We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher at the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) in Doha, Qatar. The successful applicant will work closely with the bioinformatics team. She/he will have the opportunity to access several types of data including next generation sequencing and gene expression data for several complex traits such as Cardiovascular disease and Cancer. The position involves methodological and applied research. The main topics of interest will encompass Genome Wide Association Studies, Gene Regulatory Networks and Transcriptome Analysis, Protein-Protein interaction, and Machine Learning. The successful candidate should be able to write computer programs that may result from her/his research projects. Our team is an interdisciplinary team that has scientists with backgrounds in Computer science, Statistics, Biostatistics/Statistical genetics, and Bioinformatics.
- Ph.D. in Computer Sciences, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Statistical genetics or other relevant discipline with strong quantitative research background.
- Solid experience working with large scale genetic data sets (GWAS data, sequencing data, gene expression data).
- Expertise in machine learning and statistics is required.
- Ability to develop new methods and produce high-quality published work.
- Outstanding programming skills on a Linux environment (e.g., Python, R, Java, C++, etc.)
- Excellent oral and written communication and documentation skills.
- Track record of delivering complex scientific projects through high impact factor publications.
- Willingness to work in a team and mentor Ph.D. students.
- The candidate must be autonomous and also have a strong team spirit.
Research at QCRI
QCRI is a research institute that is part of the Hamad Bin Khalifa University. It supports Qatar Foundation’s mission by helping to build Qatar’s innovation and technology capacity. It is focused on tackling large-scale computing challenges that address national priorities for health, growth, and development. QCRI is a national research institute conducting world-class applied computing research that enables new discoveries and accelerates development of society.
The country is home to campuses of numerous world-renowned universities such as Weill Cornell, Carnegie Mellon University, Texas A&M University, Virginia Commonwealth, and Georgetown University.
How to apply
Send your application to Dr. Mohamad Saad, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>. The application packet should include the following: (1) cover letter that states the motivation for applying for this position, (2) CV that has the list of publications, (3) statement of research interests, and (4) contact information of three referees who have agreed to provide a written statement on behalf of the applicant.
Completed applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
Mohamad Saad, Ph.D.
Scientist, Qatar Computing Research Institute
Office 1117, HBKU – Research Complex
Hamad Bin Khalifa University
P.O. Box: 5825
Doha - Qatar
Tel: +974 4454 7746
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