Specially Appointed Research Scientist for NEDO - AI Quality Assurance

    National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Computer science
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    Leading Researcher (R4)
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    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    31/03/2022 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
    Japan › Tokyo
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[Explanation of institution (recruitment background, institution details, explanation of project, etc.)]
We are seeking to recruit research scientist to work for the R&D project on quality assurance of machine-learned AI software funded by NEDO.

[Job Title]
R&D on Quality Assurance of Machine-learned AI Software

[Job details (duties, subject responsible for, etc.)]
We call for researchers who will join our research on assurance and management of the quality (including reliability and security) of artificial intelligence software using machine-learning techniques. Our project aims to produce a set of technologies which can test, measure, improve, and assure quality of machine-learned software, associated with technical foundations (toolchain, guidelines, standards etc.) to use these technologies for development of machine learning-based software of industrial quality. We are hiring researchers who are able:
1) to develop state-of-the-art technology/tools to be used for AI quality assurance,
2) to uncover currently-unknown background knowledge on the reason of degrading AI quality with innovative study and analysis,
3) to produce industrial foundation for realizing a high-quality AI software in the world, and/or
4) to conduct a real case study with industrial partners.

Applicants are expected to have expertise in one or more of the following areas:
・ software engineering (such as software testing, formal analysis, process management etc.),
・ artificial intelligence (e.g., understanding and explanation of internal structure of AI, attacks and countermeasures for AI), or
・ statistical analysis related to software development or machine learning.

This position is open to everyone who has significant experience, skills and achievements required for the project, regardless of whether the candidate holds Ph.D. degree or not.

[Address of work location and other information]
AIST Tokyo Water Front, 2-3-26 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo

[Available positions (Job title, number of positions, etc.)]
Approx. 3 positions with Cyber Physical Security Research Center or Artificial Intelligence Research Center

[Starting date and Term of Employment]
From any time until March 31st, 2023. The employment term will be determined following the selection process.

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[Details of salary, working hours, holiday, period of employment and insurance, accommodation, etc.]

Salary- Salary decision for the successful candidates will be made under annual salary system that is designed to compensate highly qualified research scientists.
Base annual salary is determined based on their professional experience, job responsibilities and other relevant factors. Work responsibility allowance, overtime allowance and commuting allowance are separately provided in accordance with the Rules on Salary of Fixed-term employees.

Work Hours - Standard work hours - 7h 45m per day, 38h 45h per week

Days-off - Sundays, Saturdays, public holidays, New Year holidays (from December 29 to January 3).
Leave – Annual paid leave, Sick leave, Special leave (summer vacation, marriage, maternity, mourning).

Benefits - Enrolled with the mutual aid association of METI that provides Health insurance, Pension, Employment Insurance, Workers'Compensation.

Additional comments

"Research Scientist" corresponds to job type "Professor level","Associate Professor/Lecturer (full-time) level","Assistant Professor level", "Researcher/Postdoc level" in this job posting.

Revision on 6th April, 2020
Application/selection/notification of result/contact details
[Selection process]
delete: (2) The location will be specified separately. Candidates traveling more than 100km will be reimbursed for travel expenses. (3)Final-stage interview will be scheduled approximately within half a month to a month from the first-stage interview and held at AIST Tsukuba Center. Candidates traveling more than 100km will be reimbursed for travel expenses.
add: (3)Final-stage interview will be scheduled approximately within a month from the first-stage interview.
*In principle, interviews will be held online for a while.

before: aist-koubo19-ml@aist.go.jp
after: aist-koubo20-ml@aist.go.jp

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EURAXESS offer ID: 506061
Posting organisation offer ID: D120030325


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