IRCN is seeking Postdoctoral Fellow (Project Researcher) who investigates neural and computational correlates of “creativity”, and device the neurofeedback system to guide their creativity (Cognitive Developmental Robotics Lab: Project Professor Yukie Nagai, Project Assistant Professor Tatsuya Daikoku). The successful candidate will be involved in neural experiments and the analysis of behavioural and EEG data (ref., physics of life review;, Artificial Intelligence for Music by Springer in press).

Application Requirements

Job title
IRCN Postdoctoral Fellow (Full-time Fixed-term Project Researcher)/One
Emplyment Period
Starting Date: Negotiable
The contact will be ended on March 31, 2022.
Not renewable
Probationary Period
Six months from the date of arrival.
Place of Work
International Research Center for Neurointelligence, Nagai Laboratory
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.
Job Description
To design and perform a neurophysiological experiment. To analyse the data and write a paper.
● Ph.D. in Neuroscience or equivalent in a related field
● Good communication skill in English
● Experiences in neuroimaging and behavioural science will be preferred.
Working Hours
Discretionary labor system, based on 7 hours, 45 minutes per day, or 38 hours 45 minutes per week
Saturday 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 )
Compensation & Benefits
● Salary: To be determined in accordance with the University of Tokyo Regulations
● Commuter allowance: JPY55,000 per month at maximum
● No retirement benefits or bonuses
Available Insurances
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)
Application documents:
● Cover letter in English or Japanese
● Curriculum vita in English or Japanese
● Publication list
● Name and contact address for two references, one of which should be a previous employer
Interested applicants should send application materials to: &
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Applications Deadline
When the position is filled.
All applications will be screened, and only those qualified will be scheduled for an interview (on-site or via video).
Please refer to Submission.
Recruiter Name
The University of Tokyo
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