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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.

May 17, 2023

URA: Project Faculty Member (Professor, Associate Professor, Lecturer, Research Associate) or Project Researcher / Two
(Application Deadline: Monday, July 10, 2023, 17:00 (JST))

We are currently seeking University Research Administrators (URAs) who can work at IRCN. International Research Center for Neurointelligence (IRCN) was established at the University of Tokyo in 2017 as funded by the World Premier International Research Center Program (WPI).
IRCN investigates the roots of human intelligence, its application to clinical medicine, and pursues the development of new AI using these findings. IRCN brings together researchers with a high degree of diversity from Japan and abroad, and actively promotes collaborative research with overseas partner research centers around the world.
IRCN is seeking URAs to join us in the roles specified in the call for application.


April 20, 2023

Project Research Associate or Project Researcher / Two (Application Deadline: Saturday, September 30, 2023 or when the position is filled)

Yukie Naga lab at IRCN investigates the mechanisms underlying human cognitive development and disorders through computational approaches. We develop computational neural networks inspired by the human brain and examine what mechanisms enable the networks to acquire humanlike intelligence. For more information, please visit our lab homepage at
We are currently seeking researchers (Project Research Associates or Project Researchers) to participate in the following projects: -
- 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)


March 8, 2023

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

The Watanabe Laboratory is looking for postdoctoral fellow (Project Researcher) to work on projects in human cognitive neuroscience research.