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Seeking a Research Scientist or Postdoctoral Researcher (W22071)(Sound Scene Understanding Team)
RIKEN(The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
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RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project
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National research institute / Independent administrative institute
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Sound Scene Understanding Team,
Goal-Oriented Technology Research Group
RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project
(Laboratory head: Kazuyoshi Yoshii)

[Research field]
The Center for Advanced Intelligence Project has been launched with subsidy from Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology-Japan for “Advanced Integrated Intelligence Platform Project (AIP) -Artificial Intelligence/ Big Data/ Internet of Things/ Cybersecurity-".
The Center conducts fundamental theoretical research and develops an innovative technology, with aiming to advance science and contribute to society or humanity.
This Center is a project with a maximum of 10 years from FY 2016.

For more details about laboratory, please refer to the above "Job posting URL".

[Job title and job description]
Job title, available positions:
Opening for Research Scientist or Postdoctoral Researcher, one position

Research Scientist:
Carries out research and other work in accordance with team research themes. Basically defined as those with a doctoral degree more than 5 years.

Postdoctoral Researcher:
Carries out research and other work in accordance with team research themes under the direction of supervisors. Basically defined as those with a doctoral degree of 5 years or less.

Job description:
Our mission is to develop audio-visual scene understanding systems that can robustly work in the real world. The underlying technical foundations are audio information processing (e.g., source separation, speech enhancement, and speech recognition), visual information processing (e.g., object detection, segmentation, and labeling), light-weight online implementation of these techniques, and statistical machine learning. The applicant must understand our mission and implement various techniques for robots and devices. The applicant is expected to not only publish papers constantly in international conference/journals but also positively conduct proof-of-concept evaluation for industrial application.

[Work location]
Branch and address:
RIKEN on Yoshida campus of Kyoto University
(Yoshida-honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8501 Japan)

[Start of employment]
As early as possible

Scene analysis, audio signal processing, visual information processing, machine learning, real-time processing

Research field
Interdisciplinary science and engineering
Computational science
All Engineering
Mathematical and physical sciences
Job type
Researcher/Postdoc level
Employment status
Work location
Kinki district - Kyoto 

・Must have a Ph.D. or expect to receive a Ph.D. before the date of employment in machine learning, computer science, statistical science, or their related fields.
・Must have knowledge and research abilities related to the fields shown in the job description.
・Must be proactive, cooperative, flexible, and able to respond according to the circumstances.
・Must also have good communication skills and be able to cooperate with the relevant personnel within/outside of the laboratory to fulfill the tasks.


For details about"Salary and benefits",please refer to the above"Job posting URL".

Application period
2023/07/13 Deadline for receipt
Open until the position is filled.
/notification of result
/contact details

[Application and required documents]
Required documents:
Please refer to the above "Job posting URL"regarding the "Required documents".

How to apply:
Applicants must contact the Center for Advanced Intelligence Project before they submit the required documents in PDF format by email to the bellow Email address.
Please use the subject line “W22071_your name_the position that you are applying for" when you apply. (Example “W22071 _Hanako Riken_ Postdoctoral Researcher")
Also, the document names for the letters of recommendation must be “Letter of recommendation_your name." (Example: Letter of recommendation_Hanako Riken). You need to ask your referees to use this document name for the letter.

Application documents will not be returned.
No information can be released regarding application status or evaluation details prior to, during, or after the evaluation process.

Open until the position is filled

[Selection process]
Application screening and interview for selected applicants.

[Contact Information / Send application to]
RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project
Nihonbashi 1-chome Mitsui Building, 15th floor,
1-4-1 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0027, Japan
Email: aip-hr [at]
For inquiries, please send an email.

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