Professor Position at Department of System Neuroscience, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, National Institutes of Natural Sciences (Japan)

National Institute for Physiological Sciences (NIPS), the National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), invites applications for the position of Professor.

1. Position

Professor, one position

2. Research field

The NIPS is an inter-university research institute in the field of basic medical science that aims to understand the functions and mechanisms of the human body and brain. This position is open to researchers who aim to gain a systems-level understanding of brain functions by conducting neuroscience research using non-human primates, especially macaque monkeys, as a model to reproduce human perception and behavior. We call for internationally outstanding individuals who have excellent achievements in the above research fields and a willingness to actively contribute to the development of the relevant research community.
The successful applicant will be expected to actively engage in collaborative research with domestic and overseas researchers, as well as in the operation of the National BioResource Project Japanese Macaques, which are both important missions of the NIPS. In addition, as a faculty member of the Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI), the successful applicant will also be in charge of graduate education.

3. Qualifications

Applicants should have a doctoral degree or equivalent research achievement.

4. Period of appointment

Five years. Renewable after a qualification review.

5. Treatment

Salary will be determined in accordance with the NINS’s payment standards. Other conditions will be determined as stipulated by NINS.

6. Documents to be submitted

(1) Curriculum vitae (please use the attached designated format*)
(2) Summary of past research, the reason for applying, and future perspectives (approximately 1,500 words)
(3) List of publications (Appendix 1*) [The list must include the names of all authors, titles of papers, journal names, volume number, page number (beginning and end pages, or manuscript number in the case of Open Access Journal), and year of publication. Original papers and review articles (including books) should be listed separately. Papers in press should be included; but papers under submission, those with preprints (e.g., bioRxiv), or those in preparation should not.]
(4) Other reference materials (Appendix 2*)
(5) PDF files of no more than ten leading publications
(6) Letter of recommendation (at least one letter; please use the attached designated format*; the letter can be sent separately by the recommender.)

*Please download the designated formats for (1), (3), (4), and (6) from the following URL:
*The above documents (1) to (6) should be prepared in PDF format. The documents (1) to (5) should be merged into a single PDF document.

7. Application deadline

Applications in PDF format must be received by noon on August 10 (Thursday), 2023 (Japan Standard Time).

8. Date of appointment

As early as possible after April 1, 2024.

9. Others

(1) Gender equality
1. NIPS complies with the Act on Equal Employment Opportunities and is committed to promoting gender equality.
2. NIPS gives hiring priority to female applicants when they are recognized as equivalent during performance evaluations.
3. Maternity, childcare, or nursing care leave is considered if applicants indicate the leave period on their CV or other documents.

(2) Handling of personal information
Personal information about applications will be managed appropriately by the Act on the Protection of Personal Information and related rules of NINS. It will be used only for selection and employment.

10. Submission method and address, important notice, and contact information

(1) Submission method and address
(a) Applicants must send an e-mail to the personnel section, Okazaki Administration Center, NINS (hereinafter referred to as “personnel section”; stating their “name,” “affiliation,” “phone number,” and “email address” to indicate their intention to apply.
(b) The personnel section will inform the applicant as to how to submit the electronic file of the application documents.
(c) If the recommender submits the recommendation form separately, the personnel section will inform the recommender of the submission method. Applicants are requested to inform the personnel section of the recommender’s email address when they express their intension to apply.

(2) Important notice
(a) To protect personal information, do not send any electronic files of the documents by e-mail.
(b) Notification of the intent to apply must be received by noon on August 3 (Thursday), 2023 (Japan Standard Time).

(3) Contacts for inquiries
(a) Regarding submission method, salary, and benefits
38 Nishigonaka Myodaiji, Okazaki, Aichi, 444-8585, Japan
The personnel section, Okazaki Administration Center, NINS
Phone: +81-564-55-7113
(b) Regarding research content and others
38 Nishigonaka Myodaiji, Okazaki, Aichi, 444-8585, Japan
Division of Behavioral Development, Department of System Neuroscience, NIPS, NINS
Professor Masaki Isoda
NIPS website: