Highly motivated candidates are invited to apply for a 2-year postdoctoral position (with the possibility of an extension) in the laboratory of Assoc. Professor David Gomez-Cabrero in the Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) (https://www.kaust.edu.sa/en/study/faculty/david-gomez-cabrero). The project investigates the composition of the bone marrow niche in health and the changes associated with disease using a multi-omic strategy. We are generating a comprehensive collection of bulk (RNA+ATAC-seq), single-cell (RNA+ATAC-seq), and spatial transcriptomics (RNA-seq) profiles of hematopoietic and non-hematopoietic progenitor cells in the bone marrow. We aim to characterize all cell types (see: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2022.104225), their 3D organization in the bone marrow, and the cell-to-cell interactions that define cell differentiation. Furthermore, we are investigating – through the same technologies - the changes occurring in Multiple Myeloma and Myelodysplasia.
What is expected:
The successful candidate will join a vibrant multi-skilled community of bioinformaticians, computer scientists, biotechnologists, biologists, and biochemists.
The successful candidate will also enjoy an environment aimed to facilitate progress in the research career: networking, student supervision, and project management. We will consider tasks and responsibilities based on seniority and experience.
The BESE Division at KAUST offers a unique combination of an intellectually stimulating environment and access to world-class laboratories, instrumentation, and generous funding schemes. KAUST facilities also include state-of-the-art core laboratories in Genomics, Proteomics, Imaging & Characterization, Extreme Computing, and Informatics.
The postdoc researcher will be expected to take a leading role in developing and carrying out the research program. The project will require strong skills in bioinformatic data analysis, pipeline implementation (and possibly development), and programming. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in bioinformatics, computer science, biotechnology, biology, or a related discipline. Experience in NGS analysis (RNA-seq/ATAC-seq; bulk/single-cell) and spatial profiling will be positively evaluated. A high level of proficiency in English and excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential requirements for this position.
KAUST is an international, graduate research university dedicated to advancing science and technology through interdisciplinary research, education, and innovation. KAUST attracts top international faculty, scientists, engineers, and students to conduct curiosity-driven and goal-oriented research to address the world’s most pressing scientific and technological challenges. Located in Saudi Arabia, on the eastern shores of the Red Sea, KAUST provides an award-winning campus to live, work, study and play, and offers superb research facilities, with guaranteed baseline research funding, infrastructure support, entrepreneurship opportunities, and internationally competitive salaries. For more information about KAUST, please visit http://www.kaust.edu.sa. More information about the BESE Division and the Bioscience Program is available at http://bese.kaust.edu.sa.
Informal inquiries are welcomed and should be made to David.firstname.lastname@example.org
The starting date is flexible.
Additional skills to be considered
How to apply
Apply and provide the required documentation (i.e., CV, cover letter, publication list, contact details of 2 references)
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