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From: Dr. Hirohisa HIRAI
Director, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University

Job Vacancy Announcement

Institution: Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
Department: Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Section: Cognitive Neuroscience
Job Title: Program-Specific Assistant Professor
Opening Date: November 13th, 2014
Closing Date: January 9th, 2015
Formal Hiring Date: Around April 1st, 2015
Job Term: For 4 years until March 31st, 2019: Possible to extend the term
Salary Range: Subject to the 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 for the Department of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. The Cognitive Neuroscience Section starts a new project (Brain Mapping by Integrated Neurotechnologies for Disease Studies, Brain/MINDS) studying neural networks controlling higher brain functions in common marmosets. The Department aims to elucidate neural networks underlying cognitive and social behavior of common marmosets with behavioral, brain imaging, and neurophysiological as well as neuroanatomical techniques. A person who has knowledge and experience of behavioral studies in marmosets, brain imaging studies with MRI, and neurophysiological studies in nonhuman primates is preferable. The successful candidate is exempt from any administrative responsibilities.

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 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 (January 9th, 2015), and should be sent to the following address:

Dr. Hirohisa HIRAI
Director, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
41-2 Kanrin, Inuyama, Aichi 484-8506, JAPAN
《Job application : “Brain/MINDS”》

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, the Corporate Sponsored Department of Chimpanzee Research (funded by Hayashibara Co. Ltd.), the Corporate Sponsored Department of Wildlife Science (funded by Nagoya Railroad Co. Ltd.), Hominid Cognition Project, and Long-term Field Study Project. Graduate level education is conducted within the Division of Biological Science in the Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University. Detailed information is available at the following web site: http://www.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/

For inquiries, please contact Katsuki Nakamura (e-mail: nakamura.katsuki.4z@kyoto-u.ac.jp)