Open researcher position (2017.06)

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Open researcher position at the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University

Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka university has an open researcher position related to analyzing multi-modal sensor measurements to understand real-world events, and we are now inviting applications to a postdoctoral researcher position related to Indoor Positioning and Human Activity Recognition based on sensor data analysis.
This recruitment relates to artificial intelligence for understanding real-world events, and a successful applicant is expected to work with Professor Takuya Maekawa.
Our project is in close collaboration with Dr. Ryota Kanai (ARAYA Brain Imaging) and Dr. Motoaki Kawanabe (ATR/RIKEN), and researchers are able to learn state-of-the-art technologies of machine learning and neuroscience.
We constantly submit papers to top-tier conferences related to ubiquitous computing, and researchers in our group can learn know-how on research and paper publication.

■Job Description
Research activities in sensor data processing, ubiquitous computing, mobile computing and wearable computing

■Qualifications
[Essential]
(1) Ph.D. or equivalent in related field/s is required.
(2) Basic knowledge in machine learning is required.
(3) English language ability sufficient to fulfill one’s work duties.
[Desirable]
(1) Time-series data processing skill is desirable.

■Number of Positions
One

■Employment conditions
Position: Specially Appointed Researcher (Full-time)
Affiliation: Multimedia Data Engineering Course, Department of Multimedia Engineering, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology
Work Location: Osaka University Suita Campus (1-5 Yamadaoka, Suita-city, Osaka)
Starting Date: As soon as possible (negotiable)
The term of Employment: From the starting date to March 31st, 2018 *Contract may be renewed after expiration of the term of contract (until March 31st, 2021 at longest)
Salary and Benefits: *Based on the‘Salary Regulations for National University Corporation Osaka University Limited Term Staff (Specially appointed Staff, etc.) Subject to Annual Salary System.’
http://www.osaka-u.ac.jp/en/guide/information/joho/files/46.pdf
Remuneration: 4,601,700 JPY or higher per annum. (Monthly payments of one-twelfth of annual salary)
Commuting allowance, housing allowance, dependent allowance, retirement allowance and bonus will not be provided.
Employment Form: Discretionary Labor System, Special Work Type
*Based on the ‘Regulations Pertaining to Working Hours, Holidays and Leave for National University Corporation Osaka University Limited Term Staff.’
http://www.osaka-u.ac.jp/en/guide/information/joho/files/37.pdf
Insurance: Successful candidate will join National Public Service Personnel Mutual Aid Associations, Employment Insurance and Workers’Accident Compensation Insurance.

■Application Documents
Applications must be written in English or Japanese and include the following.
1. Curriculum Vitae (photo attached) *Please use the university form available at the following website.
http://www.osaka-u.ac.jp/en/news/employ/en/news/employ/academic_staff/index.html
2. List of research achievements and academic publications (Please classify publications into categories such as original paper, international conference paper, book, review paper, tutorial paper , patent and so on.)
3.10 separate prints of your major original papers (Photocopies acceptable)
4. Name and outline of prizes or awards you have received.
5. Names and contact information of the referee

■Sending Address and Contact information
[By postal mail]
Takuya Maekawa (Prof.)
Multimedia Data Engineering Course, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University
A205, 1-5 Yamadaoka, Suita-city, Osaka, 565-0871, JAPAN
*Write “Application for faculty position ‘Specially Appointed Researcher (Full-time) in Multimedia Data Engineering Course’ ” on the envelope in red ink.
*Send application documents by registered mail.
*Submitted application documents will not be returned.

[By e-mail]
maekawa at ist.osaka-u.ac.jp at=@
*Write “Application for faculty position ‘Specially Appointed Researcher (Full-time) in Multimedia Data Engineering Course'” in the subject line.

■Application deadline
October 31st, 2017. (Japan time) or until the position is filled.

■Selection Process
After documents have been reviewed, only shortlisted candidates will be interviewed (by Skype).
*Shortlisted candidates will be notified within two weeks. Please note that unsuccessful applicants after initial screening will not be contacted.
*Travel and accommodation fees necessary for interviews are to be covered by the applicant.

■Additional Information
Please refer to ‘Work Regulations for National University Corporation Osaka University Limited Term Staff’ and other regulations for work and other related conditions.
http://www.osaka-u.ac.jp/en/guide/information/joho/kitei_shugyou.html

Information in this document is subject to change. Please confirm details at interview.

Osaka University is promoting gender equality. (Reference: http://www.osaka-u.ac.jp/en/guide/diversity)
Graduate School of Information Science and Technology enforces independent support. We encourage applications from women.

■Use of personal data
All personal data received will only be used for the purpose of application screening and hiring procedure.

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