Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation for
Education, Science, and Community Development (QF), was founded in 2010 to
continue fulfilling QF's vision of unlocking human potential. HBKU is an
emerging research university that acts as a catalyst for positive change in
Qatar and the region while having a global impact.
To support the research activities of faculty serving as a Lead Principal
Investigator (LPI) or a Principal Investigator (PI) role on the grant.
Key Result Areas
Contribute to research with sufficient supervision as a team member.
Assist the research team in the development of research or survey
methodologies, implementation of research studies, importing of data into
analysis software, basic database, analysis, and generation of reports.
Assist in the preparation of research proposals intended for national and
international agencies to secure competitive funding and grants for
Prepare research reports, papers and articles to be published in
scientific journals and conference proceedings.
Report and treat data with a high level of integrity and ethics complying
with relevant data usage and policies.
Ensure appropriate records and documentation of research experiments,
samples and specimens examined are maintained while ensuring the accuracy
of laboratory reports.
Develop experimental design, operation of laboratory (SOP), and research
Conduct literature review and prepare materials for grant submissions.
Maintain quality and safety assurance policies and procedures to ensure
the validity of tests and working environment.
Maintain familiarity with current scientific literature and contribute to
the development of new methods and technologies for project advancement.
Participate in the development and implementation of new procedures within
the research or laboratory as appropriate.
Maintain electronic and hardcopy data files and reports in compliance with
the research policy and QF intellectual property rights.
Coordinate the daily activities of the research team and assist with, and
where appropriate be responsible for the development and revision of
policies and procedures to ensure that the entity meets research quality
objectives towards accreditation standards.
Maintain, calibrate, operate, and monitor the use of assigned facility or
equipment and manage laboratory supplies and inventory.
Ensure adequate levels of consumable supplies and other items required are
managed and used appropriately.
Operate laboratory equipment or platform technology proficiently.
Coordinate and attend project meetings, summarize and present results.
Plan and participate in orientation and educational activities of staff
and trainees to fulfill working knowledge of the laboratory procedures and
Other reasonable tasks as assigned by supervisor.
Operating Environment, Framework & Boundaries
The majority of work is carried out in office and laboratory-based
environments. Must comply with QF health, safety, security, and environment
policies, procedures, legal regulations, and objectives applicable to areas of
responsibility to ensure that work is performed in a safe, healthy and
Communications and Working Relationships
Faculty serving as LPI or PI role on the grant.
Senior research staff – frequent contact to receive work instructions,
collaborate on projects, and report on research progress.
Other researchers and scientists (locally, regionally, and
internationally) – regular contact for knowledge sharing and keeping
abreast of the latest technological developments.
Problem Solving & Complexity
Evaluates different options when solving problems.
Refrains from drawing conclusions in the absence of clear evidence, takes
time to collect facts before developing a solution.
Considers the medium-term as well as the immediate short-term impact of
outcomes and actions.
Demonstrates an awareness of the impact of the preferred solution on other
projects/ related problems.
Decision Making Authority & Responsibility
Accepts responsibility/accountability for own decisions and explains the
Reviews available information in conjunction with interested parties and
arrives at decisions by consensus judging degree of consultation needed to
Remains calm and resourceful when making difficult decisions, basing them
Ensures decisions are taken by self and group after reviewing available
information while exhibiting reasonable foresight.
Conducts research and presents findings and recommendations to the direct
supervisor, who takes final decisions.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills & Experience
Master's degree in relevant field.
0-2 years of relevant full-time work experience.
Experience with computing technologies and programming languages.
Experience in laboratory experimentation, techniques, protocols.
Working knowledge of good laboratory practices and safety regulations and
procedures, including the management of hazardous materials.
Proficiency in acquiring new skills and experimental techniques.
Ability to supervise and train new research assistants, students, and
Excellent writing skills – the ability to draft/edit a variety of written
reports and documents, and articulate ideas clearly and concisely.
Proficiency in Arabic a plus.
Proficiency in MS Office applications.
How to Apply
Please submit your completed application (CV, cover letter, and the names of
three references with their full contact information) via the following link:
Click here to apply
Review of applications is expected to begin soon and continue until the
position is filled. Shortlisted candidates will be called for interviews.
HBKU offers an attractive compensation package that includes a tax-free salary
and additional benefits such as an education allowance, furnished
accommodation, annual paid leave, air tickets and medical insurance.
HBKU, as an equal opportunity educator and employer, is committed to
maintaining culturally and academically diverse staff of the highest caliber.