PamiTC Job Board - Posting Details

Title: PD position at Kyoto U: Reconstruction/simulation of neuronal circuitsPosted: January 24, 2017
Company/Institution: Integrated Systems Biology Lab at Kyoto U
Location: Kyoto, Japan
Department: Dep Sys Sci

Description: We invite applications for a post-doc researcher in the area of analyses of fluorescent microscopy images, computational neuroscience, and/or neurophysiology. A new collaborative project with U Tokyo has been launched for large-scale 3D imaging of brains' network of neurons and its reconstruction/simulation. The applicant will analyze microscopic 3D images to extract biological neuronal networks in collaboration with Kasai-lab in U Tokyo ( The project is a part of "Synaptic optogenetics for memory structures", which is founded by Japan Science and Technology Agency.
For this position, basic qualifications include PhD in relevant fields with proven track record of peer-reviewed publications, as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and/or Japanese. You will participate in the project with our tenure track and post-doc researchers from various backgrounds including systems biology, bioinformatics, computational biology, mathematical engineering, and machine learning. Our laboratory is also collaborating on daily basis with Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR), University of Tokyo, Okinawa institute of science and technology (OIST), RIKEN Brain Science Institute, and other laboratories across the country.

Application Instructions: [Job title and Job description]
Title: Full-time Researcher / Full-time Research Engineer Begin Date: April 1st 2017 or later (negotiable)
Location: Yoshida-Honmachi 36-1, Sakyo-Ku, Kyoto-city, Japan. 606-8501
Contract: Annually renewed based on evaluation. Up to 5 years
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Based on Kyoto University’s provision for researchers.
Benefits: Standard social insurance, Days off (weekends, public holidays, End of the year and the New Year, Kyoto University Foundation Day, summer vacation), Sick leave
Other miscellaneous provisions are in accordance with Kyoto U regulations.

[Application and required documents]
Please send the following five materials to the address below, either in printed or electronic form:
1. Complete CV (including technical skills [programming languages, platforms, systems, etc])
2. List of publications
3. Reprints of 1 to 3 major publications
4. Document (one or two pages in A4 or letter size) describing:
- Summary of your previous research
- Interests and proposal for research
5. Two letters of recommendation (including one from the current supervisor, if available)

[Selection process]
Selection will be made based on application screening and interviews.

Applicants must:
- have Ph.D. (or be near the completion of the degree).
- have strong motivations and ambitions to participate in the research above.

[Number of openings]

[Deadline for application]
February 28th 2017 (will remain open if positions are not filled)

Applications and/or any questions should be sent via mail or e-mail to:
Integrated Systems Biology Laboratory (Shin Ishii-lab),
Graduate School of Informatics, Engineering Bldg #1, Kyoto University Yoshida-honmachi, Sakyo, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan
Email: kanae [at]
Phone: +81-75-753-4908
Fax: +81-75-753-4907