Working under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI) or more senior staff on sponsored research projects develops and performs complex standard laboratory procedures and also assists technical specialists in advanced research.
Performs a variety of moderately complex cell / tissue assays, culture preparation and / or analyses; also prepares moderately complex stains solutions, media, buffers, solutions and reagents for non-
standard prescribed tests.
Operates, calibrates and performs routine maintenance on standard and specialized laboratory equipment.
Manipulates, computes and analyzes data using complex statistical computer software. Prepares and maintains detailed records, logs and summary reports of procedures and results including graphs, scientific calculations and statistical analysis charting
Responsible for Quality Control and Assurance of samples, reagents, and data. Ensures laboratory compliance to all guidelines and standards of WCM-NY and WCM-Q.
Cleans and maintains laboratory hygiene, disposes of laboratory waste.
Orders laboratory supplies, maintains laboratory equipment and related records, expenditures, including inventory control and material receipt.
Develops and documents methods to improve processes in the laboratory.
Assists in the review and development of new laboratory standard operating procedures.
Cross trains on equipment, coordinates vacations, etc with other team members to ensure smooth lab flow.
Performs other job related duties as required.
Three or more years prior experience working in a research or similar laboratory
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Previously exhibited individual initiative
Previously demonstrated advanced proficiency in written and spoken English
Previously demonstrated ability to communicate in both scientific written reports and professional presentations.
Licenses and Certifications
Working Conditions / Physical Demands
Work is approximately 30% is computer based, 70% lab based.May require extended and varying work hours to meet demands.Must be able to lift 20 lbs unaided.
Work may include using chemical substances requiring careful use and the use of protective devices and clothing
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.