Job Opportunities


The Molecular Profiling Research Center for Drug Discovery (molprof), the research unit of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), invites applications for the positions of research scientists and postdoctoral research scientists.

Fields of Research


(1) Identification of small compound-protein targets and elucidation of pharmacologic effect of chemicals by high precision quantitative proteomics
(2) Identification of key pathways and molecules related to drug efficacy from comprehensive molecular data by computational systems biology approach
(3) Development of an intellectual platform using data management/integration system
(4) Observation of protein-drug interaction by using our original NMR and other experimental/theoretical methods (including development and modification of experimental/theoretical methodology)
(5) Development of software for structure-guided drug development (docking, simulation, design, etc), prediction of side effect, physical property of compounds and its applications

Details: http://www.molprof.jp/english/research/index.html

Research Scientists (Type A,B,C and D):


Type A (Tenure-track Position, Fixed-term of five years)
- AIST seeks researchers having potential to lead the development of industrial science in a mid- and long-term perspective. Applicants should possess, or be scheduled to earn, a doctoral degree before the day of employment. Applicants with equivalent qualification are also welcomed. The employee can move to a tenured position after undergoing a successful review on his/her performance on the job.
Furthermore, the applicants for Type A which are especially approved by employment committee may be employed for Type A (Tenure-track position, fixed-term of less than 5 years, e.g. 3 years) or Type B.

Type B (Tenured Position with Age Retirement System for Mid-career Recruitment)
- AIST recruits mid-career researchers with outstanding experience in various research fields. AIST strongly expects them to be the core of research groups and to make a significant social contribution through the research projects. Applicants should possess a doctoral degree or an equivalent qualification. Applicants for Type A (Type B) positions can be employed for Type B (Type A), and the decisions are made, based on evaluations of carriers, experiences, and future potentials of the applicants.

Type C (Fixed-term of two to five years)
- AIST seeks researchers who participate in various AIST projects supported by the external fund. AIST recruits many talented researchers with specialized knowledge to promote the projects. Applicants should possess, or be scheduled to earn, a doctoral degree before the day of employment. Applicants with equivalent qualification are also welcomed. The tenure evaluation will not be carried out. Exclusive working duty is imposed for Type C positions, and several restrictions on research activities may be applied to this type of positions.

Type D (Fixed-term of five years)
- AIST recruits many talented researchers with specialized knowledge to promote the projects. Applicants should possess, or be scheduled to earn, a doctoral degree before the day of employment. Applicants with equivalent qualification are also welcomed. The tenure evaluation will not be carried out.

Details & Application Procedure: http://www.aist.go.jp/aist_e/humanres/index.html

Postdoctoral position:


- One-year fixed term employment contract, renewable, based on the evaluation (maximum five years)
- Applicants must have a doctoral degree (or are expected to have until the employment) in a related field and research experiences of medical science, engineering, molecular biology, medicinal chemistry, bioinformatics and computational systems biology.
(1) The candidate(Postdoctoral position) must have received a doctoral degree within 7 years at the start date.
(2) The candidate(Postdoctoral position) must not have more than a cumulative total of 5 years in a research position at a university or other research institution.

-Application Documents for Postdoctoral position:
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Brief summary of the major achievements, motivation letter and research proposal for future
3. List of publications
4. Certificate of doctorate
5. Recommendation letter from the current/former supervisor

All application documents in PDF format for postdoctoral position must be submitted via E-mail:
saiyo-molprof-ml@aist.go.jp

*Any personal information that has been provided on the application will be handled with the utmost care in accordance with AIST regulations. The information will not be used for any purpose other than to screen candidates for employment.
 

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