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Research Associate in the Division of Science Biology, Dr. Youssef Idhaghdour

Employer
New York University Abu Dhabi
Location
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Job Details

Description


New York University Abu Dhabi seeks to recruit a Research Associate with expertise in bioinformatics and statistical genetics to work within the newly established Virtual Research Institute (VRI). The role of the selected applicant will focus on supporting the Institute s mission to develop a comprehensive research infrastructure - whereby diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment are tailored to each patient. The program aims to understand the basis of health outcomes and traits related to the most common non-communicable diseases in the UAE and to integrate large multi-omics and neuroimaging datasets.


The appointed applicant will conduct advance bioinformatic and statistical analysis to advance scientific knowledge in this field and will contribute to the development of solutions to handle the analysis of large amounts of genomic, neuroimaging and health-related data. Position duties include performing bioinformatic data analysis of genomic datasets (e.g. whole genome genotyping and sequencing) using various tools and working directly on the design and implementation of analysis pipelines that support research needs in coordination with NYUAD s Core Bioinformatics and HPC teams. The successful candidate will also contribute to scientific publications, write documentation for the tools, pipelines and resources available, integrate into the existing team of scientists and participate and lead training sessions of the VRI team. The candidate must have excellent organizational and communication skills with a high level of proficiency in English and the ability to work effectively in a team as well as individually.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS



  • PhD with experience in bioinformatics, statistical genetics or computational biology;

  • Advanced skills with programming and experience with HPC environments;

  • Experience with complex traits and human genomic data analysis (e.g. WGS, Variant Calling, Annotation).

  • Publication record representative of required qualifications


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS



  • Experience in managing genomics databases

  • Experience with standard statistics packages


For consideration, applicants need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with full publication list, statement of research interests, transcript and three letters of reference, all in PDF format. If you have any further questions, please send an email to Dr. Youssef Idaghdour at youssef.idaghdour@nyu.edu


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.


About NYUAD


NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.


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UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply


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Organization

NYU's agreement with the Emirate of Abu Dhabi to create NYU Abu Dhabi is the outcome of a shared understanding of the essential roles and challenges of higher education in the 21st century: a common belief in the value of a liberal arts education, concurrence on the benefits a research university brings to the society that sustains it, a conviction that interaction with new ideas and people who are different is valuable and necessary, and a commitment to educating students who are true citizens of the world. As the first comprehensive liberal arts and science campus in the Middle East to be operated abroad by a major American research university, NYU Abu Dhabi has been built on the following principles:

  • NYU Abu Dhabi is a research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science college. It draws students from around the world, and prepares them for the challenges and opportunities of our interconnected world.
  • NYU Abu Dhabi equips students for leadership in all arenas of human endeavor. It fosters curiosity, creativity, and critical reflection. At NYUAD, students extend themselves and the frontiers of knowledge.
  • The residential life of students is central to the University's academic mission. Learning takes place across the campus, not only in classrooms, but also in residential houses, through participation in clubs and sports, during informal campus gatherings, and being engaged with the wider community.
  • NYU Abu Dhabi stimulates advanced research. The NYUAD Institute is a major research center. Research is integral to the undergraduate experience at NYU Abu Dhabi, and it will also drive the University's graduate programs.
  • NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU New York form the backbone of a fully connected global network university. As one of the two major hubs in the global network, NYUAD creates a unique capacity for faculty and students to access the assets of the entire university system.
  • NYU Abu Dhabi advances the city of Abu Dhabi as a magnetic center of ideas and human talent.

Careers

NYU Abu Dhabi consists of a highly selective liberal arts and sciences college and a world center for advanced research and scholarship — integrated with each other and connected through technology to NYU New York.

Together, NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU New York form the backbone of a unique global network university that equips students for leadership in all arenas of human endeavor by fostering curiosity, creativity, and critical reflection.

NYU Abu Dhabi is a central component of Abu Dhabi's vision of becoming a leading world idea capital. For its first four years, the University is located in the heart of downtown Abu Dhabi. In 2014, it will move to its permanent home on Saadiyat Island, where it will be joined by neighbors including the Guggenheim, the Louvre, the Zayed National Museum, and a world-class performing arts center.

In working for NYU Abu Dhabi, you will help to build the world's first truly global university and research institute. The University's faculty and staff come from around the world, and the first class of students, who arrived in the fall of 2010, is one of the most geographically diverse student bodies on the planet. To date, NYU Abu Dhabi's staff alone is comprised of individuals from more than 30 different countries. For NYU Abu Dhabi, creating a culture of inclusion contributes not only to our success, but also to the richness of the talented staff that we can attract. When you join us as an employee, we look forward to learning more about your culture and seeing things from your unique viewpoint.

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