Postdoctoral Fellow (Full-time Fixed-term)
Starting Date: Negotiable (at least 3 months after an offer is made for international applicants due to visa preparation) The first contact will be ended on March 31, 2022 (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. Maximal contract duration is until January 31, 2024.
Six months from the date of arrival.
Cai (IRCN Principal Investigator) lab, with possibility of traveling to collaboratingn labs
Place of Work
The IRCN Cai lab, International Research Center for Neurointelligence, 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 fMRI experiments utilizing natural task for the purpose of decoding spontaneous thoughts, develop computational models, analyze data and write papers. We are interested in studying the dynamics of spontaneous thoughts in psychiatric population in the late stage of the project.
Requirements (1)Applicants must hold, or be expected to hold by the time of appointment, a PhD, M.D. or equivalent degree in Neuroscience, Psychology, Psychiatry, Machine Learning, Statistics or related fields. (2)Experience in conducting fMRI experiments and data analysis (evidenced by publications, conference presentations or writing samples). (3)Familiar with at least one of the following tools: AFNI, FSL, nilearn, BrainIAK. (4)Good speaking and scientific writing skills in English. (5)Good programming skills. (6)Willing to collaborate and help colleagues. Requirements 2 and 3 may be replaced by two or three of the preferred skills below: Preferred skills: (1)Research experience with fMRI experiments involving natural tasks and multivariate pattern analysis. (2)Experience with experiments investigating spontaneous thoughts. (3)Research experience with investigations of psychiatric disorders. (4)Knowledge of and experience with deep learning.
Salary & Benefits
● Salary: To be determined based on the experience of the applicant in accordance with the University of Tokyo Regulations ● Commuter allowance: JPY55,000 per month at maximum ● No retirement benefits or bonuses
Discretionary labor system, based on 7 hours 45 minutes per day, or 38 hours 45 minutes per week
Saturdays 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 )
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)
Applications and Selection Process