Research Scientist Position Available (Position Number W19124)
Institution and Laboratory:
RIKEN Center for Brain Science, Wakoshi, Japan. Laboratory for Distributed Cognitive Processing (Team Leader: Lukas Ian Schmitt, PhD)
Lab Page: https://cbs.riken.jp/en/faculty/l.schmitt/
Official Posting: https://cbs.riken.jp/en/careers/20190906_w19124_l.schmitt_r.html
Contact: lukas.schmitt [at] riken.jp
Research Scientist 1 position
The laboratory for distributed cognitive processing investigates how dynamic interactions across brain networks make it possible to form an internal model of the outside world and use it to guide behavior. We are seeking an enthusiastic candidate to take the lead in developing analytical and computational approaches needed to study the neural implementations of cognitive processes relevant to this ability, such as working memory, in the context of hierarchical decision making. The project would involve the following:
The successful applicant should have the following characteristics:
RIKEN Wako Branch (wakoshi, saitama)
Employment Salary and benefit information:
(1) Complete CV (with photo and email address)
(2) List of research achievements and publications
(3) Research summary and reasons for applying (approx. 1 page)
(4) 1-2 letters of recommendation (including one from the current supervisor, if available)
(Recommendation letters must be emailed directly from the reference to lukas.schmitt [at] riken.jp)
(5) (EU residents) 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.
Send the PDF formatted application by email to lukas.schmitt [at] riken.jp (please change [at] to the @ symbol).
Note: Application documents will not be returned.
Open until the position is filled.
In principle, there will be a trial period of employment (2 months).
Social insurance will be applied to compensation. Membership in the RIKEN Mutual Benefit Society (RIKEN Kyosaikai) is mandatory.
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 Equity 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.