The Institute for Molecular and Cellular Regulation (IMCR), Gunma University is seeking researchers in the field of endocrinology and metabolism to occupy two full professorships for a term of five academic years.
Approved by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), IMCR is Japan’s only basic research center in the field of endocrinology and metabolism. Responding to social demand, IMCR aims for high-quality basic medical research on life-style maladies such as metabolic syndrome. IMCR is also involved in many collaborative projects undertaken upon request from the scientific community. IMCR seeks two full professors with distinguished records in basic medical research and outstanding achievements in the study of endocrinology, metabolism, and related areas. We are seeking researchers who study in particular either 1) biological regulatory systems involving multiple organs, including the nervous and immune systems (hereafter, multi-organ-related systems), or 2) cell regulation, differentiation, and regeneration in endocrine and metabolic systems (hereafter, highly differentiated cell regulation and differentiation systems). After taking up the appointment, the professors may rename their laboratory and employ one assistant professor.
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- Positions Offered
Appointees will be affiliated with the IMCR, Gunma University.
・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 thoroughly proficient in Japanese.
- Term of Employment
Successful applicants will be employed for five years. The performance of the appointees will be assessed at the end of their terms by the IMCR Promotion Committee. The appointee who successfully fulfills the evaluation process will then be appointed as a tenured professor at Gunma University.
- Beginning of Employment
Employment will begin on April 1, 2016
- Fields of Research
Gunma University seeks applications for two professorships in the following fields of research:
Basic medical sciences in endocrinology, metabolism, and related areas, in particular, in the areas of 1) multi-organ-related systems and 2) highly differentiated cell regulation systems.
（1）Perform basic medical research in the field described in category 6 above.
（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 professor’s salaries (annual salary system) are determined in accordance with the 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 5 publications
（5）A statement of purpose of approximately 1,500 words regarding the objectives of the applicant’s research.
（6）Two letters of recommendation (one of which should be written by a member from outside of current affiliation).
（7）Letter of commitment (Form 4*)
（8）Storage medium (CD, DVD, or USB clip drive), containing pdf files of (1)-(5) and (7).
*Downloadable from the Gunma University website (https://www.imcr.gunma-u.ac.jp/?lan=en). Application forms will not be returned.
Applicants may specify their wish to apply for “professorship of multi-organ-related systems” or “professorship of highly differentiated cell regulation systems.” Applicants may also choose both.
Application documents must reach Gunma University by November 27, 2015.
- Selection of Candidates
（1）Selection will be determined through examination of application documents.
（2）Applicants will be called in for an interview and asked to make a presentation. Applicants selected in the first screening will be contacted at a later date.
（3）Applicants will be informed of the final decision by post in late February 2016.
（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 “Professor Application Documents.”
Chairman of the 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