ORGANISATION/COMPANYRIKEN(The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
RESEARCH FIELDComputer science › InformaticsEngineering › Knowledge engineeringNeurosciences › NeuropsychologyTechnology › Information technology
RESEARCHER PROFILERecognised Researcher (R2)
APPLICATION DEADLINE20/06/2020 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
LOCATIONJapan › Saitama
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEKSee description
Laboratory for Integrated Theoretical Neuroscience (Laboratory head: Hiroyuki Nakahara)
We are interested in understanding the computational principles that underlie the way neural systems realize 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:
Research Scientist in computational neuroscience: 1 position
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 and/or deep learning; 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
To validate our proposals and models, a prospective fellow is expected to use simulations in comparison to existing data, which is likely complemented with our own crowdsourcing or behavioral experiments. In addition, s/he is expected to be willing to collaborate with experimental investigations that other scientists conduct (e.g., in-house fMRI).
Branch and address:
RIKEN Wako (2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198)
An early starting time is preferred, although negotiable.
For details about "Salary and benefits", please refer to the above "Job posting URL".
Handling personal data:
EURAXESS offer ID: 423985
Posting organisation offer ID: D119061330
The responsibility for the jobs published on this website, including the job description, lies entirely with the publishing institutions. The application is handled uniquely by the employer, who is also fully responsible for the recruitment and selection processes.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to download all jobs in XML.