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Early Post Doctoral Researcher (Virutubisho Study)

Closing: Aug 10, 2022

2 days remaining

Published: Aug 3, 2022 (5 days ago)

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Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in laboratory sciences or Computational Biology/Bioinformatics or related field.
  • At least 1 Upto 4 years post-PhD experience in research laboratory.
  • Prior experience in large data processing and analysis and/or experience in statistics / machine learning is required
  • A track record of previous publications in bioinformatics analysis of large-scale biological data (e.g. omics, clinical data)
  • Significant skills in leadership, organization, prioritisation, problem solving and decision making
  • Ability to network, communicate, resolving disputes and maintain good working relationships within a multi-cultural environment.

Desirable:

  • Experience handling micronutrients analysis is a added advantage
  • Excellent communication skills


Responsibilities

Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in laboratory sciences or Computational Biology/Bioinformatics or related field.
  • At least 1 Upto 4 years post-PhD experience in research laboratory.
  • Prior experience in large data processing and analysis and/or experience in statistics / machine learning is required
  • A track record of previous publications in bioinformatics analysis of large-scale biological data (e.g. omics, clinical data)
  • Significant skills in leadership, organization, prioritisation, problem solving and decision making
  • Ability to network, communicate, resolving disputes and maintain good working relationships within a multi-cultural environment.

Desirable:

  • Experience handling micronutrients analysis is a added advantage
  • Excellent communication skills


  • To oversee the laboratory objectives of the VIRUTUBISHO trial including liaising with the scientific leadership, data management and trial monitoring to ensure effective implementation of the laboratory aspects of the study.
  • To oversee collection of samples and associated data according to the study protocol including haematology, biochemistry, micronutrients, inflammation, microbiome, metabolomics, proteomics, and nutrigenetics studies among others.
  • To identify biomarkers and assays to quantify micronutrients and other markers or biological profiles of interest related to micronutrient status in biological samples
  • To support harmonization of laboratory procedures for VIRUTUBISHO trial with MINDR trial (Bangladesh).
  • To work with internal and external labs conducting analysis of samples from the VIRUTUBISHO trial
  • To conduct pharmacokinetics analysis by developing population pharmacokinetic models that will be fitted to data arising from each micronutrient using nonlinear mixed effects modelling
  • To develop and maintain a high-level communication with international micronutrient experts and review literature on micronutrients and supplementation among women of reproductive age including identifying reference ranges
  • To provide scientific mentorship for students within the VIRUTUBISHO trial.
  • To participate in manuscript preparation, grant development, among other scientific roles


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