Seeking a Senior Research Scientist (21K02)(Laboratory for Biologically Inspired Computing)

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    RIKEN(The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
    Biological sciencesBiology
    Biological sciencesOther
    Computer science
    TechnologyComputer technology
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    15/10/2021 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
    Japan › Osaka, Hyogo
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Laboratory for Biologically Inspired Computing
RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research
(Team Leader: Koichi Takahashi)

[Research field]
RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research aims at revealing underpinnings behind complex living systems by bridging biological scales and temporal dynamics. Under this grand aim, we pursue computing for biology and biology for computing. On one hand, we develop advanced computational methods and robotic systems to advance various aspects of cell biology research – with the ultimate aim to automate them. On the other hand, we learn biological principles to inspire the next generation of AI and computing. More specifically, we primarily work on three research areas: 1) development of intracellular biochemical reaction network modeling and simulation techniques to predict phenotypic dynamics from genotypic information, 2) Robotic biology (automation of laboratory experimentation with AI robots), and 3) development of biologically- inspired AI architectures and their applications to life science research including image processing, experiments planning, and hypotheses generation.

[Job title and Job description]
Open Positions:
Senior Research Scientist: 1 position

Job description:
We seek a senior research scientist with the ambition to tackle the long-standing problem in molecular systems biology to realize whole genome-scale modeling and simulation of cellular systems. The successful candidate will support the team leader, mentor researchers in the lab, and conduct his/her research in cellular modeling and simulations as part of three major subjects in this laboratory.
The candidate should have broad knowledge in computational systems biology, a strong experience in software engineering of large-scale biological simulation software, and mathematical skills for devising novel simulation algorithms. More specifically, the candidate should have (1) more than 5 years of research experience in computational systems biology with a strong track record, and (2) working experience as a software architect of cellular simulation software. Also, (3) research experience in database integration to construct automated modeling pipelines of intracellular biochemical reaction network, and (4) experience and track record in education/mentoring of students, young researchers and engineers would be big pluses.
The successful candidate is expected to conduct research and development on topics specified above and to contribute to the management of the laboratory.

[Work location]
Branch and address:
Kobe Campus or Osaka Campus. (The work location may change depending on the progress of the project.)

RIKEN Kobe Campus (2-2-3, Minatojima-minamimachi, Chuo-ku, Hyogo 650-0047)
RIKEN Osaka Campus (6-2-3 Furuedai, Suita, Osaka 565-0874)

[Start of employment]
RIKEN expects that the successful applicant will be able to take up this position at the earliest opportunity after April 1, 2022

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RIKEN(The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
Osaka, Hyogo

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