Member recruitment

Our lab aim to develop new research tools and useful technologies for understanding the cellular reprogramming process, and for gene and cell therapy applications. Brand new research building, friendly staffs, collaborative environment, and state-of-the-art equipments are waiting for you!

Postdoctoral Fellow

Are you interested in joining to the Hota lab? We are looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow to advance genome editing therapy. Please contact me for further inquiry.

We are able to accept a Postdoctoral Fellow who successfully obtains an external fellowship program. Please contact me for further inquiry.


Currently, no Technician position available.

Graduate Student (Ph.D. course)

To join the Hotta lab, candidate must pass the Entrance Examination of the Graduate School of Medicine at the Kyoto University.

In addition, who wishes to apply shall obtain an application document and inquire about your eligibility by August. Foreign students need to submit their proof of Bachelar and Master degrees by no later than August. Application deadline for Ph.D. student will be on September and the Entrance Examination will be on November to start a PhD course from April, in general.

Please contact me to discuss your potential PhD project before submitting your application. Lab tour is also welcome.

Entrance Examination

Master course Ph.D. Course
Distribution of Application form May July
Submission of Application form July
(requires TOEFL or TOEIC score)
Exam August
(Basic Biology, Biology, Interview)
(English, Medicine/Biology, Interview)
Result Announcement September November

The above information is for reference purpose only. Please make sure to check the Department website.)

CiRA Research Internship Program

If you are interested in joining to Hotta lab, we encourage you to participate CiRA Research Internship program. Please contact me to consult your potential project and duration of stay. [CiRA website]

  • Period: 1〜8 weeks (in June ~ October)
  • Available position: One student
  • Deadline: March 8, 2019

Career Path after graduation

We care about your dream and will support as much as we can to fullfil your scientific career. Alumni are actively working as researchers at academia or pharmaceutical industries.