Two postdoctoral positions in the area of biophysics and computational chemistry are available in Molecular Modelling and Simulation Group, National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology, located at Kyoto prefecture Japan. Research will be performed to study protein-DNA interactions to understand the dynamics of DNA in a nucleus. Postdoctoral researchers are required to contribute to one of the topics: 1) develop a computational method for investigating the dynamics of DNA and chromatin ; 2) carry out a large-scale molecular dynamics simulation to study chromatin conformation in a nucleus or study histone binding proteins which regulate chromatin states. We have a good collaboration with experimental groups intensively working on nucleosome structures having various histone variants and DNA sequences as well as measuring the dynamics of chromatin.
Successful candidates will be a highly motivated and enthusiastic person with a Ph. D in physics, chemistry, biophysics or a related subject. The candidates should have a strong background in the atomistic modeling of biological systems and statistical physics as well as good computer skills.
The initial contract term will starts after April 1, 2019 (to March 31, 2020). This position is renewed annually and is contingent upon funding until March 31, 2022.
If interested, please send the following documents (all the documents in one PDF file as attachment) electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 21, 2018.
1. A letter of application, 2. Curriculum vitae including a publication list
3. Statement of research you have done and interests, 4. Two reference letters or contact details of two referees able to provide references, and 5. Pdf files or reprints of your main papers.
For more information about the positions, please inquire
Group Leader Hidetoshi Kono, Ph.D
Molecular Modelling and Simulation, National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology
8-1-7 Umemidai, Kizugawa, Kyoto 619-0215 Japan