From: Dr. Takakazu YUMOTO
Director, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
Job Vacancy Announcement
Institution: Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
Section: Cognitive Neuroscience
Job Title: Program-Specific Associate Professor or Assistant Professor
Opening Date: August 3rd, 2018
Closing Date: October 5th, 2018
Formal Hiring Date: Around January 1st, 2019
Job Term: For 5 years until December 31st, 2023: 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
Associate Professor or Assistant Professor for the Department of Neuroscience. The Cognitive Neuroscience Section conducts
neurophysiological, neuroanatomical, behavioral, and neuroimaging studies in humans, macaques, and marmosets. The
Department aims to understand the neural basis underlying human-unique cognitive functions leading to hominization by comparing
functions and structures of the nervous system of other primate species. A person who has knowledge and experience of
neurophysiological studies, neuroimaging studies with MRI, and behavioral studies in both human and 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 of those most representative of your research.
(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 (October 5th, 2018), and should be sent to the following address:
Dr. Takakazu YUMOTO
Director, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University 41-2 Inuyama, Aichi 484-8506, JAPAN
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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 is promoting gender equality.
KUPRI is composed of the following research units: Department of
Evolution and Phylogeny, Department of Ecology and Social Behavior,
Department of Cognitive Science, Department of Neuroscience,
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.). 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: