Research Scientist or Senior Research Scientist

Seeking a Research Scientist or a Senior Research Scientist (22R06)


Geoinformatics Unit
RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project
(Unit Leader: Naoto Yokoya)

Open Positions

Research Scientist or Senior Research Scientist: 1 position
The position at the time of hiring will be determined through the selection process.

Job description

Our research focuses on the development of algorithms to rapidly identify conditions and changes of the ground surface over large areas from big geospatial data. The successful candidate is expected to conduct research and development of a geospatial intelligence system for automatic extraction of 3D land cover information in near real-time from multimodal geospatial data (e.g., satellite images, mobile data, and GIS data) to support human decision-making in disaster response and environmental monitoring. A special focus will be given to making the system collaborative with humans and trustworthy. Previous research experience in machine learning, computer vision, and remote sensing will be advantageous. Research and development will be carried out through collaborations with domestic and international agencies involved in disaster management and environmental conservation. Supervising interns and part-time students as well as contributing to the management of the unit are also expected. Senior Research Scientist is also expected to assist the unit leader.


Doctoral degree (or equivalent research ability and background) in the relevant research field.


For applicant registration:
Noon, September 14, 2022 (Japan time).

For revising or uploading application documents and letters of recommendation:
Noon, September 20, 2022 (Japan time).

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