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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
Opening Date: December 13th, 2018
Closing Date: January 4th, 2019
Formal Hiring Date: Around April 1st, 2019
Job Term: For 5 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 "Development and application of optical technology for spatiotemporal control of biological functions (Opt Bio)" by Core Research for Evolutionary Science and Technology (CREST). This research project is conducted in the Systems Neuroscience Section at the Department of Neuroscience, and the objective of the project is to elucidate and reconstruct dopamine functions by optogenetic approaches in nonhuman primates. Detailed research plans are as follows: (1) Development of optogenetic methodologies applicable to the primate brain; (2) Elucidation of roles of topographical dopamine signals in the cortico-basal ganglia circuit; and (3) Reconstruction of dopamine functions by optogenetic approaches in the primate brain. A person who has knowledge and experience of neurophysiological and/or neuroanatomical studies in 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 (January 4th, 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
«Job application : "Program-Specific Assistant Professor"»

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