FACULTY POSITION AT THE RIKEN BRAIN SCIENCE INSTITUTE (tenure-track Team Leader or tenured Senior Team Leader)

The Brain Science Institute (BSI) of RIKEN (Institute of Physical and Chemical Research) in Wako, Japan, is seeking outstanding neuroscientists for tenure-track Team Leader positions (equivalent to a U.S. Assistant or Associate Professor) or a tenured Senior Team Leader position (equivalent to U.S. Full Professor).
The area and theme of research we wish to strengthen are broad, covering molecular, cellular, genetic, neural circuit and systems neuroscience in health and disease. We are particularly interested in investigators who study basic mechanisms of nervous system function using an interdisciplinary approach that includes some combination of genetics, electrophysiology, optical imaging and behavioral neuroscience.
Candidates for the Team Leader positions should have demonstrated the strong ability to develop a significant and original research program, while candidates for the Senior Team Leader position should be one of the world leaders in his/her research field.
A generous annual research fund and start-up package will be provided, in addition to an apartment/condo rental allowance and other employee benefits.
The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately. The search will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a summary of current and proposed research, and arrange for three letters of recommendation, all to be sent to:
Search Committee 1, RIKEN Brain Science Institute
2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198, Japan
Fax: +81-48-467-9683;
Email: search20101@brain.riken.jp
RIKEN-BSI is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.