The incumbent works with great autonomy under the guidance of the Lead Investigator managing and leading projects, in order to conceive and implement actions and experiments that allow realization of funded projects.
Interfaces with regulatory and ethical research authorities at WCM-Qatar and other collaborative institutions in order to obtain necessary approvals, renew them, amend them, report progress or any related-
topics under the guidance of the lead-PI.
Recruits participants for the lead-PI studies from Hamad Medical Corporation and other collaborative institutions
Performs basic laboratory procedures (DNA / RNA extraction and quantification, electrophoresis, ELISA, stem cell culture, functional validation of genes) with the rest of the lead PI’s team.
Reviews and keeps the research team and Investigators up-to-date with the current literature related to projects, including the writing of relevant review papers;
may be required to facilitate research seminars, study groups and conferences,
Communicates with local & international project partners, collaborators & stakeholders on scientific & administrative issues on behalf of Investigator(s).
Meets with stakeholders to collect & communicate project requirements; escalates issues as needed.
Develops and maintains complex scientific and project-related web-content (internal and external), coordinates project-
related tasks with WCMC-Q ITS department.
Develops and maintains complex scientific and project-related external representation of the project; coordinates project-
related tasks with PR department.
Performs complex research tasks, including autonomous literature research, knowledge-extraction & online documentation.
Supports achievement of research & project management deliverables, including project plans, research schedules & progress reports.
Oversees and performs experiments based on appropriate methodology, or tests requiring broad knowledge and experience and where necessary cross trains on equipment with other team members to ensure smooth conduct of experiments and analyses.
Performs other job related duties as required.
Bachelor’s of Science Degree in related field
Bachelor degree (B.S.) in science or MD required.
Three or more years’ study or work experience in clinical research and management of regulatory requirements is mandatory.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Previous experience in clinical research projects.
Previous experience with regulatory agencies such as IRB (creation and submission of documents for approval, renewal, amendments of protocols).
Previously demonstrated advanced fluency in both English and Arabic language, in order to communicate with patients at the hospital and recruit them.
Previously demonstrated ability in basic laboratory procedures.
Licenses and Certifications
Working Conditions / Physical Demands
Work is clinic based, computer based lab based.
May require extended and varying work hours to meet demands.
Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar was established in 2001 as a partnership between Cornell University and Qatar
Foundation. The first medical school in Qatar and a pioneer of coeducation at university level, WCM-Q offers an integrated program of pre-
medical and medical studies leading to the Cornell University M.D. degree. Teaching is by Cornell and Weill Cornell faculty, including physicians at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) who hold Weill Cornell appointments.
Enrollment has grown rapidly from 25 first year pre-medical students in fall 2002 to over 200 students from more than 30 countries as we entered our sixth year of operation in September 2007.
WCM-Q is part of Weill Cornell Medical College, which was founded in New York City over 100 years ago, and shares the same mission :
to provide the finest education possible for medical students
to conduct research at the cutting edge of knowledge
to improve health care both now and for future generations
to provide the highest quality of care to the community
Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Minorities / Females / Vet / Disabled employer.