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Seeking a Research Scientist or Postdoctral Researcher (W21045)(Structured Learning Team)
RIKEN(The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
Center for Advanced Intelligence Project
Institution type
National research institute / Independent administrative institute
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Structured Learning Team
Generic Technology Research Group
RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project
(Laboratory head: Yoshinobu Kawahara)

[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 above Job posting URL.

[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:
In Structural Learning Team, we develop novel models, algorithms and theories for machine learning using various kinds of structures in data or learning mechanisms. Some of the main topics investigated in our team are as follows: Machine learning and dynamical system, Combinatorial or discrete structure in machine learning, and Learning with structural prior knowledge. Please refer the website of our team for further details. The successful applicant is expected to work on research themes conducted in our team, or related ones on machine learning.

[Work location]
Branch and address:
RIKEN AIP Center in Kyushu University Ito Campus
(744, Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka)

[Start of employment]
As early as possible (Negotiable)

Research field
All Informatics
All Engineering
Mathematical and physical sciences
All Mathematical and physical science
Job type
Researcher/Postdoc level
Employment status
Work location
Kyushu and Okinawa district - Fukuoka 

must have a Ph.D. or expect to receive a Ph.D. before the date of employment in machine learning, computer science, statistics or a related field.
must have some achievements in machine learning or the related fields, or willingness to work on problems in these fields.
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
2022/05/19 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 “W21045_your name_the position that you are applying for" when you apply. (Example “W21045_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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