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Senior Researcher Position Openings in Human Machine Systems and Human Robotics

[Job Title] Senior Researcher

[Position Period]
Start from: as soon as possible
End: to March 31, 2018 (renewable up to 5 years)
The contract will expire at the end of March every year. The contract can be extended by one year if both sides agree up to four times.

[Research Fields]
Human Machine Systems, Robotics, System Control Theory, Cybernetic Modeling, Automotive Engineering, Human Machine Interface,

[Description of the position]
Ritsumeikan University Global Innovation Research Organization, Japan is accepting application for senior researcher appointment in the project of “Cooperative Automated Driving based on Mutual Understanding between Human Driver and Automated Systems” at International and Interdisciplinary Research Center of Next-generation Artificial Intelligence and Semiotics.
The senior researcher will lead efforts to develop new technologies of human machine systems and/or vehicle control methods for cooperative automated driving systems

We will study in
- Modeling human machine systems and its application to operator assistance method toward cooperative automated driving systems
- Analysis and design of human-machine systems in shared/cooperative control based on control theoretic or cybernetic modeling approach
- Comfortable vehicle motion control based on human sensory dynamics

We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in cooperative control between human and automation, cybernetic modeling of human operators, and developing of human machine systems.

[Address of work location]
Human Robotics Laboratory, College of Information Science and Engineering
Ritsumeikan University, Biwako Kusatsu Campus
1-1-1 Noji-higashi, Kusatsu, Shiga, Japan

[Working conditions]
Salary: 270,000 to 380,000JPY per month
Details are available at:

[Application method] Please send the following documents:
1) CV
2) Contact information
3) Publication list
4) pdf files of your main three papers
5) Description of your research
6) Your research plan
7) Contact information
8) Contact information for three references

Please combine the above documents with one page cover letter into a PDF file (less than 5MB) and send the pdf file to twada(at)fc.ritsumei.ac.jp.

[Application Deadline] May 31, 2017 (close while filled)

Possesses Ph.D degree at the beginning of employment
Possesses sufficient research in the above fields.

[Contact details]
1-1-1 Noji-higashi, Kusatsu, Shiga Takahiro Wada, Professor Email: twada<at>fc.ritsumei.ac.jp (Please use “@” instead of <at>.) TEL: 077-561-5745 http://hr.ci.ritsumei.ac.jp

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