Posted on June 3, 2011
The RIKEN Brain Science Institute (BSI) is seeking outstanding neuroscientists for tenure-track Team Leader positions (equivalent to U.S. Assistant or Associate Professor) and for a tenured Senior Team Leader position (equivalent to U.S. Full Professor) to investigate the brain.

We encourage applications from all disciplines of neuroscience, but we are particularly interested in investigators who study basic mechanisms of brain function at the molecular, cellular, circuit and/or systems levels that may allow current or future advances in the elucidation and treatment of brain disease. We also welcome applications from researchers who are developing and using innovative approaches to study higher cognitive brain function.

Candidates for the Team Leader positions should have demonstrated the potential to develop an original, significant, and independent research program of global excellence, while candidates for the Senior Team Leader position should be one of the world leaders in her/his research field.

RIKEN is located near the international metropolis of Tokyo, Japan and provides excellent support for native English-speaking investigators and global interactions in neuroscience. RIKEN Brain Science Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications of women are strongly encouraged.

Applicants should submit a cover letter briefly summarizing their research program and plan, curriculum vitae, detailed summary of current and proposed research, and arrange for three letters of recommendation, to be sent to:

Search Committee, RIKEN Brain Science Institute
2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198, Japan
Fax: +81-48-467-9683, Email: search2011@brain.riken.jp