Post-Doctoral Associate in Genetic Epidemiology / Public Health Research Center
New York University Abu Dhabi

New York, New York

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Post-Doctoral Associate in Genetic Epidemiology / Public Health Research Center

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Open Date:
Apr 5, 2021

The Public Health Research Center (PHRC) at NYU Abu Dhabi is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate in Genetic Epidemiology 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 grounding in epidemiology, human population genetics and statistics and will be working with large genomic datasets with phenotypes related to cardiometabolic 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 performing laboratory experiments, statistical genetic analyses, reviewing literature and publishing in peer-reviewed journals.

    he 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:

    About NYUAD

    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.

    EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer

    UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.



    • PhD degree in human genetics, biostatistics or in a related quantitative/computational discipline
    • Prior research publications on genetic and/or epidemiology of complex traits
    • Experience with statistics and HPC environments


    • Lab experience in molecular/cell biology and genomics
    • Experience with GWAS and WGS data analysis

    Application Instructions:

    This position is not located in the United States. You must be willing to relocate to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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