From: Dr. Hirohisa HIRAI
Director, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
Job Vacancy Announcement
Institution: Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
Department: Cellular and Molecular Biology
Section: Molecular Biology
Job Title: Assistant Professor (non-tenured)
Opening Date: May 10th, 2013
Closing Date: July 5th, 2013
Formal Hiring Date: Around December, 2013
Job Term: Initial 7-year-term employment with further extension of 5
years possible upon evaluation of performance
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 Assistant Professor in
the Molecular Biology Section, Department of Cellular and Molecular
Biology. The department consists of the Systems Neuroscience Section
and the Molecular Biology Section. In the Molecular Biology Section, a
wide range of research is performed on primates with the goal of
elucidating the molecular and cellular basis for specific behaviors
and adaptations to the environment, particularly, by investigating the
structure and function of DNA, RNA, and proteins and their
evolutionary roles in primates including humans. Prior experience with
nonhuman primates is not essential. Adequate knowledge of Japanese is
required, as the successful candidate is required to fully participate
in faculty meetings and other administrative matters conducted in
Japanese, and to lecture graduate students in either English or
Japanese. Faculty members are also expected to promote the research of
primates from a broad perspective, to teach and supervise graduate
students, and to contribute to the administration of the institute.
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
(2) List of academic publications (please mark 5 representative
publications) and the reprints of all the publications.
(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
(5) Summary of research that the candidate intends to carry out at
KUPRI (about 1000 words).
All documents must arrive by the deadline (July 5th, 2013), and
should be sent to the following address:
Dr. Hirohisa HIRAI
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 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, and Endowed Research Section [Chimpanzee (Hayashibara)
Research Section]. 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, Hiroo Imai (e-mail: ,
tel: +81-568-63-0577, fax: +81-568-63-0085).