IRCN has now open positions for highly motivated Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellows and Open-Rank Faculty (Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor). You will have access to our world-class technologies and facilities, extensive global collaboration networks, and vibrant international environment. In addition to independent research, successful candidates will endeavor to bridge disciplines as key computation members in our highly collaborative Team Science ecosystem. Current research themes include attention, prediction, intrinsic activity, social intelligence, autism, psychosis risk, multi-scale imaging, and critical period mechanisms. Senior postdoctoral fellows will have scientific independence and a career path to positions in industry and academia. We strongly encourage applications from international and female candidates to further enhance our diverse environment. The official language of IRCN is English and bilingual support is provided for life in cosmopolitan Tokyo.


Job title
Project Professor (Assistant, Associate, Full)
Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellows
Starting Date
The contract is negotiable depending on applicant qualifications and is renewable on an annual basis until March 31, 2027 and according to research progress. Faculty positions are not formally tenure-track but tenure based on research progress will be pursued for qualified candidates.
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
● Ph.D. or M.D. or equivalent in a related field
● Research achievement in a relevant field
● Good communication skills in English
Compensation & Benefits
● Salary: Competitive with benefits
● Commuter allowance: JPY 55,000 per month at maximum
● Social Insurance: Eligible for MEXT* Mutual Aid Association membership, employees’ pension, employment insurance, and workers’ accident compensation insurance. (*MEXT: Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)
● Vacation: Annual paid vacation, Sick leave (paid), Special vacation (paid)
● Adjunct research positions and work (for example, in the IT industry) is allowed and will be considered on a case by case basis and in accord with university regulations on the concurrent employment of academic staff.
Working Hours
Discretionary labor system
Saturdays and Sundays; Statutory public holidays of Japan; Year-end and New Year holidays (December 29 through January 3); Summer holidays
Applications and Selection Process
Applications deadline: May 16, 2020

Application documents:
      ● Curriculum vitae in English
      ● Cover letter in English including target job title
      ● Name and contact address for three references

Submission: Interested applicants should send application materials to: (Please replace # with @ before using this email address)

Selection Process: Applications will be screened, and only highly competitive candidates will be scheduled for an interview. Initial interviews will be done electronically and/or via a visit to The University of Tokyo. Final interviews will be conducted on site.

* Submitted documents will not be returned.
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* The IRCN is committed to diversity and inclusion in its hiring and employee policies. Women in particular are highly encouraged to apply.