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Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
Inuyama, Aichi 484-8506, JAPAN
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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: Systems Neuroscience
Job Title: Assistant Professor (non-tenured)
Opening Date: February 14th, 2013
Closing Date: April 5th, 2013
Formal Hiring Date: Around July, 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 Systems Neuroscience Section, Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology. The department consists of the Systems Neuroscience Section and the Molecular Biology Section. In the Systems Neuroscience Section, a wide range of research work, particularly regarding the structure and function of neural networks and their changes during development and aging are performed to elucidate the roles of the central nervous system in nonhuman primates. 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 grant record.
(2) List of academic publications (please mark 10 representative 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 (April 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, Masahiko Takada (e-mail: , tel: +81-568-63-0572, fax: +81-568-63-0085).