Job Details
Posting Date
15/10/2018 Expiry Date 17/11/2018 Job Reference Number: 1103-2018-10-15T12:51:52
Research Assistant - Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics Research Group
Category Non Faculty Vacancies
College Departments
Department Rise - Research Institute of Sciences and Engineering
Job Purpose

The Research Institute of Sciences and Engineering (RISE) is seeking to hire a Bioinformatics Research Assistant. The successful candidate will be responsible for writing and managing code for lab projects, ranging from simulating high throughput genomic data (NGS and Microarray) to bioinformatics and analysis.  The Research Assistant, under the supervision of Principal Investigator and/or research scientist executes several tasks such as programming and implementing bioinformatics pipeline, testing and validating new tools and running pilot analysis. The Research Assistant also will execute several tasks such as NGS data analysis especially variants annotation and development of biological databases.

Main accountabilities & expectations
  1. Programming and implementation of bioinformatics pipeline
  2. Testing and validating new tools
  3. Running pilot analysis
  4. Performing advanced analysis of  Omics data especially Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)
  5. develop private and public biological databases
  6. Conducts bioinformatics analysis on genomics data
  7. Construct GitHub and maintain the code in GitHub
  8. Presents ongoing work and findings to colleagues

Job Specific Accountabilities
Required Skills
Preferred Qualification & Experience

Preferred qualifications are underlined:

  1. Engineer in computer and applied sciences or Msc in Bioinformatics   and computational Biology or related field.
  2. Experience in research and/or academic settings (published articles in the field of bioinformatics).
  3. Strong programming skills: R, Python, Perl, C++, Java, Matlab or other related programming knowledge.
  4. Demonstrable experience in a UNIX environment
  5. Experience in dynamic web development (HTML5, JavaScript)
  6. Familiarized with biological Data: DNA, RNA and protein sequences, expression and structures.
  7. Experience in analyzing next-generation sequencing data
  8. Data bases: MySQL, Microsoft Access, PostgreSQL, Oracle.
  9. Experience in the development of private or public biological databases
  10. Excellent organizational and documentation skills
  11. Able to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team
Job Location

  1. Prior scholarly publications and research experience is a plus.
  2. Excellent  writing skills
  3. Excellent communication skills.
  4. Fluent in English language
Job Criteria
Gender Male or Female
Qualification Master's degree
Relevant Experience 3 or more
Living In UAE Open for all
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