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Job Vacancy Announcement
From: Dr. Takakazu Yumoto
Director, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University

Job Vacancy Announcement

Institution: Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
Department: Neuroscience
Section: Systems Neuroscience
Job Title: Program-Specific Assistant Professor (AMED)
Opening Date: November 14th, 2019
Closing Date: December 13th, 2019
Formal Hiring Date: Around April 1st, 2020
Job Term: For 4 years until March 31st, 2024
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 research project entitled "Brain mapping by integrated neurotechnologies for disease studies (Brain/MINDS)" by Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED). This research project is conducted in the Systems Neuroscience Section at the Department of Neuroscience, and the objective of the project is to develop gene transfer techniques for primate brains by means of novel viral vector systems and to establish cutting-edge methodologies for elucidating the structure and function of neural networks and producing gene-manipulated model animals. A person who has knowledge and experience of neurophysiological and/or neuroanatomical studies in nonhuman primates (especially common marmosets) 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 (December 13th, 2019), 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
In accordance with the gender equality promotion policy at Kyoto University, all else being equal, women will be given priority in the selection process based on Article 8 of the "Act on Securing Equal Opportunity and Treatment for Men and Women in the Workplace".

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 Masahiko Takada (e-mail: takada.masahiko.7x@kyoto-u.ac.jp)