Institute of Science and Technology for Brain-Inspired Intelligence
Fudan University, Shanghai, China
The Institute of Science and Technology for Brain-inspired Intelligence (ISTBI) was launched in March 2015. It is an independent institution of Fudan University, which is based in Shanghai and one of the leading universities of China. The predecessor of the ISTBI is the Center for Computational Systems Biology, which was founded in 2008 and is one of the first international interdisciplinary research centers in Fudan University.
The ISTBI is based on several fields of research at Fudan University, including applied mathematics, statistics, computational science, informatics and neuroscience. The research carried out is interdisciplinary in nature, with computational neuroscience playing a central role. The ISTBI has the aim of making major contributions in algorithms for artificial intelligence, intelligent diagnosis of brain diseases, brain-inspired chips, and new developments in medicine. The ISTBI will exploit developments in brain science for industrial problems and contribute to innovation and development in intelligent technical industries.
At the present time, five core research centers and one international collaboration platform are undergoing establishment within the ISTBI. The first core center involves computational methodology design for simulating neuro-systems and bio-systems, focusing primarily on neural information processing mechanisms of advanced cognitive functions. The second center is concerned with intelligent diagnosis of patient diseases and algorithm development, using multi-scale multi-site brain-disease datasets. The third center is concerned with integrative biomedical imaging. It will provide experimental and technical support for biomedical research, and exploit information technology in biomedical applications, based on equipment of a medical imaging cluster. The fourth center is involved with brain-inspired software and hardware development. It has the aim of developing machine learning algorithms, wearable devices, brain-inspired chips and robots with health applications. The fifth center is concerned with brain-inspired intelligent industry. It will offer resources and services for brain-inspired innovation projects and enterprises. Additionally, an International Collaboration Platform aims at enhancing international cooperation and the training of new researchers, based on data and resources from existing international activities such as the European Human Brain Program and the American Brain Program.
The Institute has a mission of pursuing world-class research.
A successful candidate will be offered a competitive salary, based on experience and qualifications, generous startup funds and a research assistant.
Job Openings and Requirements
Chair Professor (Tenure)
Applicants must have be internationally recognized and have outstanding academic achievements in brain-inspired artificial intelligence or related fields. Applicants must be capable of leading scientists and establishing a world-class research team. The appointed Chair Professors will become leaders or co-leaders of one of the five core research centers and will, with their research teams, carry out work that achieves the mission of their center. The Chair Professors also have the duties of recruiting and managing their teams. Potential applicants should contact the Dean of the ISTBI, Professor Jianfeng Feng, via the HR secretary, Ms. Yun Lv, whose details are given below. After an initial evaluation and screening, the Dean will decide on the nomination of applicants to the ISTBI Academic Committee.
Senior Research Fellow (Tenured or Tenure-track)
Applicants must have a high-level of academic achievements in the field of brain-inspired artificial intelligence or related fields. Applicants can be scientists or engineers. Applicants should have a wide interdisciplinary vision have the potential to become a Chair Professor. The appointed applicants will carry out work under the direction of a Chair Professor of the ISTBI. Applicants should contact the appropriate Chair Professor via the HR secretary, Ms. Yun Lv, whose details are given below. After an initial evaluation and screening, the Chair Professor will decide on the nomination of applicants to the ISTBI Academic Committee.
Youth Principle Investigator, Research Fellow, Associate Research Fellow (Tenure-track)
Applicants have excellent publications in a related area and be under 36 years of age. Applicants should be well-recognized by the international academic community, and have the potential to apply for a Youth 1000 Talents Program or for an Outstanding Youth Scholar of the NSF of China. The appointed applicants will carry out work either individually or cooperatively in the Chair Professor’s research team. Applicants should contact the appropriate Chair Professor via the HR secretary, Ms. Yun Lv, whose details are given below. After an initial evaluation and screening, the Chair Professor will decide on the nomination of applicants to the ISTBI Academic Committee.
Applicants are outstanding scientists from well-known universities, research institutes, and leading companies in related industry. Applicants should have a broad interdisciplinary vision and international peer recognition, and have the strong potential to collaborate with scientists of the ISTBI in scientific research and postgraduate education. Potential applicants should contact the Dean of the ISTBI, Professor Jianfeng Feng, via the HR secretary, Ms. Yun Lv, whose details are given below. After an initial evaluation and screening, the Dean will decide on the nomination of applicants to the ISTBI Academic Committee.
Postdoctoral Position (Non-tenure track)
Applicants must hold a PhD from a well-known university or research institute. Applicants should have a solid foundation in subjects such as mathematics, statistics, physics, informatics and computer science, neurobiology, materials, biomedical engineering, and robotics. The appointed applicants will work in the area of brain-inspired intelligence and will enter a specific group affiliated to one of the five core research centers, to conduct research work. Applicants should contact the appropriate Chair Professor via the HR secretary, Ms. Yun Lv, whose details are given below. After an initial evaluation and screening, the Chair Professor will decide on nomination of applicants to the ISTBI Academic Committee.
All individuals in tenure-track positions will be subject to an international academic evaluation after six years of employment. Successful individuals will be qualified to transfer to a tenured position and/or promote their academic qualifications to higher-levels. The qualifications of tenure positions could be Chair Professor, Professor, and Associate Professor.
Applications should be submitted via email at the address given below, with the subject line containing the position applied for. Paper-based submissions are not initially necessary. An application should include: (i) a cover letter, that describes a brief research plan and describes how suited the plan is to the position applied for; (ii) a CV in English, that contains a full list of publications and contact information of at least five full professors who can act as referees; (iii) representative work (no more than 5 pieces that includes journal papers, monographs and patents); (iv) Academic Certificates of the highest qualification held.
Please submit your application via email to:
Ms. Yun Lv, HR Secretary
Institute of Science and Technology for Brain-Inspired Intelligence
Fudan University, 220 Handan Road, Shanghai 200433, China
For more information, please visit our website: http://istbi.fudan.edu.cn/en/home-en/