We are currently looking for start-up members for our newly created Machine Learning and Data Science (MLDS) Unit at OIST. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Open positions

Informaiton about the MLDS unit at OIST:

  • We are part of OIST, Japan’s international and interdisciplinary research institution and is very strong in natural science research. Therefore, you can not only conduct fundamental machine learning research but also research on the application of machine learning to the natural sciences (i.e., Machine Learning for Science).
  • We are an international team: both our members and collaborators are from all over the world.
  • We regularly publish papers at top ML venues, including NeurIPS, ICML, AISTATS, and ICLR.
  • We are closely working with High-dimensional statistical modeling team at RIKEN AIP and the Kashima-Yamada labs at Kyoto University. We collaborated with researchers at CMU, Oxford, and UCL. Moreover, we actively collaborated with industries, including NTT communication science laboratory, CyberAgent, Google Brain, Meta AI, and SliceX AI.


We plan to hire a couple of researchers at OIST soon. So, please let us know if you are interested in the role!

Ph.D. students

Please directly apply to the OIST’s Ph.D. program. If you are willing to join OIST through the pathway program, please consider applying to the OIST internship programs.

Research interns

Please directly apply to the OIST’s internship program. We may have openings for unit interns for M.S. or Ph.D. students. If you are interested in the opportunity, please send us your CV, published papers and/or technical report (arXiv), and a short research statement to makoto.yamada (at) oist.jp.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact to makoto (dot) yamada (at) oist.jp!