Faculty Positions in Neuroscience

RIKEN Center for Brain Science (CBS)
2-1 Hirosawa, Wako-shi, Saitama, Japan (JP)
Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Commuting and housing allowances will be applied.
October 17 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type


The RIKEN Center for Brain Science (CBS) was launched in April 2018 following the strong 20-year foundation of its predecessor, the Brain Science Institute (BSI). CBS aims to meet society’s ever-growing expectations for brain research.

Now we are newly seeking outstanding neuroscientists for tenure-track Team Leader positions (equivalent to U.S. Assistant or Associate Professors). However, exceptional applications from internationally established neuroscientists may be considered for tenured Team Leader positions (equivalent to U.S. Full Professors). This is our first round of faculty recruitment at CBS, and in the coming several years CBS plans to open approximately 10 new Team Leader positions for outstanding neuroscientists.

At RIKEN CBS, Team Leaders have full intellectual independence, generous internal funds including a highly competitive start-up package and access to ample communal facilities in a collaborative environment. Successful candidates for the Team Leader position must have demonstrated the ability to develop an original, independent and internationally competitive research program.

We encourage applications from all disciplines of neuroscience at the molecular, cellular, circuit, systems and/or cognitive levels using any model animals and/or involving human subjects. Neuroscientists with research interests in psychiatric/neurological diseases or computational/theoretical approaches are also encouraged to apply.

Applications received by the end of November 2018 will be screened in the first round of review, although the call will remain open until the positions are filled.

Applicants should submit the electronic files of a cover letter with a brief summary of their research program and plan, curriculum vitae with copies of five major publications, a detailed statement of current and proposed research, and the names, affiliation and contact details (telephone no. and email address) of three referees along with the information about their relationship to the applicant, to the following address <cbs-search@ml.riken.jp>. In addition, the applicants are requested to arrange for the three reference letters to be sent directly to the same address <cbs-search@ml.riken.jp>. If possible, one of the three referees should be the current supervisor, and the letters should be signed and addressed to Dr. Yasushi Miyashita, Director of RIKEN Center for Brain Science. All files and recommendation letters should be written in English.

[For details, see our home page :https://cbs.riken.jp/en/careers/open_faculty_positions/?utm_source=display&utm_medium=science ]

Email: cbs-search@ml.riken.jp
Search Committee, RIKEN Center for Brain Science
2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198, Japan
Fax: +81-48-462-4914,

RIKEN CBS is located just outside of the international metropolis of Tokyo. English is the primary language used in activities at CBS, including seminars and administration. Institutional support is available to help non-Japanese speaking scientists, whom we particularly encourage to apply. RIKEN Center for Brain Science is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

For further inquiries please contact the RIKEN CBS Search Committee
< cbs-search@ml.riken.jp>.

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