The Institute for Molecular and Cellular Regulation (IMCR), Gunma University seeks a foreign researcher in the field of endocrinology and metabolism to occupy one (1) position of assistant professor for a term of five academic years.
Approved by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Gunma University’s IMCR is Japan’s only basic research center in the field of endocrinology and metabolism. IMCR aims for high quality in basic medical research in this field and is also involved in many collaborative projects with researchers both in Japan and overseas. As a step toward developing closer relationships with overseas institutes in order to develop research in a global context, we seek one foreign assistant professor, who can help us to pursue this mission.
(Visit https://www.imcr.gunma-u.ac.jp/?lan=en for more information)
- Positions Offered
1 Foreigner Assistant Professorship
The appointee will be affiliated with the IMCR, Gunma University.
・Applicants should be citizens of a country other than Japan.
・Applicants are required to hold a PhD and/or MD degree.
・Applicants should have an outstanding record of achievements in research in the field of endocrinology or metabolism.
・Applicants should be able to manage international collaborative research projects with foreign institutions and universities.
- Term of Employment
Successful applicants will be employed for five years. The performance of the appointee will be assessed by the IMCR Promotion Committee. The appointee who successfully fulfills the evaluation process will then be appointed as a tenured assistant professor at Gunma University.
- Beginning of Employment
Employment will begin on January 1, 2016
- Fields of Research
Gunma University seeks applicants of overseas citizenship in the following fields of research:
Basic medical sciences in endocrinology, metabolism, and related areas.
（1）Perform basic medical research on metabolic syndrome.
（2）Contribute to international collaborative research.
（3）Publish research findings and present findings at domestic and international conferences.
（4）Apply for and obtain research grants from external sources.
（5）Participate in educational activities carried out at the Gunma University undergraduate or graduate schools.
（6）Perform other miscellaneous tasks as required by the University.
- Working Conditions
（1）Appointees will be located at 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 employed in the position advertised. The intellectual property rights belong to the University.
The assistant professor’s salary (annual salary system) is determined in accordance with Gunma University salary regulations.
- Documents to be submitted in support of the application
（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 the applicant’s research.
（6）A specific plan for an international collaborative study (approximately 500 words).
（7）One or two letters of recommendation, or contact information for one or two references (name, affiliation, phone, and e-mail address)
（8）Letter of commitment (Form 4*)
*Downloadable 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 November 2, 2015.
- Selection of Candidates
（1）Selection will be determined through examination of application documents.
（2）Applicants selected in the first screening will be called in for an interview and asked to make a presentation.
（3）Applicants will be informed of the final decision by early in December 2015.
（4）The IMCR promotes gender equality by actively hiring women when candidates are recognized as equivalent in performance evaluation (performance in research, educational performance, and social contributions). The Institute also welcomes foreign researchers who can contribute to the globalization of the Institute.
- Submitting Application Materials
Post all application materials to the address below. On the envelope, please indicate “Foreign Assistant Professor Application Documents.”
Chairman of the foreign assistant professor selection committee
Institute for Molecular and Cellular Regulation, Gunma University
Maebashi, Gunma 371-8512
- For further information, write to the following address:
For further information related to the IMCR program, please contact:
Ms. Miyuki Tanaka
General Affairs Division, Institute for Molecular and Cellular Regulation, Gunma University
Download Application Forms