JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Call for Applications

 URL: http://www.jsps.org/pdf/Standard_Award_Poster.pdf

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) is the leading research funding agency in Japan, established by the Japanese Government for the purpose of contributing to the advancement of science.

JSPS plays a key role in the administration of various scientific and academic programmes, whilst expanding bilateral exchange between Japan and the United Kingdom. In cooperation with the Nominating Authorities (the Royal Society and the British Academy), JSPS provides the opportunity for outstanding young researchers to conduct cooperative research with leading groups at Japanese Universities and Institutions for a period of between 1 – 2 years.

The Royal Society and the British Academy are given a quota by JSPS and they operate all application procedures.

The fellowship is worth a maximum of £62,000 (tax exempt for two years) and includes: •Return air ticket •Insurance •Living expenses A further £1,000 is available for Japanese language training and the KAKENHI Grant worth up to £30,000 can be applied for to cover research support costs.

More information about eligibility criteria and how to apply can be found on the following websites;  ●The Royal Society: http://www.royalsoc.ac.uk/JSPS-Postdoctoral-Fellowship-Program/           ●The British Academy: http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/intl/jspspdfnfa.cfm 

Polly Watson. International Programme Coordinator JSPS London Tel: 020-7255 4660

Roche Postdoc (from Kings Job online)

Post-doctoral Position in Pharmacokinetic Modelling F. Hoffmann-La Roche
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Job description

Please note this vacancy is located in Sweden.

Who we are:
At Roche, 80,000 people across 150 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we’ve become one of the world’s leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity, and on seeing each other’s differences as an advantage. To innovate healthcare, Roche has ambitious plans to keep learning and growing – and is seeking people who have the same goals for themselves.

The headquarters in Basel is one of Roche’s largest sites. It is home to the Corporate Executive Committee, the Pharmaceuticals and Diagnostics Divisions and the global business functions. Roche Basel also covers the entire business chain from research, development and production through to marketing. Over 8,000 people from more than 60 countries work at the site.

The Position:
This position is supported by the F. Hoffmann-La Roche Pharma through the Roche Post-doctoral Fellowship Program. The work will be performed in close collaboration with researchers at Roche. The initial position is for one year but is extended for another two years after completion of the goals for the first year.Please note that the working place will be at Uppsala University, Sweden. The PhD project will be performed in Professor Per Artursson’s research group (Drug Delivery) at Uppsala University.

The Drug delivery group is comprised of about ten researchers of which half are PhD’s, performs research of highest international standard and is among the most cited in the world in the fields of pharmacy and pharmacology. The research is founded on in vitro studies of ADMET (absorption, distribution, metabolism, elimination, toxicity) properties of drugs. Expertise in physiologically based pharmacokinetic modeling (PBPK) and structure-property relationships will contribute to the project. In the research group, models based on differential equations for advanced analysis of cellular pharmacokinetics are currently developed.

The overall goal of the project is to develop transparent in silico models for how structural changes in drug molecules influence pharmacokinetic ADMET-properties. The models will be linked to existing PBPK-models in close collaboration with researchers at Roche. The main motive for developing this software is to expand the use of in silico simulations for structure effect relationships (SER) also to chemist for the purpose ofi) predict PK data from the molecular structures of new drug candidates andii) investigate the impact of structural modifications on such data.Thus, so-called ‘what-if’-functionalities should be built into the software.

Who you are:
You’re someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies, and where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point.

You’re someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies, and where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point. The project is based on collaborations between different disciplines. Excellent social skills, flexibility and ability for seamless collaborations as well as independent work are required. The researcher is expected to perform high quality research, to publish the results, and to contribute to the initiation and development of research collaborations within the research field. He/she is also expected to contribute to related research projects within the research group, to participate actively in seminars and research discussions, take own initiatives and to contribute to the future development of the research program in the research group. The Salary will be according to competence. Salary claim should be included in the application.

Further information can be obtained from professor Per Artursson, tel +46 70-425 08 88 or via email:per.artursson@farmaci.uu.se. The application, which should contain a brief description of the research experiences of the applicant, a complete CV, preferred starting date and names and addresses (including email addresses) to three reference persons.

Job ID No.: 17116

Further information can be obtained from Professor Per Artursson, Phone: +46 70 425 08 88 or via email: per.artursson@farmaci.uu.se.

The next step is yours. To apply online today or learn about other exciting positions, please visit http://careers.roche.com.

Japanese Scientific Collaborations

JSPS London Short-Term Award 

Call for Applications with Fellowships to Start Between May 2010 to the end of March 2011

Closing Date: 17:30, Tuesday 1 December, 2009

 

We would like to inform you of our first call for applications for the JSPS Short-Term Award Programme for fiscal year 2010.  JSPS is the leading research funding agency in Japan, established by the Japanese Government for the purpose of contributing to the advancement of science. JSPS plays a key role in the administration of various scientific and academic programmes, whilst expanding bilateral exchange between Japan and the United Kingdom.

 

The Short-Term Award provides the opportunity for pre and post doctoral UK researchers and European and North American researchers based in the UK to visit Japan for 1 to 12 months to undertake cooperative research with leading research groups at Japanese Universities and Institutions.  The programme is designed to provide researchers with first-hand experience of the research and living environment in Japan.  Eligible research fields are not limited: computer, engineering, health, biological, life, natural and physical sciences, mathematics, humanities and social sciences etc. The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 1 December, 2009 and successful applicants are asked to start their fellowship between May 2010 and  the end of March 2011.

 

Electronic versions of all the application materials are available on our website at:  http://www.jsps.org/funding/fellow_short.html  If possible we would like to ask you to advertise this award on your website and provide a link from there to the award information on the JSPS London website or similarly please forward this information to any eligible and interested parties. 

 

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us at the JSPS London Office on 020-7255-4660 or by e-mail to: short-termaward@jsps.org