried out under the guidance of an experienced group member in the context of an ongoing project. Please be aware that such stays need to be arranged well in advance. Students must have strong basic training in experimental chemistry, especially organic synthesis and characterization; substantial laboratory work must have been carried out before arriving here. To apply, please send a CV and have a reference letter sent by an academic mentor who has worked with you in the laboratory or the classroom before. Funds to support such stays are very rarely available at Kyoto University, so students will need to apply for scholarship funding themselves or prepare their own fund.
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