Postdoctoral positions:

We are seeking a highly motivated post-doc researcher, with a background in 3d/bio image processing and/or computational neuroscience. We are conducting research projects, “Brain Mapping by Integrated Neurotechnologies for Disease Studies (Brain/MINDS; up to 2019/3/31; ; Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 370: 20140310),” and “Brain Information Dynamics underlying Multi-area Interconnectivity and Parallel Processing (Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas, MEXT, Japan; up to 2022/3/31).” Those projects aim to map the structure and function of neuronal circuits to understand the vast complexity of the human/marmoset/rodent brains. The candidate will work on the projects on 3D reconstitution of marmoset brain atlas from 3D microscopic images (from EM and/or Optical) under collaboration with experiment teams.

For this position, basic qualifications include PhD in relevant fields with proven track record of peer-reviewed publications, as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and/or Japanese. You will participate in the project with our tenure track and post-doc researchers from various backgrounds including computational neuroscience, systems biology, bioinformatics, mathematical engineering, and machine learning. Our laboratory is also collaborating on daily basis with Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR), University of Tokyo, Okinawa institute of science and technology (OIST), RIKEN Brain Science Institute, and other international laboratories.

[Job title and Job description]
Title is a Full-time Researcher / Full-time Research Engineer
The position is open after October 1st 2016 (negotiable)
Work location is Yoshidahonmachi 36-1, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-city, Japan. 606-8501

The contract is annually renewable up to the end of those projects based on the evaluation.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Social insurance will be applied.
Days off include weekends, public holidays, Year-end and New Year holidays, Foundation Day, and summer vacation.
These and other provisions are in accordance with Kyoto U regulations (Kyoto University’s regulations).

[Application and required documents]
Please send the following five materials to the address below, either in printed or electronic form:
1. Complete CV
2. List of publications
3. Reprints of 1 to 3 major publications
4. Document (one or two pages in A4 or letter size) describing:
- Summary of your previous research
- Interests and proposal for research
5. Two letters of recommendation (including one from the current supervisor, if available)

[Selection process]
Selection will be made based on application screening and interviews.

Applicants must:
- have a Ph.D. (or be near completion).
- have strong motivations and ambitions to participate in the research above.

[Number of openings]
One or two

[Deadline for application]
Nov 1st (will remain open if positions are not filled)

[Send application to]
Shin Ishii
Integrated Systems Biology Laboratory,
Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University
Yoshida-honmachi, Sakyo, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan
Email: Shin Ishii <ishii-secr [at]>