Bioinformatics Vacancies for the Saudi Human Genome Project

King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology
Job Location
King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Riyadh 11442
Riyadh 6086
Saudi Arabia
Based on experience
Job Description

Candidate will participate in developing genomic data analysis pipelines using open source bioinformatics tools and will participate in developing novel tools/scripts for custom data processing. These pipelines will run on high performance computing architecture and also in the cloud. The candidate will also participate in developing an integrated biomedical database, including, among others, gene, pathway, and literature databases.


Applicants should have the following skills:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience

    Strong knowledge of Linux/Unix systems and use of open source technologies

  • Strong skills in NGS data analysis, related workflows pipelines, systems, and sequence analysis algorithms (well knowledge of file types and tools to manage them like samtools, BWA, GATK, vcftools, etc.)

  • Strong experience in programming using C/C++ as well as writing shell scripts and using script languages like Python or Perl.

  • Good knowledge in using high-performance computing infrastructure. Parallel programming is a plus.

  • Use of cloud and container based technologies is a plus.

How to Apply

Please fill-in application form at Upload a cover letter (PDF) and CV (PDF) including contact info, courses studied, programming skills, and projects that you participated in within your role.

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About Our Organization


The King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) is a scientific government institution that supports and enhances scientific applied research. It coordinates the activities of government institutions and scientific research centers in accordance with the requirements of the development of the Kingdom. It also cooperates with the relevant authorities in identifying national priorities and policies in technology and science so as to build a scientific and technological basis that serves development in agriculture, industry, mining, etc. It also aims at developing national competences and recruiting highly qualified specialists to help develop and control modern technology in order to serve development in the Kingdom. KACST comprises all the requirements of scientific research, such as laboratories, means of communications, information sources and all necessary facilities.


About the Project:

The Saudi Human Genome Project is one of the biggest genome projects worldwide!

The project started three years ago and it plans to expand to sequence thousands of human genomes over the coming few years to elucidate the genetic basis of different common and sever diseases.  The project is supported by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and is implemented in collaboration with renowned international and national research partners as well as industrial market leaders.

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