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Postdoctoral researcher: Frith lab, Dept. Computational Biology and Medical Sciences

Release:Sep 17, 2021
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Open position: postdoctoral researcher

Frith lab, Dept. Computational Biology and Medical Sciences, University of To


  1. Job title and number of positions available: one postdoctoral researcher

  2. Start of Term: 2022-04-01 (flexible)

  3. Term of Employment: fixed term (2022-04-01 to 2023-03-31)

  4. Extension of employment: by 1 year, up to 4 times, until 2027-03-31

  5. Probation Period: 6 months from the start date of employment

  6. Place of Work: Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo (5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa-shi, Chiba)

  7. Affiliation: Frith Lab, Department of Computational Biology and Medical Sciences, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo

  8. Content of Work Duties: data analysis related to breakdown of genome resilience

  9. Working Hours: Based on the discretionary work system for professional work, working hours are deemed to be 7 hours and 45 minutes per day

  10. Overtime work: no

  11. Days off: Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays and end-of-year holidays (December 29 to January 3)

  12. Paid Leave: Annual leave, special leave, etc.

  13. Salary: (approx.) 300,000 yen per month and performance bonus 60,000 yen.

  14. Insurance: social insurance, employment insurance (when the legal requirements are met)

  15. Payday: closed at the end of the month, paid on the 17th of the month in principle

  16. Requirements: Ph.D. in science. Experience analyzing large genetic sequence datasets. Proficiency in a productive programming language such as Python. Ability to conceive of research questions, and write scientific papers. Ability to work both independently and cooperatively. Deep knowledge of either computer science or genetics.

  17. Application materials required:

    • The University of Tokyo Standard Resume Format Available at
    • Work experience (optional format. Describe your work experience in detail).
    • Motivation for applying (about 1 page, A4 paper) explaining relevant abilities, experience, knowledge, personality etc.

    Personal information obtained by the university from application documents will be used only for this recruitment.

  18. Document submission: send files to the contact email address. If you receive no acknowledgement from us after 2 to 3 days, please contact us.

  19. Application deadline: 2021-12-31 12:00 noon JST. Applicants will be screened on the basis of their application materials and selected candidates will be invited for interview. Candidates will be bear all travel expenses for the interview. There is a possibility of online interview.

  20. Notification of acceptance / rejection: by phone or email.

  21. Contact: Martin Frith, Department of Computational Biology and Medical Sciences, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo, 5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa-shi, Chiba 277-8561. Email:

  22. Name of Recruiter: The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences

  23. Other: The acquired personal information will not be used for any purpose other than personnel selection. Based on the University of Tokyo Declaration for Accelerating Gender Equality (2009-03-31), we encourage proactive application by women.

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