02/07/2019

Postdoctoral research scientist position (Computational neuroscience)(W19072)(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 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

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 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).

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

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

Benefits

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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: 423985
Posting organisation offer ID: D119061330

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