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Open Faculty Position


Graduate School of Life Science at University of Hyogo ( invites applicants for a full-time Associate Professor position.


1. Position title and number of position: One Full-Time Associate Professor

2. Affiliation: Division of Biological Information, Department of Life Science, Graduate School of Life Science

3. Research field and education: The successful candidate should have an enthusiasm for the research on the field of neuroscience and/or developmental biology using zebrafish as a simple vertebrate model and is highly expected to contribute to progress in novel fields of bioscience, using molecular, genetic, physiological, imaging or other techniques. Candidates without previous experience in working with zebrafish could be also considered. The candidate will develop his/her research project in cooperation with Professor Kohei Hatta at the Laboratory of Biological Information. The educational responsibilities are i) to give lectures on neuroscience and general education courses and ii) to supervise research activities for fourth-year undergraduate students and graduate students. Some lectures are held in English.

4. Start of employment: April 1, 2019 (estimated date)

5. Qualification:

(1) Ph.D. and relevant research experience

(2) Communication skills in Japanese

6. Application documents:

(1) Detailed curriculum vitae with the applicant's photo and email address

(2) List of publications, which should be subdivided into five categories of peer-reviewed papers, review articles, books, proceedings, and others.

(3) Reprints or copies of no more than five selected papers (mark them with * in the publication list)

(4) Statement outlining previous achievements in research and education (approximately 1,000 words in total)

(5) Statement outlining future plans in research and education (approximately 1,000 words in total)

(6) List of research grants, in which Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator should be specified.

(7) Two recommendation letters, or a list of the names and contact addresses of two references.

The applicants should submit the printed paper versions of all necessary documents (1) - (6) together with a USB flash drive or a CD-ROM that contains the PDF files. Submission by email is unacceptable.

7. Application deadline: October 1, 2018

8. Selection process: Review of application forms as the primary selection and an interview including a scientific seminar and a trial lecture as the final selection. The interviewee has to pay his/her own travel expenses to attend the interview.

9. Address for application submission:

Prof. Yoshitsugu Shiro, Dean

Graduate School of Life Science, University of Hyogo

3-2-1 Kouto, Kamigori-cho, Ako-gun, Hyogo 678-1297, Japan

Please write “Application for Associate Professor-ship for Laboratory of Biological Information” in red on the front cover of the envelope. Application documents should be sent by registered mail. Note that the application documents will not be returned.

10. Inquiry about the position:

Prof. Kohei Hatta

Graduate School of Life Science, University of Hyogo

3-2-1 Kouto, Kamigori-cho, Ako-gun, Hyogo 678-1297, Japan

TEL: +81-791-58-0179 E-mail:

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