Post Doctoral Researcher - Bioinformatics

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 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.

  • Recent PhD in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics or a related field
  • Demonstrable computational experience, preferably involving
    • Management of large-scale data and thorough knowledge of research principles in genomic projects
    • Experience with genomic analytic software and basic knowledge of molecular genetics
  • 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 [email protected], quoting reference number MGC002: 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 responsible 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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