[Comp-neuro] Research Assistant Positions (PhD Studentships)

Kenji Suzuki kenji at ieee.org
Mon Nov 26 00:51:13 CET 2007

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Research Assistant Positions (PhD Studentships)
Cybernics Program, University of Tsukuba
Tsukuba, Japan 
Ref: CYB03/R0711

Applications are invited for research assistant positions 
(fully-funded PhD studentships), which cover tuition fees 
and living costs, who have (or expect to obtain) a Master's 
degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. 
We offer a supportive environment for individuals to work 
towards PhD, DEng or DMedSci qualifications. The successful 
candidates should be keen on their assignments, attend to 
their academic duties. 

These studentships provide students with the opportunity to 
work on a Cybernics research project as a research assistant. 
These positions are available for duration of three years. 
The successful candidates can be formally admitted to the 
PhD program, if s/he meets the University admission requirements 
to study for a PhD. Note that the PhD supervisor must be a 
faculty member related to Cybernics Program, which is listed 
at the website. (http://www.cybernics.tsukuba.ac.jp/members.html)

Students should have research interests in the field of Cybernics 
Program, which is a new domain of interdisciplinary academic 
field of human-assistive technology to enhance, strengthen, 
and support human's cognitive and physical functions, which 
challenges to integrate and harmonize humans and robots 
(RT: robotics technology) with the basis of information 
technology (IT). This challenging program will help you to 
develop practical and experimental skills in your chosen 
field. The three primary research areas are: (i) Cybernoid: 
robot suits, cybernic limb and hand, implanted cybernic system, 
subjective cognition computing, virtual human-body kernel. 
(ii) Next-generation interface: brain-computer interface, 
somato-sensory media, humanoid, medical interface, ubiquitous 
sensing interface, intelligent robots. (iii) Management 
technology for next-generation advanced systems: network 
security, new-generation risk management, cognitive engineering, 
ethical, sociological, and conceptual readiness. 

Please note that these studentships are available to all 
potential applicants and not restricted to nationals. 
The successful candidate must be able to start the PhD 
on the 1st April 2008. Interested applicants are encouraged 
to apply. Please complete an application form which can be 
downloaded from the following web site. 

Please return your application by email, preferably in PDF 
format, to jobs.ra at cybernics.tsukuba.ac.jp. You should 
include the ref. number you are applying for in the header 
of your e-mail, or standard mail envelope. For informal 
inquiries please contact the above address on email 
jobs.ra at cybernics.tsukuba.ac.jp.
Otherwise, if you have already decided on a research lab, 
try making direct contact with the faculty member (by e-mail).

Tsukuba is a university and science city, located about 
60 kilometers, about 45 minutes by train, or 1 hour by car, 
northeast of central Tokyo. Over 50 national and 
independently administered research organizations are 
concentrated in the Tsukuba Science City district, 
which is centered on the university.

Application deadline: December 10th, 2007.

Kenji Suzuki     kenji at ieee.org
University of Tsukuba, Japan

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