Announcement of Job Opportunity for Project Assistant Professor in Division of Cerebral Circuitry, National Institute for Physiological Sciences (NIPS), National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), Okazaki, Japan

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    National Institutes of Natural Sciences, National Institute for Physiological Sciences
    Computer scienceInformatics
    Information scienceLibrary science
    TechnologyComputer technology
    TechnologyInformation technology
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    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    20/12/2019 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
    Japan › Aichi
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[Research field]
The research focus in the Division of Cerebral Circuitry is to understand the structure of cortical neural networks by analyzing large-volume electron micrograph data sets (LVEMD). We will implement automated image registration, segmentation, reconstruction, and computational analyses of those data in order to analyze large data sets more efficiently. We believe this will significantly advance our understanding of the structure-function relationships of the brain. We call for talented applicants who can actively promote these studies with deep knowledge, experience, potential ability or motivation with either ①Neuroinformatics/Computational neuroscience, or ②Neuroanatomy.

Laboratory techniques to approach the research goal:
① Neuroinformatics/Computational neuroscience
a) Development/improvement/operation of image analysis applications and/or automated segmentation applications for the LVEMD.
b) Simulation analysis using neural networks.
② Neuroanatomy
c) Histological processing of the brain sections for electron microscopy.
d) Serial electron micrographs acquisition using scanning electron microscopy to obtain the LVEMD
e) In vivo brain imaging
f) Correlated light and electron microscopy
g) Image processing/Data analysis of the LVEMD and/or in vivo brain images

Please note that this position is not for a primary investigator, and is equivalent to a research scientist position in the U.S. and Canada.

[Address of work location and other information]
Myodaiji, Okazaki, Aichi 444-8585, JAPAN

[Available positions (Job title, number of positions, etc.)]
Project Assistant Professor in the Division of Cerebral Circuitry (one position)

[Starting date]
March 1, 2020 or later

More Information


[Details of salary, working hours, holiday, period of employment and insurance, accommodation, etc.]
The salary apply an annual salary system.Starting salary will depend on the applicants career and achievements. Raises are based on the annual review.

[Work hours]
The Discretionary Labor System for Professional Work shall be applicable.

[Social insurance, welfare pension, employment insurance]
Social insurance, welfare pension, employment insurance will be applied.

Additional comments

1) Gender Equality
a) NIPS, NINS is promoting a Gender Equality Program by taking various measures to create a workspace where both men and women are able to give full rein to their talents and abilities.
b) NIPS gives hiring priority to women when they are recognized as equivalent during performance evaluations.
c) NIPS considers for periods when researchers did not perform research due to leave for maternity, elderly and child care if applicants specify the period of them in their CV.
2) Handling Personal Data
All the private data in application for employment is handled in strict confidentiality, and such data is not utilized for any other purpose. Application documents will not be returned.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
National Institutes of Natural Sciences, National Institute for Physiological Sciences

EURAXESS offer ID: 453201
Posting organisation offer ID: D119091750


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