[Corpora-List] Research Positions at AIRC (Artificial Intelligence Research Center), Japan

Paul Thompson Paul.Thompson at manchester.ac.uk
Thu Sep 17 17:57:28 CEST 2015

Applications are invited for several positions in Artificial Intelligence at the Artificial Intelligence Research Center (AIRC) (https://unit.aist.go.jp/airc//index.en.html) under the auspices of the National Institute for Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) (http://www.aist.go.jp/index_en.html).

Successful candidates will join a strong and expanding team and of 35+ full-time researchers carrying out cutting edge research in AI.

Research at AIRC includes Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Planning and Search, Text Mining, NLP, Pattern Recognition, Brain Inspired Computation, and infrastructures for AI.With strong research links to industrial partners, there is a particular emphasis on applications of AI technology to real world problems as well as research into theories and fundamental AI technologies. We work in close cooperation with partners in both the private and public sector to cover a broad range of AI applications, including:

- Artificial Intelligence for Human Life: Health-care, Smart city and Smart home, Innovative Retailing and Tourism, etc.

- Artificial Intelligence for Manufacturing and Engineering: Intelligent Robots, Intelligent planning and control of manufacturing plants, etc.

- Artificial Intelligence for Big Sciences: AI applications in Bio-Medical Science and Material Science, Geology, Computational Sociology, etc.

The advertised posts are funded by a project supported by NEDO (http://www.nedo.go.jp/english/index.html), which aims to establish a core research center for AI in Japan. Depending on the expertise and interest of the candidate, s/he will focus either on basic research or application related research of AI to real world problems. AIRC will carry out research in close cooperation with national or international research institutions such as Riken, CMU, Toyota Technology Institute in Chicago, the University of Manchester and DFKI.

Candidates should have a PhD in Computer Science with an emphasis on one of the following areas: Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Neuro-Computing, Planning and Search, Natural Language Processing, Text Mining, and Algorithms and Infrastructures for Big Data Analysis. Excellent programming skills and an excellent track-record of high-quality papers in top-tier conferences and journals would be a definite advantage.

We have three categories of post-doctoral research fellows. The duration of employment for all three categories is initially 24 months, with a possible extension of 36 months or longer, depending on performance. The starting date of employment will be 1st December 2015 at the earliest.

[Category A: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow] Salary 5,500,000 JPY to 7,000,000 JPY per annum

[Category B: Senior Post-Doctoral Research Fellow] Salary 7,000,000 JPY to 10,000,000 JPY per annum

[Category C: Distinguished Research Fellow] Salary 10,000,000 JPY per annum

Research Environment:

AIST is one of the largest publicly funded research institutes in Japan and a single research institute under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). AIRC is the newest research center within AIST, established in May, 2015. As a core research center of AI in Japan, we have been establishing close cooperation with researchers at Japanese and international institutes, which include the University of Tokyo, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Riken, Osaka University, Tohoku University, National Institute of Informatics, Toyota Technology Institute in Chicago, CMU, University of Manchester and DFKI.

AIRC is located in Odaiba, which is in one of the central districts of Tokyo, a bustling international city and the capital of Japan. Tokyo offers both the modern urban lifestyle of Japan as well as a rich Japanese heritage.

Interested candidates are invited to send, via electronic mail, the following items to the Director of Artificial Intelligence Research Center (AIST), Prof. Junichi Tsujii (airc-recruit-ml at aist.go.jp<mailto:airc-recruit-ml at aist.go.jp>)

(a) A cover letter that clearly indicates their main research interests

(b) Curriculum Vitae

(c) The contact details of 3 referees

(d) Copies of maximum of 3 publications that you have (co-)authored, and which are representative of your past research achievements. Each publication should be accompanied by a short summary that highlights its major contributions

(e) An agenda of future research goals. This should be no longer than one page, including figures

Informal enquiries can be made to airc-recruit-ml at aist.go.jp<mailto:airc-recruit-ml at aist.go.jp>

Closing date: 16th October 2015.

PLEASE NOTE: Plesase send your application to airc-recruit-ml at aist.go.jp<mailto:airc-recruit-ml at aist.go.jp> directly via e-mail, and not by post. It is NOT necessary to follow the specific CV formats specified on the AIRC website.


Paul Thompson Research Associate School of Computer Science National Centre for Text Mining Manchester Institute of Biotechnology University of Manchester 131 Princess Street Manchester M1 7DN UK Tel: 0161 306 3091 http://personalpages.manchester.ac.uk/staff/Paul.Thompson/

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