IRCN Postdoctoral Fellow (Full-time Fixed-term Project Researcher)/One
Starting Date: Negotiable The first contact will be ended on March 31, 2021 (due to Japanese fiscal year)
The contract is renewable on a fiscal year basis (from April 1 to March 31; every year) according to research budget, research activity, and research achievements. But the total period of employment will not exceed 3 years.
Six months from the date of arrival.
Place of Work
International Research Center for Neurointelligence, Cai lab, with collaboration across multiple labs The University of Tokyo, Institutes for Advanced Study 7-3-1 Hongo Bunkyo-ku Tokyo, 113-0033 JAPAN *This can be changed due to work circumstances.
To design and conduct behavioral (and possibly fMRI) experiment, develop computational models, analyze data and write papers. The research theme is computational psychiatry, towards understanding the mechanism of schizophrenia and other disorders
(Required) ● Ph.D. or M.D. in Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Psychology, Computer Science or equivalent in a related field ● Good communication skill in English (Preferred) ● Training and research experience in at least two of the following three domains: computational modeling (including reinforcement learning or Bayesian models), human cognition, psychiatry
Discretionary labor system, based on 7 hours, 45 minutes per day, or 38 hours 45 minutes per week
Saturday and Sundays; Statutory public holidays of Japan; Year-end and New Year holidays(December 29 through January 3)
Paid leaves, Refreshment leave, etc (In accordance with The University of Tokyo regulations )
Compensation & Benefits
● Salary: To be determined in accordance with the University of Tokyo Regulations ● Commuter allowance: JPY55,000 per month at maximum ● No retirement benefits or bonuses
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)
Application documents (in English): ● Cover letter ● Research Statement describing your research interest and history ● Curriculum vita with publication list ● Please arrange 2-3 reference letters to be sent to reinforcement[at]ircn[dot]jp and mention their names and contact information in the cover letter. At least one of them should be a previous employer or supervisor
Interested applicants should send application materials to: reinforcement[at]ircn[dot]jp (Please replace [at] with @ and [dot] with . before using this email address)
Application will be reviewed as they arrive, until the position is filled. All applications will be screened, and only those qualified will be scheduled for an interview (on-site or via video).
Informal inquiries can be addressed to mingbo[dot]cai[at]ircn[dot]jp with a title of [computational psychiatry postdoc] + “your name”
The University of Tokyo