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Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Senior Researcher

Open Positions

Department of Molecular Pharmacology, One (1) Senior Researcher

Employment Start Date

June 1, 2019 (Term of office: 3 years, renewals possible based on performance)

Employment Details

One of the objectives of the Department of Molecular Pharmacology is to develop treatments using energy-producing mechanisms such as the electron transport chain and oxidative phosphorylation. The senior researcher, under the guidance of the dDirector of the Department, will be expected to perform screens for compounds that regulate the activity of terminal oxidases in the respiratory chain, conduct rational drug discovery research using protein structure analysis, and elucidate mechanisms that regulate the activity of enzymes using a variety of techniques including spectroscopy and computational chemistry.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Must have experience, knowledge, and skills associated with the abovementioned tasks and be able to fulfill these duties proactively
  2. Must have experience and knowledge regarding the most up-to-date information on medical statistics
  3. Must have experience, knowledge, and skills associated with X-ray crystallography of membrane proteins. Experience with terminal oxidases in the respiratory chain is desired
  4. Must have experience, knowledge, and skills associated with structural analysis of membrane proteins using cryo-electron microscopy
  5. Experience, knowledge, and skills associated with computational chemistry techniques such as in silico screening of compounds, docking, and structure-based drug discovery is desired
  6. Must have experience, knowledge, and skills associated with biochemistry, protein science, and structural analysis of proteins
  7. Must have a PhD

Salary and benefits

  • Salary: paid in accordance with the regulations of the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center
  • Eligibility for raise: once annually
  • Eligibility for bonus: twice annually (in June and December)
  • Allowances: transportation/commute, lodging, dependent support, etc.
  • Employment terms: five (5)-day work week
  • Vacations: annual paid leave 20 days; special leave allowed for summer holidays, weddings, and before/after birth of a child
  • Severance pay: eligible if departing after six (6) months of employment
  • Other benefits: health, life insurance, labor insurance

Application Documents

  1. Curriculum vitae (attached separately, downloaded from website)
  2. Personal information form (use specified form)
  3. Academic achievement list (attached separately, downloaded from website)
    Clearly distinguish between original articles, case reports, review articles, and books by year.
    Limit conference presentations to special or invited lectures, and symposia presentations.
    Choose three (3) original articles and attach one (1) reprint and seven (7) copies of each publication.
  4. Copy of proof of graduation from university
  5. Copy of university diploma (PhD)
  6. Research initiative related to employment details (about 600 words)
  7. Copy of medical license (if applicable)
  8. Letter of recommendation (one [1])

Screening Method

Applicants will be screened based on submitted documents as well as an interview/presentation.

Diversity Promotion

Women will be prioritized if the qualifications (employment history, research achievements, personality) are deemed equal.

Inquiries

Yoshihiro Miyamoto, Director of Center for Cerebral and Cardiovascular Disease Information
National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center
TEL 06-6833-5012

Application Deadline and Submission Address

Received no later than April 26, 2019 (Friday).
Please write "Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Senior Researcher" on the envelope.

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Application materials [docx: 48KB]

[Submission address]
National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Human Resources Division
5-7-1 Fujishiro-dai, Suita, Osaka 565-8565, JAPAN

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