AcademicFrom: Hiroshi Mamitsuka
Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2002
Subject: Kyoto University, Japan: Post-Doc Position in Computational Biology or Bioinformatics
A post-doctoral position in computational biology or bioinformatics is available at the Proteome Informatics Laboratory, Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Japan. The laboratory was established in April 2002 with donations from Silicon Graphics Japan, Ltd. The main objective of the laboratory is to build novel computational approaches for analyzing a variety of subjects related to proteomes.
Current application areas of the laboratory include protein-protein interaction, docking between a protein and its ligand, small-molecule similarity, and pathways.
The laboratory uses a variety of computational techniques, including algorithmic/thoretical approaches such as approximation algorithms for combinatorial optimization problems as well as machine learning techniques such as active ensemble methods and probabilistic models like finite-mixture models, hidden Markov models, and stochastic grammars.
The candidate should have a Ph.D. and solid technical experience in one of the above fields or another field in computer science or a similar quantitative area of study. The applicant should be enthusiastic and energetic in doing new research in proteome informatics and should have sufficient programming skills in C, C++ or Java.
The laboratory is well funded, and an excellent research environment will be provided. The position is for one year but renewable, by mutual agreement, until as late as March 2005.
Kyoto University's Institute for Chemical Research is located 10 miles south of downtown Kyoto and 25 miles north of the center of Nara, and thus convenient to Japan's two most famous historical cities. The location is ideal for you to both enjoy Japanese traditional beauty and to devote yourself to a new research field, proteome informatics.
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