Research Assistant in Bioinformatics(2017.12.20)


In the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Group at the NIBIOHN, we carry out bioinformatics and computational biology research into drug discovery and development (with special emphasis on data integration, target discovery and ADMET prediction). Our research involves both the analysis of real-life experimental data and the development of novel computational techniques, aiming to establish systems approaches to drug discovery.

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A position of research assistant is currently open.

[Number of post]


[Main activities and responsibilities]

  1. Manage the Group website
  2. Prepare for and engage in outreach activities
  3. Prepare and analyze data using Microsoft Excel
  4. Prepare presentation materials using Microsoft Powerpoint
  5. Prepare reports and other documents for funding agencies
  6. Conduct survey research (literature search, data collection, obtaining quotes, and other tasks related to public relations)
  7. (If the candidate possesses the relevant skills) Develop software and/or assist system administration


[Qualification requirements]

  1. General IT literacy
  2. Familiarity with Microsoft Excel, Word and Powerpoint
  3. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent knowledge and experience
  4. Communication skills and the ability to work in a team
  5. A good command of Japanese
  6. (If Responsibility 7 above applies) Experience in software development including machine learning and/or Linux cluster administration

The following will be advantageous:

  • Knowledge of project-related subjects including medicine, pharmaceutical sciences, natural sciences, engineering and computer science
  • Experience (or willingness) to work as a research administrator
  • A good command of English


National Institutes of Biomedical Innovation, Health and Nutrition

7-6-8 Saito-Asagi, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0085, Japan.

[Contract Conditions]

The position is full time (or part time, depending on the needs of the candidate) and until the end of March 2019 in the first instance, renewable annually upon evaluation (subject to funding availability). Terms and conditions of appointment will apply, including salary and health insurance, in accordance with NIBIOHN’s standard procedures for appointing research assistants.

[Start of Employment]

1 April 2018, or as appropriate based on the needs of the successful candidate.


Applications, including a full curriculum vitae with a list of work experience and a short statement of reasons to apply and future plans, should be e-mailed to the address below.


31 January 2018 (may be closed early, if the position is filled).

[Selection Process]

Shortlisted candidates will be notified and 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 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 9881