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Inuyama, Aichi 484-8506, JAPAN
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From: Dr. Tetsuro MATSUZAWA
Director, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University

Job Vacancy Announcement

Institution: Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
Job Title: Program-Specific Assistant Professor (Center for Human Evolution Modeling Research)
Opening Date: April 13, 2011
Closing Date: May 9, 2011
Formal Hiring Date: around August, 2011
Job Term: until March 31, 2014
Salary Range: subject to previous research career (non-negotiable)

1. Job description

Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University (KUPRI) is seeking to appoint a suitable candidate to the position of Program-Specific Assistant Professor in the Center for Human Evolution Modeling Research. The Center is carrying out studies of primates as experimental animals based on a diversity of research disciplines, and is a facility for rearing, caring, and supplying primates for research. As part of its activities, we advance the National Bioresource Project "Japanese monkey". Recently, thrombocytopenia in Japanese macaques has been found at the KUPRI. This time we desire a researcher who investigates to identify the etiological agent and to explore the onset mechanism of this disease. Although prior experience with non-human primates is not essential, the knowledge and experience regarding pathogenic microbiology, especially virology is preferable. The successful candidate is exempt from any administrative jobs and expected to promote the research of the disease from a broad perspective.

2. Application procedure

Candidates are requested to submit the following documents in triplicate (copies are acceptable). English or Japanese is acceptable.

(1) CV with detailed account of academic activity and research grant record.
(2) List of academic publications (indicate your top 10) and reprints.
(3) List of non-academic/popular publications and reprints of those most representative of your research.
(4) Summary of research that the candidate has conducted (about 1000 words).
(5) Summary of research that the candidate intends to carry out at KUPRI (about 1000 words).

All documents must arrive by the deadline (May 9, 2011), and should be sent to the following address:

Dr. Tetsuro MATSUZAWA
Director, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
Inuyama, Aichi 484-8506, JAPAN

3. Selection procedure and feedback to candidates

A committee will be set up at KUPRI to evaluate all candidates, based on the documents submitted. The final decision will be made by all faculty members. Each candidate will be informed of the final decision pertaining to him/herself only.

4. Gender Equality

Kyoto University promotes gender equality.

KUPRI is composed of the following research units: Department of Evolution and Phylogeny, Department of Ecology and Social Behavior, Department of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology, the Center for Human Evolution Modeling Research, the Center for International Collaboration and Advanced Studies in Primatology, Corporate sponsored Department of Comparative Study of Cognitive Development (funded by Benesse Corp.), and Corporate Sponsored Department of Bonobo Research (funded by Hayashibara Group). Graduate level education is conducted within the Division of Biological Science in the Graduate School of Science. Detailed information is available at the following web site: http://www.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp.

For inquiries, please contact Munehiro Okamoto (e-mail: mokamoto@pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp, tel: +81-568-63-0584, fax: +81-568-63-0085).