02/07/2019

Postdoctoral research scientist position (Human fMRI)(W19071)(Hiroyuki Nakahara Lab. for Integrated Theoretical Neuroscience)


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    RIKEN(The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer scienceInformatics
    EngineeringKnowledge engineering
    NeurosciencesNeuropsychology
    TechnologyInformation technology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    20/06/2020 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
  • LOCATION
    Japan › Saitama
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    See description

[Laboratory]
Laboratory for Integrated Theoretical Neuroscience (Laboratory head: Hiroyuki Nakahara)

[Research field]
We are interested in understanding neural mechanisms and their computations for realizing decision-making and adaptive behavior; in particular, reward-based decision-making and learning (reinforcement learning), and social decision-making and learning. For more information, please see our HP:http://www.itn.brain.riken.jp .

[Job title, available positions and job description]
Job title, available positions:
Postdoctoral Research Scientist in human fMRI: 1 position

Job description:
We seek a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to work on human fMRI experiment. We aim to elucidate neural mechanisms and computations for decision-making and learning, often together with social functions. Examples of our current interest include (but not limited to):

・REINFORCEMENT LEARNING: valuation, decision-making and learning, interacted with emotions; in relation to structural and representational learning, or model-based learning; with inference on environments; coupled with meta-cognition and/or mental accounting (neuroeconomics)

・SOCIAL LEARNING AND DECISION MAKING: decisions and learning with theory of mind; learning models of others' minds and associated inferences; empathy and decision making with inference of others' emotions; structural learning for rich repertoire of other individuals' decision-making

We often drive our studies by the understanding and knowledge of computational neuroscience and use advanced methods to analyze data, such as model-based analysis and multi-variate pattern analysis.

[Work location]
Branch and address:
RIKEN Wako (2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198)

[Start of employment]
An early starting time is preferred, although negotiable.

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Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
RIKEN(The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
Japan
Saitama

EURAXESS offer ID: 423984
Posting organisation offer ID: D119061325

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