Universities and Institutes of Japan

Universities and Institutes of Japan

Academic Employment Opportunities At The Nii, Digital Content And Media Sciences Research Division, Yamagishi Lab, Project Researcher (Specified Fixed-Term Employment, Postdoctoral Fellow)

Japan

Closing in 305 days

9 May 2024

Job Information

Organisation/Company

Research Organization of Information and Systems, National Institute of Informatics

Research Field

Engineering

Technology

Chemistry

Physics

Computer science

Information science

Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)

Established Researcher (R3)

Country

Japan

Application Deadline

31 Mar 2025 - 23:59 (UTC)

Type of Contract

Permanent

Job Status

Not Applicable

Hours Per Week

See description

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme

Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

No

Offer Description

Background of the recruitment and description of the project Background of the recruitment and description of the project The Yamagishi Laboratory, Content Science Research Division, National Institute of Informatics, conducts basic research on speech generation AI, speech security and privacy. In addition to presenting research results at top conferences, they also focus on social implementation. Representative projects that the laboratory has worked on include the French-Japanese CREST project (running from FY 2018 to FY 2023); representative speech databases built for AI model training are the VCTK and ASVspoof databases. A representative social implementation is the development of the deepfake detection program "Synthetiq Vision".

Work content and job description The selected candidate will work on the JST AIP Acceleration Project, "Acceleration and Dissemination of Social Implementation of Fake Media Detection Technology" (April 2024 - March 2026) in collaboration with members of the Yamagishi Laboratory and Echizen Laboratory of the National Institute of Informatics.

In the above project, to combat the problem of deepfakes that misuse generative models of speech and faces, the selected candidate is expected to research advanced audio and multimedia deepfake detection techniques and/or new machine-learning methods to follow emerging unknown deepfakes automatically. Candidates should, therefore, have sufficient experience and program implementation skills in speech information processing, deep learning, machine learning, AI security, and other related technologies.

The candidate is expected to work on one of the following topics

<Research Areas> Speech information processing (especially deepfake detection and countermeasures, speaker recognition, etc.) Machine learning (especially AI security) <Reference> Yamagishi Lab, National Institute of Informatics, Japan Echizen Lab, National Institute of Informatics, Japan NII Synthetiq Vision

Assigned department Existing departments

Work location Address 101-8430 Tokyo Gakujutsu Sougou Center, Hitotsubashi 2-1-2, Chiyoda-ku, Directions: 3-5 minutes walk from exit A8 of the Jimbocho subway station on the Toei Shinjuku Line, or from exit 1b of the Takebashi subway station on the Tozai Line.

Number of hired Number of hired:1 person(s) Hiring date:2024-07-01 00:00:00 Starting date:2024-07-01 00:00:00 Job content supplemental explanation:Academic Employment Opportunities at the NII, Digital Content and Media Sciences Research Division, Yamagishi Lab, Project Researcher (Specified fixed-term employment, Postdoctoral Fellow)

1. Job title: Postdoctoral fellow Based on performance, successful applicants may be given the title of Project Assistant Professor.

2. Number of recruits: 1

3. Work location: National Institute of Informatics (Gakujutsu Sougou Center, Hitotsubashi 2-1-2, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) Directions: 3-5 minutes walk from exit A8 of the Jimbocho subway station on the Toei Shinjuku Line, or from exit 1b of the Takebashi subway station on the Tozai Line (refer to the map).

4. Affiliation: Yamagishi Lab, Digital Content and Media Sciences Research Division, National Institute of Informatics

5. Job description: The selected candidate will work on the JST AIP Acceleration Project, "Acceleration and Dissemination of Social Implementation of Fake Media Detection Technology" (April 2024 - March 2026) in collaboration with members of the Yamagishi Laboratory and Echizen Laboratory of the National Institute of Informatics. In the above project, to combat the problem of deepfakes that misuse generative models of speech and faces, the selected candidate is expected to research advanced audio and multimedia deepfake detection techniques and/or new machine-learning methods to follow emerging unknown deepfakes automatically. Candidates should, therefore, have sufficient experience and program implementation skills in speech information processing, deep learning, machine learning, AI security, and other related technologies. The candidate is expected to work on one of the following topics

<Research Areas> •Speech information processing (especially deepfake detection and countermeasures, speaker recognition, etc.) •Machine learning (especially AI security) <Reference> •Yamagishi Lab, National Institute of Informatics, Japan •Echizen Lab, National Institute of Informatics, Japan •NII Synthetiq Vision

6. Requirements: •Having a PhD degree or is expected to have a PhD degree when admitted •Having experience in any or multiple research topics listed above •Being able to communicate in Japanese or English and to write international conference papers and journal articles •Having experience in implementing and experimenting with deep learning

7. Period of employment: From 2024 July 1st or later to 2025 March 31st •The starting date is negotiable •It is possible to extend the employment period based on the research outcomes and availability of the research budget. •However, the maximum employment period is up to 2026 March 31st. The contract is renewed every year.

8. Workdays: Five days a week, Monday through Friday •Days off: Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, and year-end and New Year's holidays (December 29 - January 3). •Summer vacation: Any two consecutive days between August 12 and 18, excluding Saturdays and Sundays.

9. Working hours: Seven hours and 45 minutes per day under a discretionary work system.

10. Leave of absence: Conferred in accordance with regulations: •Annual paid leave •Vacation other than annual paid leave

11. Salary: Provided based on regulations •Basic salary: 443,000 Yen ~ 628,000 Yen per month (based on working experience and degree of expertise) •Commuting allowance: Amount paid to cover actual commuting costs (there is a limit) •Payday: At month-end closing, generally on the 17th of the same month

12. Insurance: Employment and workers' compensation insurance covered by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Mutual Aid Association in accordance with laws and regulations.

13. Application document: Please submit the application documents to the following email address with the specified title: Title: Yamagishi-Lab Project Researcher Application Email: yamaghishilab-sec (at) nii.ac.jp •Resume in the format specified by ROIS (download from NII webpage. Please fill in academic background, academic degrees, and awards; please paste photo and seal; please include email address and phone number) •List of research outcomes (list in the following order: thesis, peer-viewed journal paper, peer-viewed conference paper, non-peer-viewed publication) •Copy of main research papers (3 papers at maximum) •Summary of research to date, and research plans and expectations for the above subject (about 1 page of A4 paper) •Contact information of two references

14. Selection procedure: After screening of documents, you will be contacted for an interview date, if necessary. Online interviews may be conducted. Please note that the applicant will pay travel expenses for onsite interviews/visits and communication expenses for online interviews.

15. Notification of application results: Applicants will be promptly notified of the results of the selection process.

16. Deadline of application: Ends as soon as one applicant is admitted.

17. Inquiries and Email address to send applications: National Institute of Informatics, Yamagishi Lab To Junichi Yamagishi Email: yamagishilab-sec (at) nii.ac.jp please replace (at) with @

18. Employer: Inter-University Research Institute Corporation Research Organization of Information and Systems Director Masaru Kitsuregawa

19. Miscellaneous: •Any questions shall be asked to the email address above. •We will use the personal information submitted in this recruitment only for the purpose of screening of the application. We will destroy all personal information after application. Please note that personal information of the hired staff will be used for recruitment procedures such as personnel affairs, labor, salary-related processing, and various procedures in the office. •NII actively promotes female researchers as a part of gender equality. In this recruitment, women will be actively hired if they are found to be equivalent in their performance (research achievements, educational achievements, social contributions, etc.).

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Benefits

Compensation Annual salary:5 million yen - 8 million yen Wages description:Provided based on regulations

Basic salary: 443,000 Yen ~ 628,000 Yen per month (based on working experience and degree of expertise) Commuting allowance: Amount paid to cover actual commuting costs (there is a limit) Payday: At month-end closing, generally on the 17th of the same month Working hours:09:00-17:45 Break time:12:00-13:00 Holidays :Five days a week, Monday through Friday

Days off: Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, and year-end and New Year's holidays (December 29 - January 3). Summer vacation: Any two consecutive days between August 12 and 18, excluding Saturdays and Sundays. Overtime and other explanations:Seven hours and 45 minutes per day under a discretionary work system. Employment type:Contract employee Employment type description:Full-time Contract period:Nontenured Contract period description:From 2024 July 1st or later to 2025 March 31st The starting date is negotiable It is possible to extend the employment period based on the research outcomes and availability of the research budget. However, the maximum employment period is up to 2026 March 31st. The contract is renewed every year. Probationary period:Probationary period absent

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Measures for preventing passive smoking at the workplace

Supplementary explanation of compensation Provided based on regulations

Basic salary: 355000 Yen ~ 422000 Yen per month (based on working experience) Commuting allowance: Amount paid to cover actual commuting costs (there is a limit) Payday: At month-end closing, generally on the 17th of the same month

Work Location(s)

Number of offers available

1

Company/Institute

Research Organization of Information and Systems, National Institute of Informatics

Country

Japan

City

Tokyo

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Job details

Title

Academic Employment Opportunities At The Nii, Digital Content And Media Sciences Research Division, Yamagishi Lab, Project Researcher (Specified Fixed-Term Employment, Postdoctoral Fellow)

Employer

Universities and Institutes of Japan

Location

Japan

Published

May 09, 2024

Application deadline

March 31, 2025

Job type

Postdoc

Field

Computer Science,Engineering