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 provide bioinformatics analysis of large-scale data obtained from whole genome or exome sequencing
- To develop and evaluate bioinformatics and statistical tools and pipelines to manage the data and develop plausible biologic interpretations of the data
- To interface with other researchers, within and outside the research team
- To assist the biologists via data analyses
The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to develop his/her own projects in preparation for a future independent career.