19/01/2021

Research Scientist or Postdoctoral Researcher Position(W20220)(Neural Circuits and Computations Unit)


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    RIKEN(The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
  • RESEARCH FIELD
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  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    13/01/2022 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
  • LOCATION
    Japan › Saitama
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    See description

OFFER DESCRIPTION

[Laboratory]
Neural Circuits and Computations Unit, Center for Brain Science (Laboratory head:Louis Kang)

[Research Area]
Physics, Engineering, Mathematical Science, Computational Science, Computer Science, Biology, Interdisciplinary

[Keyword]
Computational neuroscience, Theoretical neuroscience, Machine Learning, Neural networks

[Research field]
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

Research Scientist:
Carries out research and other work in accordance with team research themes. Basically defined as those with a doctoral degree more than 5 years.

Postdoctoral Researcher:
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.

Job description:
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.

[Work location]
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)

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1 position(s) available at
RIKEN(The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
Japan
Saitama

EURAXESS offer ID: 597021
Posting organisation offer ID: D121010517

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