Research Associate in Bioinformatics


2. Job Goal

An thrilling alternative to hitch the analysis workforce at Khalifa College’s Heart for Biotechnology (BTC) has been established for an upcoming “Bioinformatician” with management aspirations.  Within the function of ” Bioinformatician”, the profitable candidate will help present top quality analysis help to help within the administration of an internationally aggressive analysis portfolio in subject of biotechnology and biomedical science.  It’s the profitable candidate will publish analysis outcomes in top quality peer-reviewed technical journals, thereby contributing to analysis mission of the college.

Because the expertise of a Bioinformatician is a transitional function in the direction of turning into an impartial researcher or school member, the profitable candidate will attempt their greatest to accumulate the various abilities essential to advance their profession with steerage from an advisor. These abilities embrace, however shall be not restricted to, the power to current analysis plans and findings in a convincing model, each in oral and written modes of communication, the power to know analysis group administration and supervision of others, the power to determine contacts and community with colleagues pursuing an analogous analysis agenda, the power to prepare and train a category or a course if extra inclined in the direction of a instructing profession.

3. Key Roles & Duties

Strategic Duties

The Biotechnology Heart at Khalifa College is searching for a candidate for  Analysis Affiliate appointment in self-discipline related to Bioinformatics.  

Beginning dates for these positions shall be  Nov 1st  2023 until thirty first  Dec 2025

The obligations of Analysis Affiliate members shall be an acceptable mixture of:

  • Analysis, scholarly or different inventive actions.
  • Analysis service.

Operational Duties

Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary subject that includes laptop science and biology to analysis, develop, and apply computational instruments and approaches to handle and course of massive units of organic knowledge.

  • The Bioinformatics profession focuses on creating software program instruments to retailer, handle, interpret, and analyze knowledge on the genome, proteome, transcriptome, and metabolome ranges. Main investigations include integrating info from DNA and protein sequences and protein construction and performance.
  • Bioinformatics jobs exist in biomedical, molecular drugs, human, agricultural, plant and animal science fields.
  • Expertise in analyzing WGS/WES sequencing knowledge throughout completely different platforms (ONT, illumina, MGI) from completely different organic species (human, animal, plant) and specimens (blood, saliva, buccal).

    The principle areas of labor are:

  • High quality Management
  • Sequence meeting – placing the items collectively in the best order.
  • Database design & upkeep – sustaining databanks of gene sequences, continuously updating (firms usually keep their very own non-public databases).
  • Sequence (gene) evaluation – understanding the perform of a gene, what bits do what; could also be executed by evaluating towards identified genes; carried out utilizing highly effective computer systems and specialised software program.
  • Proteomics – research the portion of the genome expressed specifically cells utilizing innovative expertise. Bioinformatics specialists work carefully with bench scientists to do that “data-mining”.
  • Transcriptomics – single cell RNA sequencing and Bulk RNA sequencing
  • Pharmacogenomics – how single level mutations or alterations within the genome at particular positions could be related to explicit illness states and with diminished/elevated sensitivity to explicit medicine. Bioinformaticians are at forefront in accumulating these into databases for evaluation and utility of this knowledge
  • Leverage computational biology and machine studying experience to develop novel bioinformatics options and push state-of-the-art.
  • Current and talk your findings in cross-functional groups.
  • Present suggestions and counsel analysis instructions based mostly on analyses carried out.
  • Make the most of knowledge visualization instruments and develop studies for superiors and companions.
  • Capable of carry out fundamental QA/QC evaluation and make the most of industrial software program packages to carry out SNP calling, genome meeting, restricted phylogenetic evaluation and entire genome evaluation. Might be able to work on the command line degree to carry out some bioinformatics evaluation or construct pipeline with restricted capabilities. Capable of develop, take a look at and implement customized bioinformatics pipelines. Able to analyzing a variety of information from completely different sources. Glorious data of at the least one scripting language and Unix, and might be able to work with statistical packages resembling R. Can present some steerage to the medical labs on necessities wanted (resembling sort of sequencing or variety of reads wanted) to carry out the bioinformatics evaluation.

    Supervisory Duties

    • Contributes to analysis heart or College-wide working teams or committees as requested.
    • Fosters service by contributing to the neighborhood at massive in participatory, developmental and advisory capability.
    • Helps and participates in analysis actions.

    Can develop complicated bioinformatics options with no or restricted supervisions. Can deal with a number of tasks at any given time. Will act as a useful resource for steerage in the course of the design, improvement and testing part of tasks. Can work independently or be an integral a part of a analysis workforce. Will take part within the manufacturing of high-quality scientific communication and grant proposals. Can prepare and lead decrease degree bioinformatics staffs.


    4. {Qualifications} & Expertise

    Required {Qualifications}

    Masters or equal in computational biology, multi-omics evaluation, Genomics, laptop science, epidemiology, statistics, arithmetic, or one other quantitative subject.

    Required Expertise

    The candidate should have:           

  • Substantial expertise with computational, statistical, and epidemiologic knowledge evaluation.
  • Demonstrated computational evaluation abilities in complicated illness (Diabetes, heart problems) omics affiliation research.
  • The mandatory abilities to create mathematical fashions, develop dynamic simulations, and carry out sample analyses of huge complete datasets
  • Expertise and coaching in genomic analyses.
  • Enough abilities and evaluation in proteomics and metabolomics
  • Robust quantitative evaluation abilities and expertise growing algorithms and/or conducting biostatistical analyses with massive datasets, significantly genome-wide assays resembling entire genome knowledge (Entire genome/exome Sequencing) and enormous SNP arrays.
  • Expertise in secondary evaluation instruments, algorithms, databases for sequencing knowledge.
  • Expertise with analyzing genome sequencing knowledge from a number of applied sciences.
  • Expertise with utilizing machine studying to unravel organic issues.
  • Good data in genomics and/or statistics.
  • Proficiency in programming, e.g. Python, R, Java, C++.
  • Abilities in knowledge analytics or knowledge science are a plus.
  • Robust verbal and written communication abilities.
  • Staff participant identified in your fanatical consideration to element at scale in a fast-paced surroundings.
  • Confirmed monitor report in presenting and publishing scientific articles.
  • An intensive understanding of biostatistics & statistical genetic strategies
  • Extraordinarily robust computational abilities, with demonstrable competence within the administration and evaluation of large-scale knowledge, proficiency in high-level programming languages and statistical computing
  • A wonderful report of scientific publications in prime tier journals
  • Robust communication and interpersonal abilities with the power to current and clarify findings to a various viewers
  • Motivation and skill to achieve a fast-paced, extremely collaborative surroundings
  • A eager curiosity in making use of computation to unravel organic issues and obtain translational goa
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    Main Location: Abu Dhabi UAE
    Job: Analysis Affiliate
    Schedule: Common
    Shift: Commonplace
    Job Sort: Full-time

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