Core Facility Manager - Molecular Biology and Viral Vector Production

Organization
Qatar Biomedical Research Institute
Job Location
Doha, Qatar
Qatar
Benefits
  • Schooling costs for dependent children (up to 18 years of age).
  • Health insurance coverage for the employee, spouse and dependent children.
  • Economy air tickets from and to the point of origin for the employee, spouse and dependent children at the beginning and at the end of the employment contract.
  • Annual vacation return economy air tickets for the same individuals to the point of origin.
Job Description
  • Managing the day-to-day operations of the Molecular Biology and Viral Vector Production core facility.
  • Providing technical expertise to QBRI scientists and collaborators.
  • Adopting and developing novel techniques and experimental approaches to advance the research programs at QBRI.
  • Ensuring that the facility maintains state-of-the-art instrumentations and is working at the frontiers of the relevant field.
  • General duties also include:
    • Managing state-of-the-art technologies;
    • Overseeing budget and spending;
    • Analyzing the cost of research projects;
    • Overseeing and maintaining essential equipment;
    • Purchasing materials and supplies;
    • Delegating responsibilities among laboratory staff.
    • General lab maintenance.
Requirements
  • A PhD in the relevant field and at least 10 to 15 years of experience in the management of core facilities.
  • Excellent and effective communication, management and organizational skills.
  • Teaching/training capability.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team/matrix environment.
About Our Organization

Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI, www.qbri.org.qa), a member of Qatar Foundation (www.qf.org.qa), is a national center of excellence in biomedical research that 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 as well as neurological disorders. QBRI’s approach is holistic and multidisciplinary in nature as it focuses on prevention, diagnosis, treatments and personalized healthcare.
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