The Cichocki laboratory for Advanced Brain Signal Processing is focused on developing novel and state of the art methods to extract, detect, recognize, find functional connectivity, and classify brain signals and to gain the insights building intelligent feature extraction systems. Central research interest: Multi-modal multi-sensory multidimensional brain data analysis, especially EEG/MEG, fMRI data (Human Perception: sound, vision, odors, taste, tactile), Bio-inspired signal processing - Blind Sources Separation: (Independent Component Analysis-ICA, Nonnegative Matrix Factorization-NMF, Sparse Component Analysis-SCA, Tensor Decompositions), Brain Computer Interface (BCI) / Human Computer Interaction (HCI). The neuroimaging systems of our interests include existing modalities such as EEG/MEG, fMRI, and NIRS, as well as, emerging technologies.
Job title and Job description
One or Two Research Scientists
Task content: Research activities in pursuit of the goals of the above research projects.
The candidate should possess a doctoral degree (PhD) in a related field and research experience in EEG/MEG analysis, machine learning and/or statistical signal processing, mathematics and very good knowledge of programming, especially MATLAB.
RIKEN Brain Science Institute (2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama, Japan) is located in greater Tokyo area, about 30 min from the center of the city by train.
Salary and Benefits
Full-time position with an annually renewable contract (maximum 5 years) based on the evaluation.
A new contract will not be entered into after when the employee’s assigned laboratory closes.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Commuting and housing allowances will be provided. Social insurance will be applied. Days off includes public holidays, New Year's holidays (Dec. 29 - Jan 3), and RIKEN Foundation Day.
These and other provisions are in accordance with RIKEN regulations.
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
- Complete CV with photo
- List of research achievement and publications
- Statement outlining your research interests
- 3 letters of recommendation (including one from the current supervisor, If available), or names and contact information of 3 references with a brief description of your relationship to each reference
The search will continue until the positions are filled.
Handling Personal Data
Selection will be made based on application screening and interviews.
Start of Employment
Negotiable, but an early starting time is preferred
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Andrzej CICHOCKI, Ph.D, Dr. Sc.
Lab. for Advanced Brain Signal Processing
RIKEN Brain Science Institute
2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198, Japan