Research Specialist I – Computational Biologist
Sidra Medical and Research Center
Doha, Qatar
منذ 6 يوم

Job Summary :

The Research Specialist I Computational Biologist performs routine and moderately complex tasks related to administration, use and development of bioinformatics resources and interface with genomics and other core facilities to ensure administration and flow of sequencing data generation and capture.

He / she works with general supervision. The incumbent is required to exercise judgment in making technical decisions related to delegated tasks and escalating complex issues.

Key Role Accountabilities :

  • Maintains and establishes bioinformatics web resources by setting up servers, accounts, uploading datasets and updating platforms.
  • Plans with the genomics core regarding the preparation of samples, submission for sequencing, tracking of data generation and early steps of quality control

    Supports researchers in data upload, analysis and platform updates.

    Improves and optimizes bioinformatics workflows and resolve related issues.

    Makes recommendations to the Investigator regarding improvements in methods and processes.

    Solves moderately complex problems and performs a specific variety of technical assignments within broader projects.

    Contributes to ongoing research projects that include taking measurements and recording observations, collecting, compiling and processing data.

    Assists in procurement of additional / new funding through contributions to technical proposal preparation and / or presentations.

    Trains staff in development and implementation of bioinformatics workflows.

    Stays current with literature in ongoing and proposed research projects.

    Presents ongoing work and methods to research group.

    Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies

    Adheres to and promotes Sidra’s Values

    In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.

    Qualifications, Experience and Skills Selection Criteria :

    Education

    Bachelor’s Degree in a quantitative or life science field

    Bachelor’s Degree in Bioinformatics with knowledge of Biology notably genome sequencing technologies

    Experience

    3+ years of relevant experience

    Certification and Licensure

    Professional Membership

    Job Specific Skills and Abilities

  • Experienced in Linux environment.
  • Experienced in web service management based on tomcat and apache.
  • Experienced in cloud systems such as Amazon Web Service.
  • Experienced in Bioinformatics scripting (R, shell, etc.)
  • Experienced in lab-related aspects of genome sequencing technologies
  • Demonstrated functional knowledge and analytic experience in relevant field.
  • Evidence of ongoing continual development and personal development.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical, problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Experience in web development.
  • Experience in Mysql, Mongo databases.
  • Experience in analyzing GEO (Gene Expression Omnibus) datasets.
  • Experience with Illumina, PacBio and BioNano sequencing technologies.
  • Additional Vacancy Information : This is a grants funded position for a period of up to 12 months.

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