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From: Dr. Tetsuro MATSUZAWA
Director, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University

Job Vacancy Announcement

Institution: Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University (KUPRI)
Department: Center for International Collaboration and Advanced Studies in Primatology (CICASP)
Job Title: Foreign research associate (Postdoc job)
Opening Date: March 15th, 2011
Closing Date: March 22nd, 2011
Formal Hiring Date: April 1st 2011
Job Term: 1year but this can be extended (annual contract)

1. Job description

The Primate Research Institute invites applications for a research associate (postdoc job) position in CICASP, a new center established in 2009. Kyoto University is one of the top universities in Japan. For more information, please view the following website http://www.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en. The Primate Research Institute is one of the 14 Research Institutes of Kyoto University, and is an international center for Primatology. For further information, please visit: http://www.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp. The CICASP aims to promote the international collaboration and the advanced studies in Primatology. It also targets at Ph.D. and Master's program for foreign students of the Graduate School of Science. The applicants must have a Ph.D. degree, a strong research background and a commitment to teaching excellence, and a good research record in Primatology in any domain of the discipline. The successful candidate should be able to help both Japanese and foreign students to publish articles and to carry out their research, and to contribute the management of CICASP. The starting date of the position is April 1st, 2011. Fluency in English and some experience in Japanese is essential. The nationality of the applicant should be non-Japanese

2. Application procedure

Candidates are requested to submit the following documents in triplicate (copies are acceptable). It must be in English

(1) CV
(2) Detailed account of academic activity and research grant record.
(3) List of academic publications and reprints.
(4) List of non-academic/popular publications and reprints of those most representative of your research.
(5) Summary of research that the candidate has conducted (about 1000 words).
(6) Summary of research that the candidate intends to carry out at KUPRI (about 1000 words).
(7) Ideas about how the candidate can contribute to the education and management of CICASP (about 500 words)
(8) Support letter from professional Primatologist
All documents must arrive by the deadline (March 22nd , 2011), and should be sent to the following address:

Dr. Tetsuro MATSUZAWA (Application for foreign research associate - postdoc job)
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 CICASP-KUPRI to evaluate all candidates, based on the documents submitted There must be an interview by CICASP faculty members. The final decision will be made by the committee. Each candidate will be informed of the final decision pertaining to him/herself only.

4. Gender Equality

Kyoto University has been promoting for 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 Sponcored 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 Tetsuro Matsuzawa (e-mail: matsuzaw@pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp, tel: +81-568-63-0547, fax:+81-568-62-2428).