[phenixbb] Seeking Postdoctoral Researcher
berenger at riken.jp
Wed Sep 29 19:17:47 PDT 2010
Laboratory: Zhang Initiative Research Unit,
Advanced Science Institute, RIKEN, Japan.
(Unit Leader: Dr. Kam Zhang)
Job title and Job description: Postdoctoral Researchers
We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced computational
structural biologist to join the Zhang Initiative Research Unit at
RIKEN. The successful candidate will use computational tools to tackle
problems in the area of protein folding, structure prediction, and
structure-based drug design. Our ability to predict the structure of
proteins from their primary sequences will greatly facilitate our
understanding of the important biological functions that proteins play
in their host systems. The 3D structure information will also facilitate
the rationale design of drugs for the treatment of various diseases with
unmet medical needs.
This position requires a PhD in areas related to biophysics,
biochemistry, computational chemistry, bioinformatics, or structural
biology with experience in employing computational tools to solve
biological or chemical problems. Experiences in protein folding, protein
structure prediction, protein structure analysis, protein
crystallography, or structure-based drugs are highly desired.
Proficiency in object-oriented programming such as C++, Java, scripting
languages such as Python, Perl are also desired. Experiences in high
performance computing, network computing, or grid computing would be a
plus. The ideal candidate should possess a track record of
accomplishments demonstrating technical proficiency, independent
thinking, and scientific creativity. The research environment will be
international and hence communication in English is encouraged.
The complete job ad, as well as how to apply can be viewed here:
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