Assistant Professor, Bioinformatics

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
14 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
14 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The United Arab Emirates University invites applications for a faculty position. Qualified candidates at all levels will be considered at a rank commensurate with academic accomplishments. Candidates are expected to have a strong commitment to teaching excellence and student advising at the undergraduate and graduate levels, a demonstrable research capability that will enable the candidate to develop and sustain an internally and/or externally funded research program in his/her area of expertise, publish his/her research findings in refereed journals, and actively engage in promoting the growth of the UAE University. The application package should include a cover letter, a detailed resume, a brief description of current/future research activities, teaching philosophy, and courses taught. English is the language of instruction and communication. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Job description:

  • Participates in research: Research productivity is an integral part for promotion
  • Active participation in education and training of undergraduate and graduate students
  • Expected to lead genomic and statistical analyses of data sets derived from Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data.
  • Initiation/implementation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of analysis software
  • Tracking project data and reporting analysis results
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment

Minimum Qualification

  • PhD in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, or a related field

Preferred Qualification

As above

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience

More than 2 years’ experience with NexGen data and metagenomic analyses. Experience in scientific programming with applications to biological research, professional software development experience Experience with C++ and programming using UNIX/LINUX clusters. Broad knowledge of biology, especially genetics Experience with large genomic data sets (Next-generation sequence, genotyping, or expression data), data mining, and data analysis Proficiency in at least one major scripting language (Perl, Python, ..etc)

Special Instructions to Applicant  

Division College of Medicine&Health Sciences

Department Pediatrics - (CMHS)

Job Close Date open until filled

Job Category Academic - Faculty

Salary 30000 - 35000 UAE Dirhams per month, based on experience

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