[Deadline extended] Researcher recruitment: Assistant Professor Position at the Division of Multicellular Circuit Dynamics, Department of Fundamental Neuroscience, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Okazaki, Japan

1. Position

Assistant Professor, 1 position

2. Affiliation

Division of Multicellular Circuit Dynamics, Department of Fundamental Neuroscience

3. Research field

Our division studies the neural and glial mechanisms of learning- and experience-dependent functional changes in cortical sensory areas. We are looking for a researcher who can actively promote research on plastic changes in neurons and glial cells in sensory-related areas regulated by sensory experience and sensory learning, and their contribution to learning, using imaging and other techniques in mice, especially using the cutting edge technology of optical systems such as holographic microscopy. We are looking for researchers who are interested in and motivated by the department’s research. Experience in imaging and electrophysiological
analysis is preferred but not limited to. If selected, the successful applicant will be expected to actively engage in collaborative research as an Inter-University Research Institution. You will also be responsible for graduate education as a faculty member of the Graduate University for Advanced Studies.

4. Qualifications

Applicants should have a doctoral degree or equivalent research achievement.

5. Period of appointment

Five years. Please note that reappointment is possible based on a performance review, but the total period of employment cannot exceed 10 years from the initial date of hire (in accordance with the institutional regulations). Details are described in the following website; http://www.nips.ac.jp/recruit/index.html

6. Treatment

Salary will be determined based on the NINS’s payment standards, and according to career, ability, and other factors. Other conditions will be determined as stipulated by NINS.

7. Documents to be submitted

(1) Curriculum vitae
(2) Summary of past research, reason for applying, and future aspirations (approximately 1,000 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, 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 or in preparation should not.]
(4) Other reference materials (Appendix 2*)
(5) PDF files of not more than 3 main 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 and then the documents (1) to (5) should be merged into one single PDF document.

8. Application deadline

Applications must be received by the March15th (Friday), 2024 (Japan Standard Time).

9. Date of appointment

As soon as possible after the successful applicant is determined.

10. 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 taken into consideration, if applicants clearly indicate the period of leave on their CV or other documents.

(2) Handling of personal information
Personal information pertaining to applications will be managed appropriately in accordance with the Act on the Protection of Personal Information and related rules of NINS. It will be used only for the purpose of selection and employment.

11. Submission method, submission address, important notice, and contact information

(1) Submission method, submission address
(a) Applicants will indicate their intention to apply to the personnel section, Okazaki Administration Center, National Institutes of Natural Sciences (hereinafter referred to as “personnel section”). — Applicants must send an e-mail to the Personnel Section (E-mail: r7113@orion.ac.jp) 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. — If the recommendation form is submitted separately by the recommender, the personnel section will inform the recommender of the submission method, so please inform the personnel section of the recommender’s email address.

(2) Important notice
To protect personal information, do not send electronic files of the documents to be submitted by e-mail.

(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
E-mail: r7113 @ orion.ac.jp (please remove the spaces before and after @)
(b) Regarding research content
38 Nishigonaka Myodaiji, Okazaki, Aichi, 444-8585, Japan
Division of Multicellular Circuit Dynamics, Department of Fundamental Neuroscience, NIPS, NINS
Professor Hiroaki WAKE
E-mail: hirowake @ nips.ac.jp (please remove the spaces before and after @)