Careers

Seeking a Research Scientist or Postdoctoral Researcher (W19116)

Laboratory

Goal-Oriented Technology Research Group
Machine Intelligence for Medical Engineering Team
RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project
(Team Leader: Tatsuya Harada)

Research Field

The Center for Advanced Intelligence Project has been launched with subsidy from Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology-Japan for "Advanced Integrated Intelligence Platform Project (AIP) -Artificial Intelligence/ Big Data/ Internet of Things/ Cybersecurity-". The Center conducts fundamental theoretical research and develops an innovative technology, with aiming to advance science and contribute to society or humanity.

For more information, please refer to the following webpage:
Machine Intelligence for Medical Engineering Team

Job title and Job description

Job title, available positions

Openings for Research Scientist or Postdoctoral Researcher, 1 position

Research Scientist is basically defined as those with a doctoral degree more than 5 years.
Postdoctoral Researcher is basically defined as those with a doctoral degree of 5 years or less.

Job description

Conduct research related to computer science to develop support systems for doctors that utilize a variety of medical data, including medical images and medical records. Specifically, engage in research and development on machine learning and algorithms that will be used to estimate the condition of organs and blood vessels and the risk of disease, and to quantify the effects that medication and medical treatment have on patients' physical condition, based on multimodal medical information.

Qualification

Successful applicants

  • must have a Ph.D. or expect to receive a Ph.D. before the date of employment
  • must have comprehensive knowledge in one of the following categories: informatics, statistics, image processing, or medical information processing, and have basic programming skills.
  • must be proactive, cooperative, flexible, and able to respond according to the circumstances.
  • must also have good communication skills and be able to cooperate with the relevant personnel within/outside of the laboratory to fulfill the tasks.

Work location

Branch and address

RIKEN Tokyo Area (1-4-1,Nihonbashi,Chuo,Tokyo) or the other area depending on the team

Salary and benefits

  1. A maximum three-year, fixed-term employment contract, renewable based on evaluation. The employment duration will not exceed the end of fiscal year (March 31) in which the employee completes 7 years of employment. (Maximum employment duration for a Postdoctoral Researcher is 5 years)
  2. RIKEN may adjust the above maximum period of renewability based on a) the employee's abilities, work load at the time of contract completion, performance and work attitude and b) the continuation of the employee's center, laboratory or project and RIKEN's management situation and budget at the time. In principle, employment contracts will not be renewed for individuals older than 65 years.
  3. The employee's period of fixed-term employment cannot exceed 10 years from the initial date of hire (or 10 years from April 1, 2013 for fixed-term employees already at RIKEN prior to this date).

In principle, there will be a trial period of employment (2 months).
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Commuting and housing allowances will be provided. Social insurance will be applied. Mandatory membership in the RIKEN Mutual Benefit Society (RIKEN Kyosaikai).
This position falls under the specialized duties discretionary work system; one working day will be calculated as 7 hours and 30 minutes.

Days off include public holidays, New Year's holidays (Dec. 29 - Jan 3), and RIKEN Foundation Day.
These and other provisions are in accordance with RIKEN regulations.

RIKEN is promoting a Gender Equality Program by taking various measures to create a workplace where both men and women are able to give full rein to their talents and abilities. When applicants are judged to be equally qualified on the basis of fair and impartial criteria, women applicants will be given preference.

Also, eligible for an exemption from repayment for category 1 scholarship loans provided by the Japan Student Services Organization before fiscal year 2003, and eligible applying for the MEXT Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Kakenhi).

Application and required documents

Required documents

  1. Complete CV or CV (with photo and email address)
    Write the RIKEN job ad number "W19116", indicated in the parentheses next to the job title, in the RIKEN job ad number section in the upper right corner of your CV.
  2. List of publications: Circle titles of five major papers in the list.
  3. Photocopies of three major research papers.
  4. Two different letters of recommendation including one by the current supervisor

    Note:

    • If you cannot obtain a letter of recommendation from your current supervisor, the same document issued by a third party is acceptable.
    • Letters of recommendation must be addressed to:
      Director of RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project
      Stamp or signature by referee is necessary.
    • Referees must directly send letters of recommendation 1) by postal mail to the address below after sealing, or 2) by email attached with a letter of recommendation with stamp or signature in PDF format, to the address below.
  5. Research in the past and research plan (3 pages in A4 size)
    Your research plan must include outcome expected within a few years from your appointment (maximum 5 years).
  6. Consent form for handling personal information based on GDPR
    If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you are required to submit the document, "Consent form for handling personal information based on GDPR" with your signature.
    * You will find detailed information about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the following website:
    Data protection | European Commission

How to apply

Applicants must contact the Center for Advanced Intelligence Project before they submit the required documents in PDF format by Email to the address bellow.
Please use the subject line "W19116_your name_the position that you are applying for" when you apply. (Example "W19116_Hanako Riken_ Postdoctoral Researcher")
Also, the document names and Email subjects for the letters of recommendation must be "Letter of recommendation_your name." (Example: Letter of recommendation_Hanako Riken). You need to ask your referees to do so.

Note: Application documents will not be returned.

Deadline

Open until the position is filled

Handling personal data

Submitted documents are strictly protected under the RIKEN Privacy Policy and will be used only for the purpose of applicant screening. Personal information will not be disclosed, transferred or loaned to a third party under any circumstances without just cause.

Selection process

Application screening and interview for selected applicants
Only persons who pass the application screening will be interviewed.

Start of Employment

As early as possible

Contact Information / Send application to

RIKEN
RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project
Nihonbashi 1-chome Mitsui Building, 15th floor,
1-4-1 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0027, Japan
Email: aip-saiyo [at] ml.riken.jp (Replace [at] with @)
For inquiries, please send an email.