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Seeking a Research Scientist or Postdoctoral Researcher (W22180) (Continuous Optimization Team)
RIKEN(The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
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Center for Advanced Intelligence Project
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National research institute / Independent administrative institute
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Continuous Optimization Team
Generic Technology Research Group
RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project
(Laboratory head: Akiko Takeda)

[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.
*The applicant will be assigned to an appropriate position based on his/her ability, aptitude, etc.

Job description:
Continuous Optimization Team is mainly conducting research with the aim of developing new optimization methods in the fields of mathematical optimization and machine learning. Recent research themes include the development of efficient algorithms to mathematical optimization problems that are difficult to solve, such as large-scale convex optimization problems, non-convex optimization problems composed of non-convex functions, and uncertain optimization problems that include uncertain parameters. Researchers in my team are expected to work on research themes in mathematical optimization and machine learning, while research topics are not restricted to the above ones.

*The Center for Advanced Intelligence Project applies a work system combining work-from-home and work-at-office.

[Work location]
Branch and address:
RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project, Hongo campus of The University of Tokyo
(7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo, Tokyo)

[Start of Employment]
As early as possible

Mathematical Optimization, Machine Learning, Operations Research

Research field
All Informatics
Interdisciplinary science and engineering
All Interdisciplinary science and engineering
Job type
Researcher/Postdoc level
Employment status
Work location
Kanto district - Tokyo 

・ must have a Ph.D. or expect to receive a Ph.D. before the date of employment.
・ must have research achievements in mathematical optimization, statistical machine learning, or its related fields, or have a strong motivation to work 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
2023/11/23 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 “W22179_your name_the position that you are applying for" when you apply. (Example “W22179_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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