Job Details
Posting Date
27/10/2022 Expiry Date 27/11/2022 Job Reference Number: 1987-2022-10-27T12:22:57
Postdoctoral fellow in Human genetics/Bioinformatics
Category Research
College Departments
Department Research Institute of Medical and Health Sciences
Job Purpose

The Sharjah Institute for Medical Research (SIMR) is currently recruiting a motivated and ambitious Post-doc in human genetics/Bioinformatics to work with the Rare genetic disorders and immune dysregulation (RGDI) Group. The candidate should have a strong background in human genetics and bioinformatics as well as molecular biological research with applications in Immunology. He should be strongly interested in pursuing computational projects, as well as in combination with wet-lab research.

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

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 human genetics projects and employ existing bioinformatic analysis tools for whole genome sequencing, transcriptomics and epigenomics.

-          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 molecular biology techniques, NGS, 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 human genetics/or 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)


Job Criteria
Gender Male or Female
Qualification Phd
Relevant Experience 4 or more
Living In UAE Open for all
Nationality All
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