We are seeking candidates in both the neuro-inspired computation and human brain development fields to leverage our world-class facilities and global networks to bridge disciplines. The official language of IRCN is English and bilingual support is also provided.

Application Requirements

Job title
IRCN Project Professor (Assistant, Associate, or Full level)
The contract is renewable on a fiscal year basis (from April 1 to March 31 annually) according to research budget, activity, and achievement. Contract duration is through the first term of IRCN with extension based on adequate progress. The position is not tenure-track although tenure is not excluded.
Place of work
International Research Center for Neurointelligence, The University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo Bunkyo-ku Tokyo, 113-0033 JAPAN
● Ph.D., 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)
● Working Hours: Discretionary labor system
● Holidays: Saturdays and Sundays; Statutory public holidays of Japan; Year-end and New Year holidays (December 29 through January 3); Summer holidays
Starting date
● Application deadline: November 29, 2018
● Application documents:
      Curriculum vita (CV) in English
      Cover letter in English
      Statement on proposed research (2 pages)
      Name and contact address for three references
● For questions: Email to career@ircn.jp
● For submission: Please upload the documents here.
Selection Process
All 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 by a visit.
*Submitted documents will not be returned.
*Personal information is handled carefully according to the Privacy Policy of the University of Tokyo, and will be used only for the job selection process.
*The IRCN is committed to diversity and inclusion in all of its policies. Women applicants in particular are encouraged to apply and/or seek further information.

IRCN 2018 PI Job Advertisement.pdf