Institute for Molecular and Cellular Regulation, Gunma University is seeking a qualified researcher in the field of endocrinology and metabolism to occupy one (1) position of “Tenure Track (TT) Assistant Professor” from 2015 through 2019, i.e. for four academic years.
This program has been implemented to encourage and establish a tenure-track system that offers qualified young researchers a career path to carry out their work in an autonomous research environment. Young researchers who show outstanding achievement in their fields then become eligible for full-time tenured posts at Gunma University.
Start-up funds of \6,000,000 will be provided during the first year following appointment and \2,000,000 in the second year. The appointee will also be allocated office and laboratory space (approximately 40 m2). Please note that laboratory space and the amount of annually allocated research grants are subject to change depending on the university’s annual budget.
Appointees will have access to laboratories shared with the Institute for Molecular and Cellular Regulation and the Biosignal Genome Resource Center. For further information on these facilities, refer to the link below. These facilities will aid you in devising a research project plan (to be submitted after employment) and to develop research proposals to secure external funding.
Furthermore, appointees will be supported by our Mentor Advisory System, which is a team consisting of a mentor (veteran professor) and several advisors (professionals in the research field).
1. Positions Offered
1 TT (Tenure Track) Assistant Professor
Appointees are affiliated with the Institute for Molecular and Cellular Regulation, Gunma University.
・Applicants are required to hold a PhD and/or MD title.
・Applicants should have an outstanding record of achievement in the field of endocrinology or metabolism, as noted in category 6 below.
・Applicants should be thoroughly proficient in Japanese.
4. Term of Employment
Successful applicants will be employed from December 1, 2015 to March 31, 2019. The performance of the appointee will be assessed by the Tenure Track Promotion Committee of the Institute for Molecular and Cellular Regulation. At the end of the four-year program, the reviewee who has successfully completed the tenure evaluation process will then be newly appointed as full-time tenured members of Gunma University from April 2019.
5. Beginning of Employment
Employment starts from December 1, 2015
6. Fields of Research
Gunma University is seeking applications in the following fields of research:
Endocrinology and Metabolism (in particular, basic medical sciences)
(1)Perform basic medical research on metabolic syndrome, especially in epigenetics, multiple organ association, and regenerative medicine.
(2)Contribute to international collaborative study.
(3)Publish research findings and present findings at domestic and international conferences.
(4)Apply for and obtain external research grants.
(5)Participate in educational activities carried out in the Gunma University undergraduate or graduate schools.
(6)Perform other miscellaneous tasks as required by the University.
8. Working Conditions
(1)Appointees will be located on the Gunma University Showa Campus.
(2)Appointees are subject to Gunma University employment regulations.
(3)University regulations apply to inventions and/or discoveries produced while on the job. Subsequent intellectual property rights belong to the University.
TT Assistant Professor’s income is determined according to Gunma University Salary regulations (annual salary system)
10. Research Funds and University Support
(1)Start-up funds of \6,000,000 for the first year and \2,000,000 for the second year will be allocated to a TT Assistant Professor. The amount of the allocation may be subject to change depending on the university’s annual budget. Floor space of about 40 m2 (including office space and laboratory space) is provided.
(2)Support is available to TT Assistant Professor via the Mentor Advisory System.
11. Documents to be submitted in support of the applicatio
(1)Curriculum Vitae (Form 1*)
(2)List of Publications (Form 2*)
(3)List of scientific research fund grants received during the past 10 years (Form 3*)
(4)Copies of up to 3 publications
(5)A Statement of Purpose of approximately 1000 words regarding the objectives of your research
(6)A letter of recommendation or contact information for two references (name, affiliation, phone, and e-mail address)
(7)Letter of Commitment (Form 4*) * May be downloaded from the Gunma University website (https://www.imcr.gunma-u.ac.jp/?lan=en). Application forms will not be returned.
Application documents must reach Gunma University by September 14, 2015.
13. Selection of Candidate
(1)Selection will be determined through examination of application documents.
(2)Applicants may be called in for an interview and/or asked to make a presentation. Applicants will be informed about details at a later date.
(3)Applicants will be informed of the final decision by post in late October 2015.
(4)Institute for Molecular and Cellular Regulation promotes gender equality by actively hiring women when candidates are recognized as equivalent in performance evaluation (performance research, education performance, and social contributions). The Institute for Molecular and Cellular Regulation also welcomes foreign researchers who can contribute to the globalization of the Institute.
14. Submitting Application Materials
Post all application materials to the address below. On the envelope, please indicate “TT Assistant Professor Application Documents.”
The chairman of the TT assistant professor selection committee
Institute for Molecular and Cellular Regulation, Gunma University 3-39-15, Showa-machi
Maebashi, Gunma 371-8512 JAPAN
15. For further information, write to the following address:
To ask questions related to the Tenure-Track Program, please contact:
Ms. Miyuki Tanaka
General Affairs Division, Institute for Molecular and Cellular Regulation, Gunma University
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