Research Positions in Protein and Antibody Engineering

Qatar (QA)
HBKU offers an attractive compensation package that includes a tax-free salary and additional benefi
May 24 2016
Position Type
Full Time

Career Opportunity – Research Positions in Protein and Antibody Engineering

Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI) is a national research institute within Hamad bin Khalifa University. As a national research institute, QBRI aims to improve and transform healthcare through innovation in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases affecting the Qatari population and the region. As a disease-focused institute, QBRI concentrates on applying integrative and multidisciplinary approaches to provide novel insights into the molecular basis of breast cancer, type-2 diabetes and neurological disorders, and the development of novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies to facilitate early diagnosis, treatment and management of these devastating diseases towards improving personalized medicine and healthcare.

Hamad bin Khalifa University, a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, is a research university located within Education City in Doha, Qatar.

Research Positions in Protein and Antibody Engineering

Antibodies are invaluable tools for diagnostic and therapeutic applications because of their high binding affinity and specificity. The goal of this project is to develop and engineer novel confirmation-specific antibodies with high-affinity for amyloid protein aggregates (oligomers and fibrils) associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

Several post-doctoral and research assistant positions are available in the laboratory of Prof. Omar El-Agnaf at QBRI. The successful candidates should have extensive knowledge in the following techniques: protein and antibody engineering, monoclonal antibody production and ELISA development.


  • PhD with at least 2 years experience or MSc. with 2 years of experience in Neuroscience field.

How to apply?

Please submit your complete application (a copy of curriculum vita, a research statement, a teaching philosophy statement, publications list, and reprints of the 5 most relevant publications, as well as the names and contacts of a minimum of three references) by email to: or through the HBKU website:

Completed applications will be reviewed and interviews will be arranged with selected candidates on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Hamad bin Khalifa University is an Equal Opportunity educator and employer. We are committed to maintaining a culturally and academically diverse staff of the highest calibre.