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Job recruitment for Senior Researcher (Symbol emergence in robotics)

 

Job information for Senior Researcher (Post-doctoral Fellow)(R-GIRO project "AI and Semiotics")
Emergent Systems Laboratory in Ritsumeikan University invites a post-doctoral fellow for the following project:
R-GIRO Project on "AI and Semiotics" entitled "International and Interdisciplinary Research Center for the Next-generation Artificial Intelligence and Semiotics"
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  • [Number of positions]
  • 1 position

 

  • [Address of work location and other information]
  • Ritsumeikan University Biwako Kusatsu Campus (1-1-1 Noji-higashi, Kusatsu, Shiga, Japan)
  • Department of Human & Computer Intelligence, College of Information Science and Engineering

 

[Job details (duties, subject responsible for, etc.)]

The employed researcher is expected to contribute to research topics about Symbol Emergence in Robotics.

The ideal candidate should have a strong background in Artificial intelligence, Machine learning, Symbol Emergence in Robotics, Cognitive Robotics, Speech recognition, Language acquisition, Soft computing, and Home Robotics

 

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  • [Expected skills, interests, and backgrounds]
  • - Good mathematical background.
  • - English communication skill for daily discussion and writing papers: IELTS 6 (TOEIC 740).
  • - Programming skills in C++, Python, and related frameworks or libraries, e.g., TensorFlow, scikit-learn, and ROS, for machine learning and intelligent robot.
  • - Applicants are expected to be interested in natural language, language acquisition, and machine learning . Having related academic backgrounds is preferable.
  • - Willingness to contribute our RoboCup@Home and World Robot Summit teams (http://www.robocupathome.org/, http://worldrobotsummit.org/)

 

 

  • [Qualifications]
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. or doctoral degree in a related field.

 

  • [Starting date]
  • October 1st, 2017 or later.

 

  • [Employment status]
  • One year contract (Maximum of 5 years)

 

 

  • [Compensation]
  • JPY 330,000 yen/month (SS2 Class Based on the Regulations for Ritsumeikan Univ.)
  • If applicants have sufficient publications and capability for achieving important contribution to this project, Payment will be JPY 380,000 yen/month (SS1 Class Based on the Regulations for Ritsumeikan Univ.)
  • Commuting allowance, family allowance, and house allowance are not paid.
  • Employment insurance of Promotion and mutual aid corporation for Private Schools of Japan are provided.
  • Other conditions are decided by appointment contract.

 

  • [Selection process (selection method and hiring decision)]
  • Preliminary screening is performed by reviewing documents, and secondary screening is performed by an interview

 

 

  • [Application method (including where to send documents)]
  • 1. Curriculum vitae including e-mail address, academic experience, and work experience, etc.)
  • 2. List of publications (peer-reviewed original papers, proceedings papers, review articles, books, patents, and others]
  • 3. Copies of 3 major publications
  • 4. Outline of past research (within 2 pages in A4 format)
  • 5. Motivation letter and outline of prospective research (Free format)
  • 6. Name and contact addresses of two references.
  • -Please write in English or Japanese.
  • -Please send the application documents by registered post mail, express shipping service or email.
  • -Please write "Application Forms for R-GIRO Researcher" on front page of the envelope or email title.
  • -Application documents are not returned.
  • -If the applicant does not want to obtain SS2 position, and only wants to be employed as SS1 researcher, please declare so in the application.
  • -The submitted personal information is not used except for the selection process.

 

 

 

  • [Application Deadline]
  • July 25th, 2017.

 

 

  • [Contact details (department, official position, name, e-mail address, and phone number of the responsible person)] *Important
  • 1-1-1 Noji-higashi, Kusatsu, Shiga
  • 525-8577
  • Tadahiro Taniguchi, Professor
  • Yoshinobu Hagiwara, Assistant Professor
  • Email: adm"at"em.ci.ritsumei.ac.jp
  • (Please use "@" instead of "( at )".)
  • TEL: +81 (0)77-561-5745
  • Web: http://www.em.ci.ritsumei.ac.jp/en

 

 

 

  • Tadahiro Taniguchi, Professor
  • Yoshinobu Hagiwara, Assistant Professor
  • Contact Email: adm"at"em.ci.ritsumei.ac.jp
  • (Please use "@" instead of "( at )".)