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How do human and machine intelligence arise? The International Research Center for Neurointelligence (IRCN) at The University of Tokyo was launched in October 2017 to tackle this challenge over the next ten years under the World Premier International (WPI) Research Initiative of Japan. IRCN researchers will understand emergent principles of neural circuit development to inspire next-generation neural computation for artificial intelligence and novel therapies for mental illness.

September 21, 2022

Project Researcher (Application Deadline: December 31, 2022 or When the position is filled)

Using two-photon microscopy, optogenetics, molecular biology, electrophysiology, behavioral tasks, and theoretical approaches, we have found the structural plasticity of dendritic spines and their basis on memory and emotional function. Recently, we have discovered rapid mechanical transmission in spine synapses (Nature 2021) and are characterizing its cellular basis and cognitive consequences experimentally and theoretically (https://www.bm2.m.u-tokyo.ac.jp/HomeE). We are looking for young researchers from all over the world to join our endeavor. We welcome those applicants who wish to have extramural support, such as the JSPS fellowship.

September 20, 2022

Project Researcher (Application Deadline: When the position is filled)

The IRCN babylab seeks to hire a post-doc for a project investigating critical periods in early language acquisition using behavioral and neurophysiological methods. This project is conducted as a part of the iPlasticity project supported by a JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Transformative Research Areas (20H05919).

The goal of this project is to investigate the role of infants’ socio-communicative environment and critical periods in their early language acquisition across multiple levels spanning phonology, vocabulary and syntax.

The successful candidate will be involved in developing, conducting, and analyzing eye-tracking and EEG experiments in human infants, children, and adults. The applicant will be based at The University of Tokyo International Research Center for Neurointelligence, and will be supervised by Sho Tsuji.

April 26, 2022

Project Research Associate or Project Researcher (Application Deadline: March 31, 2023 or when the position is filled)

We are currently seeking researchers (Project Research Associate or Project Researcher), who will be engaged in the following projects in Nagai Lab:

- CREST “Cognitive Feelings that Mediate Between Perception and Emotion” (PI: Yukie Nagai, Period: Oct 2021 - Mar 2027)

- Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S) “Understanding Cognitive Individuality Based on a Unified Brain Theory: Assisting People with Developmental Disorders” (PI: Yukie Nagai, Period: Jul 2021 - Mar 2026)

- Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S) “Dynamics of caregiver-infant interaction: Foundation of the emergent mechanism of diversity in human development” (PI: Masako Myowa, Period: Jul 2021 - Mar 2026)

December 28, 2021

Project Academic Specialist (Application Deadline: When the position is filled)

We are seeking Project Academic Specialist who will be responsible for tasks related to (1) Implementing algorithms for fMRI data analysis; (2) implement cognitive neuroscience experiments and perform data analysis; (3) support other research activity of the lab in Mingbo lab.

December 28, 2021

Project Academic Specialist (Application Deadline: When the position is filled)

We are seeking Project Academic Specialist who will be responsible for tasks related to (1) Programming virtual environments for testing brain-inspired AI algorithms; (2) programming deep learning networks; (3) data analysis; (4) supporting other research activities of the lab in Mingbo lab.

November 29, 2021

Project Academic Specialist (Fixed-term Part-time Project Staff)   (Application Deadline: When the position is filled)

We are seeking Project Academic Specialist who will work on academic support services such as recruiting and scheduling research participants for experiment using electroencephalogram (EEG) in CHAO Lab.

November 6, 2020

Postdoctoral Fellow (Full-time Fixed-term Project Researcher) (Application Deadline: When the position is filled)

We are seeking Postdoctoral Fellow (Project Resesarcher) who is highly motivated to contribute to the field of computational psychiatry, to work on team science project investigating the computational and neural mechanism of psychiatric disorders (primarily schizophrenia) under the framework of reinforcement learning (and utilizing other computational tools including deep learning). This postdoctoral fellow will be expected to develop computational model and behavioral experiments on patients to study the mechanism of psychiatric disorders, inspired by (but not limited to) recent findings on dopamine function (e.g., https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2115-1), with the possibility of extending to fMRI experiments.

March 18, 2020

Postdoctoral Fellow (Project Researcher) (Application Deadline: When the position is filled)

We are seeking Postdoctoral Fellow who works in Yazaki-Sugiyama laboratory where focuses on how early stage sensory experience shapes neural circuits in the brain, as well as how this time window is regulated, and guides the later development of higher cognitive functions using the bird song learning model. This laboratory seeks Postdoctoral Fellow who are interested in the following areas of research: ● Tracking early auditory memory for song learning and the neuronal mechanisms underlying critical periods of auditory memory formation and ● Tracking the social effects and social intelligence in song learning.

July 9, 2019

Project Researcher / Project Academic Support Specialist (Application Deadline: When the position is filled)

We are seeking Project Researcher / Project Academic Support Specialist to work in Human fMRI Core, which will be involved in operation and support services for client MRI users.