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
(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
(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).