Kojima Market Design Project, Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology (ERATO), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) invites applications for post-doctoral positions at Kyushu University and Keio University.
Please read the application guidelines below and apply by January 15, 2024.
Post-doctoral position: ERATO Kojima Market Design Project
Kojima Market Design Project (https://www.jst.go.jp/erato/en/brochure/erato_en_pamph.pdf, principle investigator: Fuhito Kojima, the University of Tokyo, https://sites.google.com/site/fuhitokojimaeconomics/Fuhito-Kojima), is funded by Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology (ERATO), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).
This project deals with market design, i.e., scientifically developing mechanisms to allocate precious resources appropriately based on technologies from game theory and microeconomics. This project is carried out by an interdisciplinary research team, including the computer science group (group leader: Makoto Yokoo, Kyushu University, https://sites.google.com/view/makoto-yokoo/), and the discrete mathematics team (group leader: Akihisa Tamura, Keio University, https://opt.math.keio.ac.jp/aki-tamura/).
These two groups are now hiring a few postdoctoral research fellows.
The group assignment will be decided based on the expertise and future research direction of the applicant through the discussion at the interview.
The ideal candidate will have a PhD in a relevant discipline and established track record evident by publication in top-quality conferences and/or journals.
Expertise in one or more of the following areas is a must: game theory and economic paradigms, market/mechanism design, computational social choice, machine learning, multiagent systems, discrete mathematics, and combinatorial optimization.
The successful candidate will be employed by one of the following universities: Kyushu University and Keio University in Japan. Gross salary per year (including taxes, insurances, and other things) will be about 6 million yen (about US$40,000).
Due to the current exchange rate, the living cost in Japan is much lower than in most of other countries. The exact amount will be decided in accordance with the employment regulations of each university, the successful applicant’s past accomplishments, etc.
The start date will be April 1, 2024 (Negotiable) and the end date is March 31, 2025, which can be extended based on mutual agreement. The project will terminate on March 31, 2029.
The application process will remain open until the position is filled by a suitable candidate.
Interested applicants should submit the following to recruit <at> agent.inf.kyushu-u.ac.jp:
(1) Academic CV, including names and contact details of 2 referees.
(2) A 2-page summary of the candidate’s current/past research and a research vision statement in the project.
(3) At most five “representative papers” describing the applicant’s research.
If possible, please also include a link to a website with an online version of your PhD thesis and relevant publications (e.g., your professional homepage).
Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Please put the set of documents to be submitted in a folder and compress it with a password (preferably in ZIP file) and send it by e-mail to the contact e-mail address. Please make the subject of the e-mail “Application for Postdoc Research Fellow”.
If the file size of the compressed file exceeds 5MB, please e-mail the URL of a location where the complete set of documents could be downloaded safely.
Also, please e-mail us the password for decompressing the compressed file separately.
After receiving the application, the applicant will be notified with a confirmation of receipt.
If you do not receive a confirmation of receipt within 24 hours, please contact the following reference.
The applications received after the deadline will not be considered for further screening.
SUBMISSION DUE DATE: January 15, 2024.
The screening process consists of:
(1) the initial application review
(2) zoom interviews for the applicants who make it past the initial review.
recruit <at> agent.inf.kyushu-u.ac.jp