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Research Scientist Position at RIKEN Center for Brain Science in Japan, 2018

The new Research scientist position is available in Taro Toyoizumi Lab for Neural Computation and Adaptation Center for Brain Science (W929). One position is available for international students.

RIKEN Center for Brain Science (CBS) explores the mysteries of the brain—one of the ultimate frontiers in natural science—carrying out research at all levels, from cells to organisms and social systems, with the goal of returning those results to society.

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

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Scholarship Description: 

  • Applications Deadline: Open until the position is filled
  • Course Level: This is a research scientist position.
  • Study Subject: The research scientist position is awarded in the field of Computational Neuroscience.
  • Scholarship Award:
  1. A one-year fixed-term employment contract, renewable based on the evaluation, to a maximum of the end of the fiscal year (March 31) in which the employee completes 7 years of employment.
  2. RIKEN may adjust the above maximum period of renewability based on a) the employee’s abilities, the workload at the time of contract completion, performance and work attitude and b) the continuation of the employee’s centre, 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).
  • Nationality: International students are eligible to apply for this position.
  • Number of Scholarships: One position is available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Japan

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: International students are eligible to apply for this position.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

The candidate should possess a doctoral degree in a related field and research experience Applicants should have a PhD in physics, neuroscience, mathematics, computer science, engineering, or a related area.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Send the PDF formatted application by email to toyoizumilab[at]ml.riken.jp  (Replace [at] with @):

Required documents

  1. Complete CV
  2. List of research achievement and publications
  3. Two letters of recommendation (including one from the current supervisor, If available)
    (If the current supervisor’s recommendation is not available, a recommendation letter from a third party will be accepted)

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