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Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
Inuyama, Aichi 484-8506, JAPAN
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From: Dr. Takakazu YUMOTO
Director, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University

Job Vacancy Announcement

Institution: Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University (KUPRI)
Department: Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology
Job Title: Professor (tenured)
Opening Date: June 15, 2017
Closing Date: September 29, 2017
Formal Hiring Date: Around April, 2018
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 professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology. The Department is conducting cutting-edge research in development, physiology, ecology, evolution, or other research fields of primates, from the perspective of cell- and molecular-level biology. Prior experience with primates is not essential. The successful applicant is expected to promote advanced research on humans and other primates, to teach and supervise graduate students, and to contribute to administration of the Institute.


2. Application procedure
Candidates are requested to submit the following documents. An application written in either English or Japanese is acceptable.
(1) Curriculum Vitae
(2) Detailed account of academic activity and research grant records
(3) List of academic publications (Publications should be listed in chronological order. Corresponding author of each publication should be marked with an asterisk. The publication numbers of your top 10 publications should be circled).
(4) All publications listed in (3)
(5) List of non-academic/general readership publications
(6) Summary of research that the candidate has conducted (about 1000 words).
(7) Summary of research that the candidate intends to carry out at KUPRI (about 1000 words).

Three copies of CD or DVD containing all documents in the PDF format, as well as paper handout of all documents, must arrive by the deadline (17:00 in Japanese Standard Time on Friday, September 29, 2017), and should be sent by registered postal mail to:

Prof. Takakazu YUMOTO, Director
Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
41-2 Kanrin, Inuyama City 484-8506, Japan

The addressee on the envelop should be followed by "Cellular and Molecular Biology Professor" written in red.


3. Selection procedure and feedback to candidates
A committee will be set up at the Faculty Consort to evaluate all candidates, based on the documents submitted. There might be an interview by faculty members. The final decision will be made by all members of the Faculty Consort. 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, Center for Human Evolution Modeling Research, Center for International Collaboration and Advanced Studies in Primatology, Endowed Research Section [Department of Chimpanzee Research (Hayashibara)], and Endowed Research Section [Department of Wildlife Science Research (Nagoya Railroad Co., Ltd)]. 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, please contact Munehiro OKAMOTO, e-mail: okamoto.munehiro.6w[at]kyoto-u.ac.jp
(please change [at] to @)