Postdoctoral Research Associate (or Research Assistant) in Bioinformatics (2012-8-24)

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

[Overview]
In the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Group at the NIBIO, we carry out bioinformatics and computational biology research to assist drug discovery (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 lead relevant projects and/or work in technical support. Ongoing projects include: development of integrated databases; analysis of high-throughput experimental data; development of novel techniques including the prediction of protein interactions with other molecules. (See www.mizuguchilab.org for more details.)

[Number of post]
1

[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.

[Location]
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 2012 in the first instance, renewable annually upon evaluation (and subject to funding availability). 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 assitants).

[Start of Employment]
1st October 2012, or as soon as possible thereafter.

[Application]
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.

[Deadline]
30 September 2012 (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(@)nibiohn.go.jp, +81-72-641-9890). See http://www.mizuguchilab.org for further information.

Contact
Dr Kenji Mizuguchi   kenji(@)nibiohn.go.jp
National Institute of Biomedical Innovation
7-6-8 Saito-Asagi, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0085, Japan
Tel: +81 72 641 9890
Fax: +81 72 641 9812