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

Job Vacancy Announcement

Hiring Organization
Institution: Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University (KUPRI)
Department: Center for International Collaboration and Advanced Studies in Primatology (CICASP)

Job Title:
Foreign Research Associate (Postdoctoral position)

Job Description
The Center for International Collaboration and Advanced Studies in Primatology (CICASP), a department of the Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University, is looking for a primatologist to be appointed as a foreign research associate (a postdoctoral position). Applicants must have a Ph.D. and a strong research background in a domain within the discipline of Primatology. The successful applicant should have a clear plan for research to be carried out on primates, they should be able to publish their research, and they should be willing to work toward promoting the activities of the CICASP department. CICASP works toward fostering international collaboration in Primatology, as well as providing guidance and education in English to graduate students at KUPRI. Fluency in English is essential. As this is foreign research associate position, the nationality of the applicant should be non-Japanese.

Application procedure

Candidates are requested to submit the following documents written in English:
1) CV
2) Detailed account of academic activity and research grant record
3) List of academic publications and reprints
4) Summary of research that the candidate has conducted (about 1000 words)
5) Summary of research that the candidate plans to carry out (about 1000 words)
6) Ideas about how the candidate intends to promote and carry out the educational activities of CICASP (about 500 words)

All of the documents must arrive by the application deadline (March 2nd 2012, Japan time), and should be sent either to:
cicasp@pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp (subject heading: "Application for Foreign Research Associate")
OR to the following address:
Dr. Tetsuro Matsuzawa (Re: Application for Foreign Research Associate)
Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
41-2 Kanrin, Inuyama, Aichi 484-8506, Japan

Application Deadline
Opening Date: February 8th 2012
Closing Date: March 2nd 2012 (Japan time)

Term of Appointment
Formal Hiring Date: April 1st 2012
Job Term: 1 year contract, subject to extension on an annual basis

Salary/ funding
The yearly salary is set at approximately 3 million yen per year (approximately $39,000 us dollars at the current exchange rate).

Selection Procedure
A committee will be set up at CICASP- KUPRI to evaluate all candidates, based on the documents submitted. Interviews conducted by CICASP faculty members will be given to select candidates. The final decision will be made by the committee. Each candidate will be informed of the decision as it pertains to him or herself.