ERATO GUIDE FOR PROSPECTIVE RESEARCHERS - 1996
Link - http://www2.jst-c.go.jp/jst/erato/erato-e/contents-e.html
JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
Link - http://www.jst-c.go.jp/EN/
INTRODUCTION TO ERATO
Link - http://www2.jst-c.go.jp/jst/erato/erato-e/NewPositions/Introduction.html
The Japan Science and Technology Corporation (JST) (formerly the Research Development Corporation of Japan),
a statutory agency of the Japanese Government, invites applications for research positions in its new ERATO
projects listed below from young scientists interested in recognized, well-funded, multidisciplinary research.
ERATO projects operate for five-year terms and are independent from the Project Directors home institutions.
The U.S. National Science Foundation's JTEC Program (see
The quality of science in ERATO is "uniformly high."
The research is "cutting edge."
In a number of (past) projects, ERATO was responsible for expanding work that
was in its infancy, to that it had international impact."
Work from ERATO is "renowned worldwide."
"Numerous projects are 'world class'".
"In at least one instance, the ERATO Project can be considered
to have created the field."
Kawato DYNAMIC BRAIN Project
Link - http://www2.jst-c.go.jp/jst/erato/erato-e/NewPositions/Kawato.html"
Fields: ROBOTICS, NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY, COMPUTATIONAL THEORY, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Research: Neurophysiological events involved in training the brain, especially the cerebellum to control motor skills, including implementation of theories in robots
Director: Dr. Mitsuo Kawato, ATR
Inoue PHOTOCHIROGENESIS Project
Link - http://www2.jst-c.go.jp/jst/erato/erato-e/NewPositions/Inoue.html
Fields: PHOTOCHEMISTRY, ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY, SUPRAMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY, LASER CHEMISTRY
Research: Creation of chiral compounds using circularly polarized light, including circularly polarized VUV light, chiral photosensitizers and chiral hosts
Director: Professor Yoshihisa Inoue, Osaka University
Yokoyama CYTOLOGIC Project
Link - http://www2.jst-c.go.jp/jst/erato/erato-e/NewPositions/Yokoyama.html
Fields: BIOCHEMISTRY, MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, COMPUTING THEORY, STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY
Research: Amino acyl-tRNA synthetases as keys to altering the genetic code and elucidating the autocompiling responses of cells to their environment
Director: Professor Shigeyuki Yokoyama, The University of Tokyo
Tsukita CELL AXIS Project
Link - http://www2.jst-c.go.jp/jst/erato/erato-e/NewPositions/Tsukita.html
Fields: CELL BIOLOGY, MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, MEMBRANE BIOLOGY, BIOCHEMISTRY
Research: The mechanisms by which cells arrange their internal structures in response to their environment, emphasis on epithelial and nerve cells
Director: Professor Shoichiro Tsukita, Kyoto University
Joining ERATO from OVERSEAS
Link - http://www2.jst-c.go.jp/jst/erato/erato-e/NewPositions/JoiningERATO.html
Deadline - 1 February 1997
The 1996 ERATO GUIDE FOR PROSPECTIVE RESEARCHERS is available on the Internet
(http://www2.jst-c.go.jp/jst/erato/erato-e/NewPositions/) or from the ERATO Overseas Representative.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree with less than 5 years of postdoctoral experience,
be willing to stay at least one year, and be fluent in English or Japanese.
Applications must include
1) a letter describing background and interests (important!),
2) curriculum vitae,
3) list of publications,
4) copies of representative publications, and
5) names and addresses of references.
SEND APPLICATIONS BY POST (SNAIL MAIL) ONLY.
APPLICATIONS BY ELECTRONIC MAIL CANNOT BE ACCEPTED.
For an ERATO APPLICATION FORM
See - http://www2.jst-c.go.jp/jst/erato/erato-e/NewPositions/Form.txt
Applications Accepted by
ERATO Overseas Representative, c/o, ISTA, Inc.
950 Conestoga Road, Rosemont, PA 19010 USA
Voice: +1-610-527-4538, Fax: +1-610-527-2041
Internet: engel at jrdc.go.jp