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SIDRA4466 - Post Doctoral Fellow - Deep Phenotyping

Department: Deep Phenotyping Div
Division: Translational Medicine Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 27-Sep-2017
Organizational Profile:

Sidra Medicine is a state of the art academic medical center that will function to the level of the highest international standards. Its clinical focus is on the specialty care of women and children.

Sidra’s Vision is: “Sidra Medicine will be a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top medical centers in the world”.

Achieving this vision will encompass three essential activities:

World Class: Patient and Family Centered Care Health Education Biomedical Discovery

Once fully operational by mid-2018, Sidra Medicine will handle 275,000 outpatient appointments, 11,000 procedures, 100,000 emergency attendances and deliver over 9,000 babies per year, adding capacity to a rapidly growing population and delivering world-class specialist care.

The hospital will include 10 operating theatres, 400 beds, 100 percent single rooms with a private bathroom, a birthing center and an emergency department.

Department: The Research branch will house several hundred researchers working on many aspects of Feto-maternal health. It will cover Basic, Translation, Clinical trials and Informatics research. The Department comprises two research floors totaling 10,000M2 and 9 smaller “satellite laboratories” throughout the hospital. The department will house basic laboratories as well as state of the art core facilities, e.g. Genomics, medicinal chemistry and Imaging.
Job Summary: The Post Doctoral Fellow, as part of the program team, engages in collaborative scientific work with other colleagues to deliver specific research tasks. The Postdoctoral Fellow may also prepare status reports on program process.
Key Role Accountabilities:
    • Performs assigned scientific research at the highest standards

    • Writes and publishes articles in peer reviewed journals that highlight findings from research

    • Provides regular status updates regarding developments in the project

    • Develops collaborative links with core scientific personnel in related program areas to gain exposure and build knowledge on experimental/ research activities and approaches

    • Provides education and updates for medical technologists and clinicians regarding advances in the field

    • Researches articles with regard to the subject, keeps up-to-date with the latest developments and identifies areas for improvement

    • Participates in postdoc career development and review process

    • Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies


    In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra during this pre-operational phase, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary
Qualificatoins, Experience and Skills - Selections Criteria:          





  • PhD in relevant field



  • Demonstrated independent research capabilities, good organizational skills and the ability to work with others


  • Research experiences within an academic health center or university with high research activity, good record of scientific publication and outstanding reference


Certification and Licensure




Professional Membership



Job Specific Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of scientific research methods and evaluation of research results


  • Ability to develop and maintain own knowledge and skills at the forefront of field


  • Academic proof of intellectual strength that earns credibility and respect among faculty, staff and administrators in a world-class academic setting


  • Ability to both collaborate closely with others, and to work independently on challenging problems


  • Ability to explain research topics, both to a scientific audience and other staff


  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite


  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to relate well to multiple audiences


Other Information: This post doc fellow reports into Deep Phenotyping department of research.
Sidra’s Organizational Values:
  • Trust: Being competent; acting consistently, reliably and predictably; acting with honesty and integrity; respecting patient, employee and commercial confidentiality; delivering on commitments
  • Care: Acting with empathy, kindness and compassion; being humble; listening and responding; acting with cultural sensitivity; Caring for patients and staff
  • Teamwork: Sharing information and knowledge and learning from demonstrated expertise; being respectful, and thereby earning respect of others; acting with professionalism; leading and following; collaborating and being accessible
  • Transparency: Frequent and honest communication; open access to information for decision making; willingly acknowledge shortcomings; speaking up about concerns; publishing performance indicators
  • Innovation: Freedom to innovate; welcoming ideas and encouraging creativity; supporting talent; creating confidence; celebrating successes
  • Efficiency: Providing measurable value; using data to drive decision making; having and achieving clear goals; building processes that work; continuously improving outcomes in patient and family care
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