Post Doctoral Researcher

Qatar Biomedical Research Institute
Job Location
Doha, Qatar
  • Schooling costs for dependent children (up to 18 years of age).
  • Health insurance coverage for the employee, spouse and dependent children.
  • Economy air tickets from and to the point of origin for the employee, spouse and dependent children at the beginning and at the end of the employment contract.
  • Annual vacation return economy air tickets for the same individuals to the point of origin.
Job Description

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by deficits in social communication and interaction, repetitive and restrictive behavior, extensive clinical and etiologic heterogeneity, and currently has a remarkably rising global prevalence rate. It is currently believed that ASD has an underlying genetic basis, ranging from effects of single genes to that of multiple genes, chromosomal regions and environmental factors, hallmarking the multifactorial and complex etiology. The research project aims to comprehensively identificaty the spectrum of genetic etiologic risk factors in ASD, to develop better diagnostic markers and apply early and effective intervention, utilizing large-scale, high-throughput genomic approaches.
To fulfill its mission, QBRI invites applications for a recent PhD holder to work within this exciting field
Key Responsibilities:

  • To lead the post-computational analysis, including:
    • Inheritance pattern analysis
    • Validation of identified variants
    • Investigation of variant pathophysiologic effects
  • To develop different approaches to the molecular diagnostic testing of ASD
  • To interface with researchers both within and outside the team
  • To assist the bioinformaticians in directing their analyses

The successful candidate will be mentored and given the opportunity to develop his/her own projects in preparation for a future independent career.

  • Recent PhD in biomedical sciences or a related field
  • Demonstrable molecular genetics experience, preferably involving
    • The association of genetic variations and complex disease
    • Experience with genomic approaches
  • A reasonable publication record and record of active scientific engagement
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
How to Apply

If you are interested and fulfill the criteria mentioned above, kindly send the fol- lowing to, quoting reference number MGC001: A copy of your résumé, a list of your publications and the contact details of at least three references. The position will remain open until an appropriate candidate is recruited. Further information is available at

About Our Organization

Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI), a member of Qatar Foundation, is a national center of excellence in biomedical research that aims to transform healthcare through harnessing and converting the latest advances in science, medicine and technology into novel discoveries that will lead to more effective treatments and preventive strategies for human diseases such as: diabetes, cancer as well as neurological disorders. QBRI's approach is holistic and multidisciplinary in nature as it focuses on prevention, diagnosis, treatments and personalized healthcare. The goal of QBRI Medical Genetics Center is the identification of genes respon- sible for human neurological disorders in an attempt to identify mechanisms and biologic pathways underlying neuronal physiologic and developmental processes. It also aims to provide comprehensive high-quality clinical and molecular diagnostic services, taking advantage of the latest advances in technology and integrating the services with research outcome. QBRI Medical Genetics Center invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral fellow position working on the identification of genes associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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