[Comp-neuro] Postdoc position at International Research Center for Neurointelligence (IRCN), the University of Tokyo

Yukie Nagai nagai.yukie at mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Tue Jul 21 02:54:59 CEST 2020

Dear colleagues, 

Nagai, Yazaki and Tsuji labs at the International Research Center for Neurointelligence (IRCN), the University of Tokyo are seeking a postdoctoral candidate for the transdisciplinary project “The Development of Social Intelligence”. The goal of this project is to identify the neuronal and biological basis of social effects on learning. The successful candidate will be involved in developing experiments in songbirds and human infants in interaction with robots, including the recording and analysis of behavioral, auditory, and physiological measures. The candidate will primarily be supervised by Dr. Nagai, and co-supervised by Dr. Yazaki and Dr. Tsuji.


If you are interested in being considered, please send the required documents to yukie at ircn.jp.

1. Job title
Project Researcher (Postdoctoral Fellow) 

2. Starting Date

3. Term
The first contract will be ended on March 31, 2021. The contract is renewable on a fiscal year basis (from April 1 to March 31; every year) according to research budget, research activity, and research achievements.
Contract can be extended for up to 3 years.

4. Place of Work
International Research Center for Neurointelligence
The University of Tokyo, Institutes for Advanced Study
7-3-1 Hongo Bunkyo-ku Tokyo, 113-0033 JAPAN
*This can be changed due to work circumstances.

5. Qualifications
- Ph.D. or equivalent in a related field
- Good communication skill in English
- Experiences in computer science, cognitive science, neuroscience, and/or psychology will be preferred.

6. Compensation & Benefits
- Salary: To be determined in accordance with the University of Tokyo Regulations
- Commuter allowance: JPY55,000 per month at maximum
- Social Insurance: Eligible for MEXT Mutual Aid Association membership, employees’ pension, employment insurance, and workers’ accident compensation insurance.
- Vacation: Annual paid vacation, Sick leave (paid), Special vacation (paid)

7. Working Hours
Discretionary labor system, based on 7 hours, 45 minutes per day, or 38 hours 45 minutes per week

8. Holidays
Saturdays and Sundays; Statutory public holidays of Japan; Year-end and New Year holidays (December 29 through January 3); Summer holidays

9. Applications and Selection Process
- Applications deadline: When the position is filled
- Application documents:
	(a) Cover letter in English
	(b) Curriculum vita in English
	(c) Publication list
	(d) Name and contact address for two references, one of which should be a previous employer
- Submission: Interested applicants should send application materials to: yukie at ircn.jp with a subject "Application for Project Researcher in Social Intelligence”.
- Selection Process: All applications will be screened, and only those qualified will be scheduled for an interview.

Yukie Nagai, Ph.D.
Project Professor, The University of Tokyo
nagai.yukie at mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp | http://developmental-robotics.jp
CREST Cognitive Mirroring: http://cognitive-mirroring.org

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