Job Details
Posting Date
26/04/2021 Expiry Date 26/05/2021 Job Reference Number: 1647-2021-04-26T11:31:27
Postdoctoral fellow in Bioinformatics
Category Research
College Departments
Department Sharjah Institute for Medical Research
Job Purpose

The Sharjah Institute for Medical Research (SIMR) is currently recruiting a postdoctoral fellow in recruiting a motivated and ambitious Post-doc in Bioinformatics to work with the Tissue Injury and Repair (TIR) Group. The candidate should have a strong background in bioinformatics and molecular biological research with applications in Immunology and who will be strongly interested in pursuing computational projects, as well as a combination with wet-lab research.

The ideal candidate should hold a PhD in bioinformatics with extensive experience in Immunology, allergy, and immune dysregulation.

Previous experiences in computational genomics (whole genome sequencing, metagenomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics, etc.) and NGS bioinformatic analysis tools is a must. 

Must possess strong self-motivation and responsibility, strong work ethic, initiative, management skill, critical thinking ability and strong written and communication skills.  

Must have experience in wet-lab research (molecular biology, cell culture techniques and tissue processing, flow cytometry, western blot and ELISA assay). 

Main accountabilities & expectations

-        To lead bioinformatics projects and employ existing bioinformatic analysis tools for whole genome sequencing, metagenomics, epigenomics, and transcriptomics.

-        To develop new bioinformatic analysis tools as needed to analyze data

-        To improve experimental design and perform basic pathway and network analysis.

-        To conduct experiments involving sample preparation (RNA/DNA), library construction, and data generation.   

-        To prepare project proposals, present results at meetings, and publish results in scientific manuscripts. 

-        To provide bioinformatic analysis expertise to colleagues

-        Training/supervising students and project participants. 

Job Specific Accountabilities
Required Skills
Preferred Qualification & Experience

PhD degree in computational biology, bioinformatics, or a similar field. Strong NGS computational coding experience (Python and R) and extant NGS bioinformatic analysis tools, experience with statistical approaches for high-dimensional data analysis.

Job Location University of Sharjah (Main)

  • Previous publication in computational genomics (whole genome sequencing, metagenomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics, etc.).
  • A particular knowledge for single cell and spatial transcriptomics technology.
  • Familiarity with droplet-based and plate-based single cell assays and platforms (sci-Seq, InDrop, Drop-Seq, SMART-seq, 10x Genomics, Rhapsody, Fluidigm, Dolomite Bio, etc.)
  • Experience with animal handling and establishing animal models such as asthma mouse models or autoimmune disease mice.

Job Criteria
Gender Male or Female
Qualification Phd
Relevant Experience 3 or more
Living In UAE Open for all