Chemistry & Earth Sciences
College / Department Profile
Qatar University Profile :
Qatar University is the national institution of higher education in Qatar. It provides high quality undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare competent graduates, destined to shape the future of Qatar.
The university community has diverse and committed faculty that teach and conduct research, which addresses relevant local and regional challenges, advances knowledge, and contributes actively to the needs and aspirations of society.
Qatar University is an intellectual and scholarly community characterized by open discussion, the free exchange of ideas, respectful debate, and a commitment to rigorous inquiry.
All members of the University - faculty, staff, and students - are expected to advance the scholarly and social values embodied by the university.
College Profile :
The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) houses ten departments, covering a wide range of undergraduate specializations in the Arts and Sciences including English Literature & Linguistics, Arabic Language, Humanities, Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, International Affairs, Policy, Planning & Development, Statistics, Chemistry, Mass Communication, Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Material Science, and Sports Science.
The College also houses five graduate programs in Environmental Sciences, Gulf Studies, Material Science, Statistics, and Arabic Language.
Additionally, the College offers a Program of Arabic for Non- Native Speakers. The College also houses established research centers namely the Center for Sustainable Development, and the Gulf Studies Center.
As members of QU, CAS faculty members have excellent opportunities to secure intramural and extramural funding for their research ideas.
Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) is a major source of research funding, with individual project funding exceeding 1 million / project (5 million for cluster projects), along with student research funding programs.
As the national and largest University in the country, Qatar University is the recipient of most of QNRF awards, with many research-active faculty members winning multiple grants.
Department of Chemistry and Earth Sciences Profile :
The Department of Chemistry and Earth Sciences consists of two programs, Chemistry and Geology. The B.Sc. degree program in chemistry is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC).
The department currently is a home of more than 50 staff members (30 full-time faculty members with expertise in all areas of chemistry, 8 teaching assistants, and 14 technicians).
We strive to build a generation equipped with knowledge, competence and modern and comprehensive education in chemistry.
The department currently has more than 200 students. In addition, it offers courses to various programs in Qatar University including Biology, Environmental Science, Biomedical Sciences, Engineering, Health Sciences, Human Nutrition, Medicine and Pharmacy.
The department is facilitated with a wide range of modern instrumentation including ICP-MS, LC-MS, GC-MS, and UV and IR spectrophotometers.
The department has been collaborating with both the national and international communities as the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC, UK), the American Chemical Society (ACS, USA), United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in numerous aspects, Fields of collaboration include : organizing symposiums and public lectures and by hosting workshops and symposia together with other international communities.
The faculty members are active in teaching and research and several have been awarded major funding from the Qatar National Research Fund.
Duties & Responsibilities Position Summary : The technician has responsibility of preparing and organizing the materials needed for undergraduate geology laboratories courses, in close collaboration with the lab instructor and the teaching assistant.
Duties and Responsibilities : 1.Organize laboratory for geology courses2.Prepare materials needed in geology lab courses in undergraduate level3.
Enforce laboratory safety procedures4.Contribute to various committees at the Department 5.Other duties as assigned by the Head of Department
Qualifications : 1.BSc degree in Geology from a recognized / ranked University 2.Experience as Lab Technician in geology at university-level.
3.Strong knowledge of all geology sub-disciplines at the undergraduate level4.Knowledge of laboratory procedures and laboratory safety regulations.
5.Experience in the use of laboratory instrumentation commonly used in undergraduate laboratories at all levels6.Ability to communicate in English and Arabic.
Non Academic :
1. Curriculum Vitae with cover letter.
2. Experience Certificates.
3. At least three references including contact numbers and email addresses.
Non Academic :
1. Competitive tax-free salary.
2. Housing allowance in accordance with HRM Law.
3. Annual round trip air tickets for candidate and dependents according to HRM Law.
4. Public health care and health insurance to candidate and family members.
5. Annual leave in accordance with HRM Law.
6. End-of-contract indemnity.