Araya works at the intersection of neuroscience and AI, using biology to inspire novel AI algorithms, and AI to improve our understanding of the human brain. Researchers within Araya work on furthering development in these areas, doing fundamental research, collaborating both internally and externally, and publishing at international venues.


Research Intern (Deep Learning)

Outline

In this role you will work on fundamental research in deep learning, with topics such as image recognition, program generation, and meta-learning.
To be eligible you must be a student currently residing in Japan and have permission to work.

Job Description

Research and development of novel AI algorithms in the field of deep learning
Presenting research in international venues

Required Skills and Experience

A degree in a quantitative subject area (computer science, neuroscience, engineering, mathematics, etc.)
Theoretical and practical knowledge of deep learning
Python programming (NumPy, PyTorch, Tensorflow)
English (Ability to read and write research papers in English)

Preferred Skills and Experience

Knowledge of / interest in theoretical neuroscience, IITs, information theory
Journal/conference/workshop publications

Japanese (Ability to have conversations about research)

Salary

Monthly salary: 120,000-240,000 yen

Employment Type

Full-time intern 2-4 months / part-time intern 4-6 months, 20 hours/week

Work Location

Head Office (Ark Mori Building 24F, 1-12-32 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo)

How to Apply

Please apply via email to araya-jinji@araya.org with your resume + cover letter (including any research proposals + availability for an internship in the period Dec 2021 – Sep 2022, full-time/part-time).


Researcher (Reinforcement/Machine Learning)

Outline

In this role you will work on making fundamental advances in the fields of deep learning and/or reinforcement learning. Other relevant topics include imitation learning, search, transfer learning, continual learning, meta-learning and multimodal learning, although applicants from all areas within AI are welcome.

Job Description

Research and develop novel AI algorithms in the fields of deep learning and/or reinforcement learning
Report research clearly both internally and externally, verbally, and in writing
Work with internal and external collaborators in neuroscience and AI

Required Skills and Experience

Degree in a quantitative subject area (computer science, neuroscience, engineering, mathematics, physics, etc.)
Theoretical and practical knowledge of theoretical neuroscience, deep learning, computer vision and/or audio processing
Python programming (NumPy, PyTorch/Tensorflow)
English proficiency (able to read and write research papers in English)

Welcome Skills and Experience

PhD in a quantitative subject area, or equivalent practical experience
Knowledge of/interest in theoretical neuroscience
Journal/conference/workshop publications

Salary

Salary will be determined based on previous experience.
Monthly salary: ¥380,000-500,000 (including 20 hours of deemed overtime)
Annual salary: ¥4,500,000-6,000,000 (overtime paid separately)
Relocation bonus: ¥500,000

Employment Status

Full-time research assistant / postdoctoral research assistant 1 year (subject to renewal)

Work location

Head Office (Ark Mori Building 24F, 1-12-32 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
Remote work is possible (you may be required to come to the office a few times a month)

Application

Please apply via email to araya-jinji@araya.org with your resume + cover letter.


Researcher (Program Synthesis)

Outline

In this role you will work on making fundamental advances in the field of program synthesis.

Job Description

Research and develop novel AI algorithms in the field of program synthesis
Report research clearly both internally and externally, verbally, and in writing
Work with internal and external collaborators in neuroscience and AI

Required Skills and Experience

Degree in a quantitative subject area (computer science, neuroscience, engineering, mathematics, etc.)
Theoretical and practical knowledge of programming languages, symbolic AI, search, deep learning, reinforcement learning, and/or natural language processing
Python programming (NumPy, PyTorch/Tensorflow)
English proficiency (able to read and write research papers in English)

Welcome Skills and Experience

PhD in a quantitative subject area, or equivalent practical experience
Knowledge of/interest in theoretical neuroscience
Journal/conference/workshop publications

Salary

Salary will be determined based on previous experience.
Monthly salary: ¥380,000-500,000 (including 20 hours of deemed overtime)
Annual salary: ¥4,500,000-6,000,000 (overtime paid separately)
Relocation bonus: ¥500,000

Employment Status

Full-time research assistant / postdoctoral research assistant 1 year (subject to renewal)

Work location

Head Office (Ark Mori Building 24F, 1-12-32 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo)

Application

Please apply via email to araya-jinji@araya.org with your resume + cover letter.


Research Intern (Machine Learning)

Outline

In this role you will work on making fundamental advances in the fields of deep learning, reinforcement learning, and/or evolutionary computation. Other relevant topics include imitation learning, search, transfer learning, continual learning, meta-learning and multimodal learning, although applicants from all areas within AI are welcome.

To be eligible you must be a student currently residing in Japan and have permission to work.

Job Description

Research and develop novel AI algorithms in the fields of deep learning, reinforcement learning, and/or evolutionary computation
Publish research in international venues

Required Skills and Experience

Degree in a quantitative subject area (computer science, neuroscience, engineering, mathematics, etc.)
Theoretical and practical knowledge of deep learning, reinforcement learning, and/or evolutionary computation
Python programming (NumPy, PyTorch/Tensorflow)
English proficiency (able to read and write research papers in English)

Welcome Skills and Experience

Knowledge of/interest in theoretical neuroscience
Journal/conference/workshop publications

Salary

Monthly salary: ¥400,000

Employment Status

Full-time intern 2-4 months / part-time intern 4-6 months, 28 hours/week

Work location

Head Office (Ark Mori Building 24F, 1-12-32 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo)

Application

Please apply via email to araya-jinji@araya.org with your resume + cover letter (including any research proposals + availability for an internship in the period Apr 2021 – Mar 2022, full-time/part-time).