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Seeking a Research Scientist or Postdoctoral Researcher (W20296)(Information Integration for Neuroscience Team)
RIKEN(The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
Center for Advanced Intelligence Project
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National research institute / Independent administrative institute
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Information Integration for Neuroscience Team
Goal-Oriented Technology Research Group
RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project
(Laboratory head: Motoaki Kawanabe)

[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 information, please refer to the Job posting URL
Information Integration for Neuroscience Team | RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project

[Job title and job descriptions]
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:
We seek a highly motivated research scientist or postdoctoral researcher to develop machine learning techniques in the context of estimating mental and cognitive states from EEG, other biomedical signals and ambient information (video, audio, etc.). Through such methodological development for neuro-technologies and sensing of living activities, we aim to contribute to mental healthcare in daily life and neuroscience in general. Examples of our current interests include (but are not limited to):

・Hierarchical dynamical models for EEG data by extending the tractable neural network model for extracting EEG spatial features (Hirayama et al., ICML2017)
・Robust analysis techniques for EEG and biomedical signals, and integration methods for multi-modal information
・Analysis of real-world video clips to understand daily-life activities
・Statistical learning techniques to extract and visualize personal characteristics encoded in brain functional networks (Hirayama et al., 2016; Takagi et al., NeuroImage 2019), and transfer learning techniques for neuroimaging data of different users (Morioka et al., NeuroImage 2015)

We have access to EEG data as well as multi-sensor data obtained in daily living environments from close collaborators.

[Work location]
Branch and address:
RIKEN Keihanna Campus ( 2-2-2 Hikaridai, Souraku-gun Seika-cho, Kyoto 619-0288, Japan )

[Start of employment]
As early as possible

Machine learning,Biomedical data analysis,Transfer learning,Neuro-technology,sensing of daily-life activities,multi-modal data fusion

Research field
All Engineering
Mathematical/Information science
Computer science
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
・The candidate should possess a doctoral degree in machine learning, computer science, statistics or a related field.
・have preferably interest in neuro-technology and/or sensing of daily-life activities. Research experience in biomedical data analysis will be advantageous, but not mandatory.
・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
2022/03/11 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 “W20296_your name_the position that you are applying for" when you apply. (Example “W20296_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.

Note: 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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