Postdoctoral position: AI and Brain simulation

We are seeking highly motivated post-doc researchers with background in artificial intelligence (including deep neural networks), brain simulation, and/or high performance computing (HPC). Join us in "post peta-flops computing" project, a government funded project with the goal of using the K supercomputer and its successor to (1) develop HPC-based frameworks for large scale neural image processing and to (2) build an innovative human-like artificial intelligence that mimics actual brain.

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 systems biology, bioinformatics, computational biology, 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 laboratories across the country.

[Job title and Job description]
Title: Full-time Researcher / Full-time Research Engineer
Begin Date: October 1st 2016 (negotiable)
Location: Yoshida-Honmachi 36-1, Sakyo-Ku, Kyoto-city, Japan. 606-8501
Contract: Annually renewed (up to 3 years) based on evaluation.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Based on Kyoto University’s provision for researchers. Benefits: Standard social insurance, Days off (weekends, public holidays, End of the year and the New Year, Kyoto University Foundation Day, summer vacation), Sick leave Other miscellaneous provisions are in accordance with Kyoto U regulations.

[Application and required documents]
Please send the following five materials to the address below, either in printed or electronic form:
1. Complete CV (including technical skills [programming languages, platforms, systems, etc] and corresponding achievements that are relevant to our project)
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.

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

[Number of openings]
One or two

[Deadline for application]
August 15th 2016 (will remain open if positions are not filled)