Researcher and Engineer positions at ATR Brain Labs., Kyoto, Japan

Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR), Kyoto, Japan, has open positions for researchers and research engineers in computational visual neuroscience. We seek for applicants who are particularly interested in theoretical studies on hierarchical vision models based on statistical learning. The studies should be motivated toward understanding of computation and representation in visual cortex, where a stronger emphasis should be put on biological connections and theoretical insights rather than short-term applicability. Specific topics may include but not limited to:
- category-specific representations in higher visual areas
- visual recognition and imagery
- relationship between neural activities and visual consciousness (perception)

  • Requirements for Researchers
    Applicants must have a Ph.D. or be near completion. Successful candidates will have expertise in one of the mathematical areas listed below, as well as strong interest in neuroscience and good programming experience.
    – computational neuroscience, machine learning, computer vision
  • Requirements for Research Engineers
    Applicants must have good programming experience and strong motivations to take part in the research above mainly from program development.
  • Number of openings
    A few
  • Employment conditions
    Position : Full-time Researcher / Full-time Research Engineer
    Tenure : Single year based contract, renewable based on evaluation
    Treatment: Based on individual performance
    Work Location: Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR)
    2-2-2 Hikaridai, Seika-cho, Soraku-gun, Kyoto 619-0288, Japan
  • Application materials
    Please submit the following five materials to the contact address below, either in printed or electronic form:
     1 CV
     2 List of publications
     3 Reprints of 1-3 major publications (applicants for Researchers) or summary of
      past projects
     4 Essay (up to two pages in A4 or letter size) describing:
      – Summary of your previous research and/or development
      – Interests for research
      – Additional research skills not directly foreseeable from 1 or 2
     5 Recommendation letters from more than two researchers
    * If submitted in printed form, original documents will not be returned.
  • Judging system
    After documentary examination, we ask for presentation and interview if needed.
  • Starting date
    Soon (negotiable)
  • Deadline for application
    Opens until positions are filled.
  • Contact
    〒619-0288 Department of Dynamic Brain Imaging
    ATR Cognitive Mechanisms Laboratories (Application for Researcher Position)
    2-2-2 Hikaridai, Seika-cho, Soraku-gun, Kyoto 619-0288, Japan
    Email: dbi-tvn at at=@
  • Use of personal data
    All personal data received will be properly managed and only be used for the purpose of recruitment.