Qatar university

Research Assistant

Feb 15, 2021

Job Summary:
Offered on a temporary or contract basis, under general direction,assists the postdoctoral researcher or other research investigators byperforming moderately complex research and experimentation followingestablished protocols; performs routine lab and equipment maintenance,such as cleaning glassware, counter tops, and equipment; sets-up andoperates various scientific apparatus; assists with research projectsand may perform independent research or performs various clerical andeditorial duties; compiles, processes and analyzes data; performssupervisory and training duties.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Sets-up and operates various scientific apparatus.
  • Performs various clerical duties including typing,answering phones, preparing correspondence, preparing and maintainingbibliographies, and completing applications and forms.
  • Assists with research projects; prepares andmaintains culture media, reagents, and experimental animals; growscultures; administers injections; performs various assays; sterilizesequipment; separates and purifies various materials and substances usingsuch techniques as chromatography and electrophoresis; performs surgeryon experimental animals; orders laboratory supplies; performs libraryresearch; prepares compounds; interprets experimental test data;performs minor equipment repairs.
  • Performs various editorial duties; writes, reviewsand edits various materials for publication; prepares publicationschedules; orders books and other publications.
  • Performs supervisory and training duties involvinglower level employees; attends and participates in meetings,conferences, and training groups.
  • Compiles processes and analyzes data; recordsresearch procedures and results; files and maintains records; codes datafor input for electronic data processing; inputs and retrieves datausing computers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications Education and Certifications:

  • Bachelor degree in Bioscience or related field. Broadknowledge involving laboratory techniques or other specialized knowledgeis preferred.


  • English Language verbal and written communication skills

Special Qualifications Required:
The candidate should have BS degree from Biomedical related field (Biomedical Sciences, Biology, Bioengineering etc.)MS degree is a plus. At least 3 years of hands on lab experience, wet/dry lab. Experience in cell culture and molecular biology assays and first author for at least one journal paper, co-author for at least one other paper.


  • Knowledge of laboratory procedures
  • Knowledge of the use and preparation of culturemedia, chemicals, and reagents
  • Supervisory skills
  • Interpersonal/human relation skills
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to tend to details
  • Ability to maintain records and inventories
  • Ability to operate a personal computer Required Documents

Non Academic:

1. Curriculum Vitea with cover letter.
2. Experience Certificates.
3. At least three references including contact numbers and email addresses.


1. Current Curriculum Vitea.
2. Cover letter.
3. Teaching, research, and service philosophy.
4. Three referees’ contact information (physical and email addresses as well their telephones contact).
5. Copy of highest earned credential (transcript of highest degree if graduated from an institution where course work was completed. However, if no course work was completed, an copy of certificate letter from the registrar of your highest credential granting institution regarding your highest academic degree).
6. Any additional documentation that you feel is relevant to your application.


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.


1. A three-year renewable contract.
2. Salary is commensurate with experience.
3. Tax-free salary.
4. Furnished accommodation in accordance with QU HR policies.
5. Annual round trip air tickets for faculty member and dependents in accordance with QUHR policies.
6. Educational allowance for candidate's children (eligible candidates only) in accordance with QU HR policies.
7. Private health care and health insurance in accordance with QU HR policies.
8. Annual leave in accordance with QU HR policies.
9. End-of-contract indemnity.

How To Apply

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