Seeking a Research Scientist・Postdoctoral Researcher・Research Associates (CMD2001)(Laboratory for computational molecular design)

    RIKEN(The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
    Computer science
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    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    24/11/2021 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
    Japan › Osaka
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Laboratory for computational molecular design
RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research
(Team Leader: Makoto Taiji)

[Research Field]
The Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR) views the functions of molecules, cells, and organs that support all life stages of organisms as a dynamic system, and aims to elucidate developmental, growth and aging phenomena as well as apply their findings to develop regenerative medicine and diagnostics, thereby contributing to the extension of healthy life expectancies.

The Laboratory for computational molecular design is recruiting research/technical employees to carry out a new theme. The research overview of the laboratory is shown below.

In our laboratory/team, we aim to simulate biomolecular interactions and to design effective molecular regulators using large-scale computer simulations. To connect molecular behavior with molecular structure and to predict molecular functions, however, require large scale, atomic level molecular simulations. For the goal, we develop special-purpose high-performance computers for molecular simulations, which enable unprecedented long-term MD simulations. Through collaboration with groups inside and outside BDR, we are designing novel compounds for various target biomolecules by utilizing our computational techniques.

[Job title and Job description]
Positions available:
Research Scientist・Postdoctoral Researcher・Research Associate

Position-specific tasks are as follows:

Research Scientist
Carry out research and other work in accordance with research themes of the team/unit.

Postdoctoral Researcher
Carry out the research in the team/unit under the direction of their supervisor.

Research Associate
Carry out the research in the team/unit under the direction of their supervisor.

Number of positions:
a few positions

Job description:
We are now recruiting a person to engage in the research and development of software and hardware for the next-generation special-purpose computer system for molecular dynamics simulations. We are looking for an enthusiastic person who is willing to engage in research and development that actively utilizes new information technology to improve the efficiency of dedicated computers and high-performance parallel computers. Examples of job duties are as follows.

・Development of software for molecular simulations on special-purpose computers and parallel computers.
・Development of molecular simulation algorithms suitable for dedicated and parallel computers
・Application research using molecular simulations with high performance computers, especially development of computational methods.
・Hardware development of special-purpose computers.
・Other researches in the interdisciplinary field of structural biology and high performance computing including machine learning

[Work location]
RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (Osaka Campus)
6-2-3 Furuedai, Suita, Osaka 565-0874 (Quantitative Biology Buildings)

[Start of Employment]
As soon as possible (Negotiable)

molecular dynamics simulation,high performance computing,special-purpose computer

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Updated as of Feb 26, 2021: "Positions available"

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