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Postdoctoral Researcher
Kumamoto University
International Research Center for Medical Sciences

International Research Center for Medical Sciences (IRCMS http://ircms.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/) was established in 2014 as a Center of Excellence at Kumamoto University (Kumamoto, Japan) for the purpose of promoting life sciences. Biomedical Informaticians at IRCMS shall support and advance multidisciplinary programs in immunology, retrovirology, stem cell, cancer biology and ageing research. Key areas will be applying state of the art statistical and computational methodologies to biological problems and analysing ‘big data’.


- Develop methods and frameworks to analyse new data generated IRCMS scientists. Key areas are analyses of ‘big data’ including Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), microarray data and CYTOF data analysis.

- Adapt/apply existing and/or develop new data analysis, visualisation and computational protocols and pipelines.

- Write research articles and publish/present results.

- Successful candidates should have a Ph.D. in the field of biomedical informatics, bioinformatics, computational biology, systems biology or a related field.

- Demonstrable skills in high-dimensional and longitudinal data analysis, data modelling, statistics, data integration and visualization.

- Programming skills (Perl, Python) and experience in R/Bioconductor and other analysis packages.

- Visualization and presentation of complex data sets

- Good communication skills to collaborate and explain computational/statistical concepts to biomedical scientists.

- Applicants must have a Ph.D. conferred by December 2015.

Job Information
Position Type: Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: Full Time
Status: open

Contact Information
Kumamoto University
International Research Center for Medical Sciences
Christian Schonbach or Masafumi Takiguchi
How To Apply:Applicants are encouraged to submit a CV with cover letter and statements of research achievements and plans by November 30, 2015 to recruit_ircms@jimu.kumamoto-u.ac.jp. Informal inquiries should be sent to chris@iscb.org or masafumi@kumamoto-u.ac.jp.