Open positions

Approximate Bayesian Inference (ABI)
RIKEN center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP), Tokyo, Japan

Type of positions

Contact: emtiyaz.khan@riken.jp

Projects

Candidates are expected to work on problems at the intersection of deep learning, Bayesian inference, optimization, and reinforcement learning. A list of projects here. Selected candidates are expected to carry out research and publish their findings in top machine-learning conferences.

Post-Doc/Senior Scientist positions

The candidate is expected to be an expert in one or more of the following areas: approximate Bayesian inference, numerical optimization, deep learning, probabilistic graphical models, and reinforcement learning.

The candidate must have a PhD (or expected to get one in the near future) and published their research in machine-learning conferences (NIPS, ICML, AIStats, UAI, ICLR, etc.). Candidates who have worked on applications of machine learning are also encouraged to apply.

Exceptional candidates can be appointed as a senior scientist. Such candidates must have 2-3 years of previous post-doc experience in the areas mentioned above.

Basic salary is around USD 50,000, however for exceptional candidates it is negotiable upto USD 90,000. RIKEN also provides additional housing and commuting allowance.

Working hours are relaxed and at your own discretion. The center also provides travel funds to attend conferences. The position is meant to further the careers of young researchers who wish to pursue a career in academia.

Research Assistant positions

The candidate must have a Masters degree. Candidates with prior publications are preferred.

Candidates interested in a PhD position are encouraged to apply. This position is meant to further the careers of young researchers who wish to pursue a PhD or similar positions in academia. Working hours are relaxed and at your own discretion. The center also provides travel funds to attend conferences.

Research Internship Positions

PhD students working on machine learning are preferred, but we also accept Masters and undergraduate students.

About the center

Our center is fairly new (started on September 2016) and is well funded (the AI project has around a public funding of about 26M dollars per year). The office is located in the center of Tokyo. The center has also built up a good computing infrastructure. We provide competitive salaries and also cover part of the housing, commuting allowance, relocation costs, and health insurance.

See more here.

How to Apply

To apply, follow the instructions given in this page