ORGANISATION/COMPANYRIKEN(The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
RESEARCH FIELDArchitectureComputer scienceEngineeringPhysicsTechnology › Construction technologyTechnology › Materials technology
RESEARCHER PROFILERecognised Researcher (R2)
APPLICATION DEADLINE13/01/2022 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
LOCATIONJapan › Saitama
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEKSee description
Neural Circuits and Computations Unit, Center for Brain Science (Laboratory head:Louis Kang)
Physics, Engineering, Mathematical Science, Computational Science, Computer Science, Biology, Interdisciplinary
Computational neuroscience, Theoretical neuroscience, Machine Learning, Neural networks
Our Unit studies how computations performed by circuits in the brain produce neural phenomena and cognitive functions. We are particularly interested in the hippocampal region and its role in memory, spatial representation, and neurological diseases. We employ a broad range of theoretical techniques, from mathematical analysis to machine learning, and we work closely with experimental data. Please visit the Unit website at https://louiskang.group/ for more information.
[Job title and description]
Job title, available positions:
Research Scientist or Postdoctoral Researcher, 1 position
Carries out research and other work in accordance with team research themes. Basically defined as those with a doctoral degree more than 5 years.
Carries out research and other work in accordance with team research themes under the direction of supervisors. Basically defined as those with a doctoral degree of 5 years or less.
The successful candidate will work towards understanding hippocampal circuits by training neural networks, running simulations, performing mathematical derivations, and/or analyzing experimental data. The ideal candidate will use the Unit's new GPU server to investigate how features of hippocampal computation relate to principles in machine learning. The Unit supports the scientific curiosity of its members and would encourage the concurrent development of independent research topics and/or collaborations.
Branch and address
RIKEN Wako (2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198)
The Unit is newly established at RIKEN Center for Brain Science, a world-class research institute with dozens of faculty spanning all areas of neuroscience. The Center is located 30 minutes away from central Tokyo, and English is its working language.
[Start of employment]
As early as possible (subject to negotiation)
For details about "Salary and benefits", please refer to the above "Job posting URL".
EURAXESS offer ID: 597021
Posting organisation offer ID: D121010517
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