Postdoctoral Research Associate (or Research Assistant) in Bioinformatics (2013-2-14)

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National Institute of Biomedical Innovation (NIBIO), Osaka
Postdoctoral Research Associate (or Research Assistant)  in Bioinformatics

Updated Feb 14, 2013

In the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Group at the NIBIO, we carry out bioinformatics and computational biology research to assist drug discovery (with research topics ranging from target identification/validation to safety prediction). Our research involves both the analysis of real-life experimental data and the development of novel computational techniques.

A position is currently open, either as a postdoctoral research associate or a research assistant (programmer/systems engineer), to provide support for specific drug discovery projects at the NIBIO and conduct relevant research. (Current research themes include: development of integrated databases; analysis of high-throughput experimental data; and development of novel techniques including the prediction of protein interactions with other molecules. See for more details.)

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[Qualification requirements]
The successful postdoctoral applicant will have a PhD degree in a subject relevant to our research, including Computational Biology (bioinformatics, systems biology), Computer Science, Statistics, Pharmacology, and Biology (structural biology, molecular and cell biology), and must be willing to develop new software/databases or handle large-scale experimental data such as microarray and proteomics data in collaboration with experimental groups. The successful research assistant must have experience with linux cluster administration and a good command of Japanese.

National Institute of Biomedical Innovation, Osaka
(7-6-8 Saito-Asagi, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0085, Japan).

[Contract Conditions]
The position is full time and until the end of March 2014 in the first instance, renewable annually upon evaluation (subject to funding availability and not beyond March 2018). Terms and conditions of appointment will apply, including salary and health insurance, in accordance with NIBIO’s standard procedures for appointing postdoctoral research associates (or research assistants).

[Start of Employment]
1 April 2013, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applications, including a full curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a short statement of future plans and contact details of two referees, should be e-mailed to the address below.

31 March 2013 (may be closed early, if the position is filled).

[Selection Process]
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview (in person or by phone).

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Kenji Mizuguchi (kenji(@), +81-72-641-9890). See for further information.

Dr Kenji Mizuguchi   kenji(@)
National Institutes of Biomedical Innovation, Health and Nutrition
7-6-8 Saito-Asagi, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0085, Japan
Tel: +81 72 641 9890
Fax: +81 72 641 9812