Project Assistant Professor(Full-time Fixed-term Project Staff) at The Institute for Physics of Intelligence

Personnel & Job Information 2021/12/15

1. Title and Numbers:
Project Assistant Professor, one position

2. Term of Employment:
Starting Date: April 1, 2022
The first contract will be ended on March 31, 2023 (due to Japanese fiscal year)

3. Renewal of Contract:
Your employment agreement may be renewed. However, your employment agreement will be renewed up to twice and the renewed term cannot be extended beyond March 31, 2025. Renewal of the agreement will be determined by the following factors: All relevant factors, such as progress of the work assigned to you, your performance, work record, and attitude, your medical conditions, budget status, and/or the amount of the work at the end of the term.

4. Probation Period:
6 months from the date of employment

5. Place of Work:
Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo (7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)

6. Affiliation:
Kabashima Group, The Institute for Physics of Intelligence

7. Contents of Work Duties:
Research on JST CREST Project “Deciphering intracellular phenomena through information flow”, and assistance of supervision of graduate students engaging in the project

8. Working Hours:
Discretionary work system for professional work applies and working hours will be deemed as 7 hours and 45 minutes per day.

9. Days off:
Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays, and the year-end and New Year holidays (December 29 to January 3)

10. Leave:
Annual Paid Leave, Special Leave, etc.

11. Wages, etc.:
Annual Salary System applies and monthly paid salary will be around JPY 340,000 to JPY 500,000 including performance/achievement allowance. (The salary will be decided taking your qualifications, capacity, experience etc. into account.) Commuting Allowance (up to JPY 55,000 per month) if the payment conditions are satisfied.

12. Insurance:
You will be automatically enrolled in the insurance from the Mutual Aid Association of MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) and Employment Insurance.

13. Qualification Requirements:
A Ph.D. is required by the start of employment.

14. Documents to be Submitted:
(1) CV (including applicant’s photograph)
(2) list of achievements (original papers, review articles, invited talks, etc.)
(3) reprints of three selected publications
(4) summary of the past research activities (about 2 page long)
(5) names and contact information of two people who can provide reference letters

15. Submission Method:
Submit a single pdf document (within 10MB) to
Prof. Yoshiyuki Kabashima,
Indicate “Application for specially appointed assistant professorship at the Institute for Physics of Intelligence” in the subject. Please send an inquiry to the above address if you do not get an email for receipt confirmation within a few business days.

16. Application Deadline and Selection Process:
Applications must arrive no later than January 17, 2022.
Successful candidates will be selected by an interview after passing a pre-screening based on the application documents. It is possible to have the interview remotely.

17. Contact:
Prof. Yoshiyuki Kabashima

18. Name of Recruiter:
The University of Tokyo

19. Others:
Personal information received through this application process will not be used for any other purposes. The University of Tokyo is committed to gender equality and encourages applications from all qualified candidates without regard to their gender. (

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