Principal Scientist, RNA biology - Pharmaceutical Company

Location: Kanagawa
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: ¥8000000.00 - ¥9500000.00 (年収)
Specialization: Life Science (Medical Devices / Pharmaceutical / Chemical / Healthcare / Agriculture / Livestock),
Sub Specialization: Bio Technician/Engineer,
Contact: Hidetoshi Sato
Reference: JO-2301-477634


  • Applicants must have permission to work in Japan

  • Applicants must be able to speak fluent ~ native level Japanese (Equivalent to JLPT N1)

☑Japanese global company ☑Listed company ☑English language required ☑Japanese language required

Principal Scientist, RNA biology

[Company Description]
Global Pharmaceutical Company


  • Proactively explore new therapeutic concepts and targets for CNS and Neuromuscular diseases from the view of RNA biology

  • Design, execute, and data analysis of in vitro experiments

  • Communicates and collaborates effectively with project team members and contributes to scientific discussion

  • May drive collaborations with internal groups, and external partners, including CROs and academia

  • May manage and mentor junior researchers and fosters a bottom-up culture of science level

  • Conducts scientific presentations effectively to internal and external audiences with participants from all levels of the organization.

  • Creates relevant intellectual property for the company and contributes to patent authorship


  • Makes strategies for research programs in therapeutic areas relevant to stakeholders.

  • May assess external technologies for future collaboration


  • English Language level: Business level

  • M.S. in Molecular Biology or related field with 2+ years' experience in industry

  • Demonstrates hands-on experience working with RNA and post-transcriptional gene regulation (Example: cell culture, transfection, RT-qPCR, Western blot, ELISA, etc.)

  • Demonstrates independent scientific and technical thought and keeps abreast of current literature in cutting-edge RNA biology

  • Ability to present work formally to Research Committee and at external conferences

Preferred skills and experience:

  • Ph.D. or M.D. degree in Molecular Biology or related field

  • Demonstrates experience on working for CNS and Neuromuscular diseases

  • Demonstrates in-depth understanding and method development skills in RNA molecular biology (Example: RNA binding proteins, pre-mRNA processing, RNA metabolism, RNA structure biology, RNA-related NGS technologies (HITS-CLIP, DMS-MaP, RIP-Seq, etc.), lncRNA, miRNA, etc.)

  • Demonstrates experience to utilize in using public biological databases to analyze protein, DNA, and RNA sequences

  • Demonstrates experience on interpreting data RNA-related NGS technologies

  • Demonstrates basic knowledge with in vivo animal models and ability to make experimental plans and interpret the data from in vivo study


8 million yen - 9.5 million yen (Experiences and skills will be considered)

Social insurance


  • Full 2 holiday week system (Sat/Sun)

  • National holidays

  • New year's holiday

  • Annual Leave

[Selection Process]
Application screening and several interviews are scheduled.

Please click "apply" if you are interested in the job.
We will review your profile and contact you within five business days should we find that you satisfy the requirements of the hiring company.
Further details about the company and position will be notified at a later date.

Reference: JO-2301-477634
Seniority Level: Associate, Mid-Senior level
Job Function: Science, Analyst, Research