The Sharjah Institute for Medical Research (SIMR) is currently recruiting a postdoctoral fellow in the Genomic Medicine research group.
The ideal candidate should have a PhD in either computer science/bioinformatics/biostatistics or biological science with extensive bioinformatics/computational biology content. The candidate should have work experience in bioinformatics analysis on various OMICs data sets including genomics, transcriptomics and epigenetics.
He/She should have experience in using R, Perl, Python and programming languages and Linux/Unix shell scripting.
The candidate should have at least basic mathematical/statistical background and some experience in Linux/Unix systems administration and databases such as MySQL, SQLlite and MS Access. The successful candidate will be required with other post docs and research assistants within the Genomic Medicine and Microbiota groups to aid in experimental design and data analysis.
Experience in using GitHub or other software engineering tools is desirable but not essential as full training will be provided.
Main accountabilities & expectations
1) Statistical analysis in R or SPSS/Matlab
2) Automation and scripting of common analytical tasks
3) Analysis of Next Generation Sequencing data, including RNA-seq, ChIP-Seq, epigenetics, exome and Whole Genome Sequencing
4) Microarray data analysis using publicly available packages in R
5) Pharmacogenomic analysis
6) Preparation of datasets for presentation/publication at national and international conferences
7) Development of analysis methods for new platforms and technologies
8) Integration of data from different platforms, including publically available data sets
9) Annotation of siRNA, shRNA, miRNA, small molecule and microarray collections
10) Collaboration with other bioinformatic teams in the United Kingdom and Germany
11) Reporting progress in analysis of projects to lab meetings, and departmental research seminars
12) Any other duties which may be required which are consistent with the nature and grade of the post