Postdoctoral positions:

(A) Reconstruction and simulation of neural circuits in the brain We invite applications for a post-doc researcher in the area of 3D image processing, computational neuroscience, and/or neurophysiology. A new collaborative project with U Tokyo has been launched for large-scale 3D imaging of neural networks and their reconstruction/simulation. Thus, the applicant will firstly analyze microscopic 3D images to identify biological neuronal networks in collaboration with Kasai-lab in U Tokyo ( The project is a part of “Synaptic optogenetics for memory structures”, which is founded by Japan Science and Technology Agency.

(B) AI and brain simulation We are seeking a highly motivated post-doc researcher in artificial intelligence (including deep neural networks), brain simulation, and/or high performance computing (HPC). Join us in the "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 and large-scale artificial intelligence that mimics brain’s information processing.

For both positions, 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: Full-time Researcher / Full-time Research Engineer
Begin Date: (A) April 1st 2017 (negotiable) (B) November 1st 2016 (negotiable)
Location: Yoshida-Honmachi 36-1, Sakyo-Ku, Kyoto-city, Japan. 606-8501

Contract: Annually renewed based on evaluation. (A) Up to 5 years (B) Up to 3 years
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] Two
[Deadline for application] December 18th 2016 (will remain open if positions are not filled)