Postdoctoral Research Associates in Bioinformatics (2008-10-17)

(New on 29 November 2007)
National Institute of Biomedical Innovation (NiBio), Osaka

Postdoctoral Research Associates in Bioinformatics

In the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Group at the NiBio, we carry out structural and functional bioinformatics research into complex biological systems with the goal of developing novel drugs (see Several postdoctoral positions are currently open for the following areas: 1) development of a new method for modelling the dynamic structures of membrane proteins, 2) discovering novel drug targets by predicting molecular functions and protein networks and 3) development of novel techniques including the prediction of protein interactions with other molecules.

[Number of post]
One or two positions.

[Qualification requirements]
The successful applicant(s) will have a PhD degree in a subject relevant to the projects outlined above. Experience with programming (software development) and a knowledge of bioinformatics, particularly about protein structure and function, would be desirable.

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

[Contract Conditions]
Each position is full time and for one year in the first instance, renewable annually upon evaluation. Terms and conditions of appointment will apply, including salary and health insurance, in accordance with NiBio’s standard procedures for appointing postdoctoral research associates.

[Start of Employment]
1st April 2008, 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.

Open until filled. The applications received by 31th January 2008 will be assured full consideration.

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

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

Dr Kenji Mizuguchi
National Institute of Biomedical Innovation
7-6-8 Saito-Asagi, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0085, Japan
Tel : +81 72 641 9890
Fax : +81 72 641 9881