The Public Health Research Center (PHRC) at NYU Abu Dhabi is seeking a Research Scientist for the UAE Healthy Future Study: a large cohort study aimed at recruiting 20,000 Emirati National adults to study health outcomes related to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. The successful candidate will have grounding in human population genetics and statistical genetics of complex traits and will be working with large genetic and genomic datasets with phenotypes related to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Prof. Youssef Idaghdour in highly-multidisciplinary research environment consisting of several professors, epidemiologists, researchers, computer scientists, bioinformaticians etc. and will benefit from the support of established Core Bioinformatics and Sequencing Platforms and High-Performance Computing facilities. Position duties also include review literature, conceptualize hypotheses, design experiments, publish in peer-reviewed literature and present results at conferences and national/international meetings.
PhD degree in human genetics, biostatistics, computational biology or in a related quantitative/computational discipline
Postdoctoral training and experience in genome-wide association studies
Experience with statistics and HPC environments
Knowledge and experience in association mapping of complex traits and/or disease
Prior research publications on GWAS and/or WGS
Advanced skills in human population and quantitative genetics (e.g GCTA)
The terms of employment are very competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. Applications will be accepted immediately and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcript of degree, a one-page summary of research accomplishments and interests, and at least 2 letters of recommendation, all in PDF format. If you have any questions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.
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