Research Scientist in the Public Health Research Center, Population Genomics

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
30 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
16 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Full Time


The Public Health Research Center (PHRC) at NYU Abu Dhabi is seeking a Research Scientist in Population Genomics 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 a solid track record in human population and statistical genetics and genomics and will be working with large genetic and genomic datasets with phenotypes related to complex traits. The successful candidate will work in a highly-multidisciplinary research environment consisting of several epidemiologists, researchers and bioinformaticians and will benefit from the support of established Core Bioinformatics and Sequencing Platforms and High-Performance Computing facilities. Position duties also include leading generation and analysis of genomic data for various PHRC projects, designing and implementing population and statistical genetic analyses, training junior researchers and students and publishing in peer-reviewed journals.

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:


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.



  • PhD degree in human genetics, biostatistics or in a related quantitative/computational discipline
  • At least four years of postdoctoral research experience
  • Prior research publications on human population genetics and/or genetics of complex traits


  • Knowledge and experience of cardiometabolic disease/traits
  • Advanced skills in quantitative genetics and statistics
  • Prior experience in mentoring/training students and junior scientists

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