We are seeking to fill a position for a postdoctoral researchers at the Computational Bioscience Research Center at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.
The researcher will work in the Hoehndorf lab (borg.kaust.edu.sa) on developing and applying knowledge-based bioinformatics methods to understand molecular mechanisms of genotype-phenotype relations. Application areas are in rare disease, cancer, metagenomics, and plant science.
Main methods that are developed and used in the research group include network- and graph-based algorithms for biological data, machine learning algorithms, and methods from formal logic including Semantic Web technologies. The researcher will be responsible for carrying out research, including presentation of research results at conferences and in scientific journals.
Researchers are entitled to a competitive salary (commensurate with the applicant's qualifications), fully-furnished housing on the KAUST campus, medical and life insurance, free education at KAUST schools for the researchers' children, and relocation allowance. KAUST will be responsible for the actual recruiting decision, appointment offers and employment benefits.
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is an international, graduate-level research university dedicated to inspiring a new age of scientific achievement in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in the region, and around the globe. As an independent, merit-based institution, KAUST enables top researchers from around the globe and across all cultures to work together to solve challenging scientific and technological issues.
The KAUST global research and education networks support diverse talents, both on its campus and at other premier universities and research institutions, through collaborative research agreements, grants, and student scholarship programs. KAUST is open to scientists from all around the world and is governed by an independent, self-perpetuating Board of Trustees. The core campus, located on more than 36 million square meters on the Red Sea at Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, was inaugurated on the 23rd of September 2009.
- A completed PhD and Master degree in a relevant field (Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Statistics, or related)
- Experience, demonstrated by a publication record, in at least one of the following areas:
(1) Development of novel methods in Bioinformatics or Biomedical data analytics
(2) Application of AI methods to gain novel insights from biological datasets
(3) Use of biological ontologies and methods from knowledge representation to analyze biological data
- Strong programming skills and experience in software development