The IRCN Human fMRI Core serves as a core research facility for scientists from diverse fields to conduct studies for the IRCN mission to create a transdisciplinary field of neurointelligence. Please visit the website for more details.
The Human fMRI Core recruits a new member who will be involved in operation and support services for client MRI users.

Application Requirements

Job title
IRCN Project Researcher or Project Academic Support Specialist
Starting Date
August 1, 2019 or later (Negotiable)
The first contract will be ended on March 31, 2020. The contract is renewable on a fiscal year basis (from April 1 to March 31; every year) according to research budget, activity, and achievements. Contract duration is until March 31, 2022. Probationary period is 6 months from the date of arrival.
Place of Work
International Research Center for Neurointelligence
The University of Tokyo, Institutes for Advanced Study
7-3-1 Hongo Bunkyo-ku Tokyo, 113-0033 JAPAN
● Experience of MRI machine operation for more than two years
● Ph.D. degree in neuroimaging (for Project Researcher)
● License of clinical radiological technologist and bachelor degree (for Project Academic Support Specialist)
● Basic computer skills (MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
● Ability to work well in a team
● Good communication skill in Japanese and English (for Project Researcher)
● Experience of MRI scanning for research (for Project Academic Support Specialist)
● Good communication skill in Japanese and English (for Project Academic Support Specialist)
Compensation & Benefits
● Salary: To be determined in accordance with The University of Tokyo Rules on Application of the Annual Salary System
● Commuter allowance: JPY55,000 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, based on 7 hours 45 minutes per day, or 38 hours 45 minutes per week (for Project Researcher)
7 hours 45 minutes per day, five days per week (9:00am to 5:45pm, break for one hour) (for Project Academic Support Specialist)
Saturdays and Sundays; Statutory public holidays of Japan; Year-end and New Year holidays (December 29 through January 3); Summer holidays
Applications and Selection Process
Applications deadline: When the position is filled
*Applications will be accepted until eligible candidates are found.

Application documents:
      ● Resume using the linked form (please download from URL:
      ● Publication list (for Project Researcher)

Interested applicants should send application materials to: (Please replace # with @ before using this email address)

Selection Process:
All applications will be screened, and only those qualified will be scheduled for an interview.

* Submitted documents will not be returned.
* Personal information is handled carefully according to The University of Tokyo Rules on Measures for Proper Management of Retained Personal Information, etc., and will be used only for the job selection process.
* Travel cost will not be paid in screening process.