Postdoctoral Fellow, Biomedical Engineering

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
02 May 2020
End of advertisement period
31 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location: AE

Organization Name: Biomedical Engineering

About University

The newly-established Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KU) combines the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI), the Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR) and the Petroleum Institute (PI) into one world-class, research-intensive institution, seamlessly integrating research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science and engineering. Khalifa University endeavors to be a leader among research intensive universities of the 21st century, while catalyzing the growth of Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s rapidly developing knowledge economy.

Brief Description

To provide high quality research support and undertake internationally competitive research aimed at publication thereby contributing to the academic and research mission of the University.
Since the Postdoctoral, experience is transitional to becoming an independent researcher or faculty member, the Postdoctoral tries their best to acquire the varied skills necessary to advance their career with guidance from the advisor. These skills include, but are not limited to, the ability to present research plans and findings in a convincing style, both in oral and written modes of communication, the ability to understand research group management and supervision of others, the ability to establish contacts and network with colleagues pursuing a similar research agenda, the ability to organize and teach a class or a course if more inclined towards a teaching career.

Detailed Description

This post is for a position 30 months in duration (beginning at the end of Q2 2020) wherein the successful candidate will contribute to the delivery of an exciting 3-year multidisciplinary project centered on using the epitranscriptome of non-coding RNAs to improve human epidermal stem cell therapeutics. The primary function of this position is to assist with the acquisition & collation of data as needed by the project. These data will be generated by different platforms of Illumina sequencing. The selected individual will also assist by ensuring that project instruments are functioning to specifications throughout the project by periodically running diagnostic and validation tests.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in a relevant field (e.g. Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Life Sciences, Computer Science).

Required Experience

Whilst training will be provided where needed, candidates should have experience in at least 2 of the following techniques:

  • Mass spectrometry.
  • Mammalian system
  • Total/small/mRNA sequencing
  • de novo genomes/transcriptomes, epigenetic modifications

Advantageous Experience 

  • Experience in comparison analysis in Mammalian systems
  • Experience in variant calling analysis methods, tools, algorithms, and pipelines.
  • Extensive experience in RNA bisulfite analysis methods, tools, algorithms, algorithms, and pipelines relating to transcriptional profiling and differential gene expression analysis.
  • Experience with modern statistical and algorithmic techniques as applied to genomics.
  • Publication record in high-impact scientific journals

How To Apply

CV + Research Interest Statement 

Should you require further assistance or if you face any issue with the online application, please feel to contact the Recruitment Team (

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