Diabetes Scientists

Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI)
Qatar (QA)
September 03 2018
Diabetes Scientists
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI), part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), is a national center of excellence in biomedical research. It aims to transform healthcare through harnessing and converting the latest advances in science, medicine and technology into novel discoveries that will lead to more effective treatments and preventive strategies for human diseases such as: diabetes, cancer and neurological disorders. The institute strives toward the development of novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies to facilitate early diagnosis, treatment and management of these devastating diseases with the purpose of improving personalized medicine and healthcare. QBRI has recently occupied state-of-the-art life sciences laboratories in a newly established research campus.  

Building on existing strengths, QBRI is committed to developing a center of excellence in diabetes with an emphasis on investigating the genetic and environmental determinants underlying diabetes and its complications including its identification of predictive markers and therapies.

Full-time Investigator positions

To fulfill its mission, QBRI is recruiting independent, full-time Scientists (equivalent to Assistant Professor), Senior Scientists (equivalent to Associate Professor) and Principal Investigators (equivalent to Full Professor) for the Diabetes Research Center, to lead and support basic, clinical and translational research on dissecting the molecular mechanisms and signaling pathways leading to T2D and insulin resistance. Individuals with expertise in drug/ biomarkers discovery, functional genomics, computational and systems biology, development of cellular and animal disease models, and stem cell technology are encouraged to apply.

These positions offer outstanding scientific resources and generous funding opportunities amid existing expertise in genomics and classical genetics, access to state-of-the-art core laboratories and to a homogeneous and genetically unique population. In addition, there will be the opportunity to take a joint academic appointment at the College of Science and Engineering or College of Health and Life Sciences at HBKU. The positions offer ample opportunities for interaction and collaboration with national, regional and international universities, research institutes, clinical entities and organizations.

Key responsibilities:

  • Set research program agenda
  • Build and manage the research group
  • Recruit research associates
  • The tangible output of high-impact publications, conference presentations, scientific interactions and collaborations, and patents


  • MD and/or PhD degree
  • Considerable research experience plus a thorough knowledge of the field
  • Solid record of productive scholarship, mentoring students, post-doctoral fellows and junior researchers
  • Excellent and effective communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team/ matrix environment

How to apply

Please submit your complete application (a copy of curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching philosophy statement, publications list, and reprints of the three most relevant publications, as well as the names and contacts of a minimum of three referees) through the HBKU website. (https://hbku.wufoo.com/forms/w19msafp0nl4byb/)

Completed applications will be reviewed and interviews will be arranged on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.

Hamad Bin Khalifa University is an equal opportunity educator and employer. We are committed to maintaining culturally and academically diverse staff of the highest caliber.

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