Postdoctoral positions (~2020.2)

We are seeking a highly motivated post-doc researcher with a background in computational neuroscience and an interest in reinforcement learning. We are conducting a research project, “Brain Mapping by Integrated Neurotechnologies for Disease Studies (Brain/MINDS; up to 2024/3/31;” This project aims to reveal a neural basis of decision making and the other cognitive functions based on brain activity data (electrophysiology or Ca2+ imaging) from marmoset/rodent brains. The candidate will work on this project under a collaboration with experiment teams of RIKEN Center for Brain Science (RIKEN CBS).

For this position, basic qualifications include PhD in relevant fields with a 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 members from various backgrounds including computational neuroscience, systems biology, bioinformatics, mathematical engineering, and reinforcement learning. Our laboratory is also collaborating with Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR), University of Tokyo, Okinawa institute of science and technology (OIST), RIKEN Center for Brain Science (RIKEN CBS), and other international laboratories.

[Job title and Job description]
Title is a Full-time Researcher
The position is open after March 1st 2020 (negotiable)
Work location is Yoshidahonmachi 36-1, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-city, Japan. 606-8501

The contract is annually renewable up to the end of this project 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 University’s regulations.

[Application and required documents]
Please send the following four 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

[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]

[Deadline for application]
February 28th 2020 (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]