Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Computational Drug Design at the Zhang Initiative Research Unit, Advanced Science Institute, RIKEN, Japan


We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced computational chemist/biologist to join the Zhang Initiative Research Unit at RIKEN.
The successful candidate will use computational tools to tackle problems in the area of structure-based drug design.
Qualifications: This position requires a PhD in computational chemistry, medicinal chemistry, biochemistry, chemistry, bioinformatics, cheminformatics, biophysics or structural biology with experience in employing computational tools to solve drug design problems. Experience in computer-aided drug design, computational medicinal chemistry, fragment-based drug design or structure-based drug design are highly desired. Proficiency in utilizing computational tools for drug design and computer systems is required. Experience in object-oriented programming and scripting languages 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 in the unit is
international and English will be used for communication and knowledge of Japanese is not required.

Salary and benefits:
This is a full-time position with an annual renewable contract. Salary will be commensurate with qualification and experience. Commuting and housing allowance will be provided.


Application and required documents:
Complete CV (including list of publications) and names and contact information of three references.


Contact information:
Ms. Hiroko Kani
Zhang Initiative Research Unit Advanced Science Institute RIKEN
2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198, Japan
E-mail: zhang-unit (please add “@riken.jp” to complete address)