We are seeking a highly motivated transplant scientist to lead a new translational genomic and other ‘omics’ project in Transplantation at King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The position at a “scientist” level (3-4 years post-doctoral experience is desirable but not essential) with an academic appointment at the assistant/associate professor level, will be primarily based within the newly established Transplantation Research Program but it will span significant interaction with the Genetics, Pathology and Pharmacy groups across the Hospital. The position will involve significant interaction with Professor Mike Snyder’s group in Stanford University (including spending time in his Institute), and with a number of the North American and European iGeneTRAiN collaborator sites.
We have recently been funded under the National Transformation Program of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to establish a Clinical Genomics laboratory and to develop a Precision Medicine program. We aim to quickly transition this to a CAP/CLIA accredited lab for microarray and Next Generation Sequencing. We are also embarking on a major clinical grade Metabolomics/Proteomics laboratory which will be initiated in 2018. The position will also be integral to The Saudi Human Genome Project which is well underway and aims to sequence the exomes/genomes/targeted regions of at least 100,000 individuals, and to undertake analyses thereof. We anticipate contributing and analyzing all available transplant samples to this endeavor.
The applicant should have a strong GWAS and statistical background, excellent writing skills, and innovative biological insight. Our group is highly collaborative and the successful applicant must be able to effectively communicate with transplant clinicians, geneticists, and epidemiologists at KFSH&RC and collaborating groups.