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SIDRA4957 - Future Vacancies- Scientist (Junior/Senior) & Principal Investigators

Department: Translational Medicine Div
Division: Translational Medicine Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 10-Nov-2019
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

Organizational Profile:

Sidra Medicine is a one-of-a-kind academic medical center located in Doha, Qatar – the heart of the Middle East – where world-class scientists and physicians provide innovative, research-driven healthcare for women and children in the region.  At the nation’s largest pediatric hospital, with over 15,000 patient visits a month, clinicians and researchers collaborate closely, applying state-of-the-art research technologies to answer various critical health-care questions, promoting translational research and empowering the hospital to be at the forefront of precision medicine.  


With a capacity for 20,000 genomes per year, the Sidra Medicine Research Branch hosts the largest sequencing facility in the Middle East and is a provider of NGS services to key regional initiatives, including the Qatar Genome Program (QGP) – an impressive population-based project that combines whole genome sequencing and other omics data with comprehensive phenotypic data.  The QGP, with its ambitious vision to “position Qatar as a pioneer in the implementation of advanced personalized healthcare,” has already sequenced over 10,000 whole genomes and generated a wealth of omics data.


Being at the intersection of Asia and Africa, we get a uniquely admixed population with high rates of consanguinity, perfect for both population studies and rare diseases.  The high rates of complex disorders such as diabetes and metabolic syndrome, especially in children, also make Sidra the ideal site for investigating these diseases at high resolution.  Overall, access to the large-scale population project and the high rate of endogamy and genetic disorders in Qatar provides a treasure trove of data for any geneticist or anyone with the passion to innovate or revolutionalize clinical care.


Sidra Medicine resides within Education City, a national academic initiative that brings together 9 world-class universities (e.g. Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar, Carnegie Mellon University, Texas A&M, Georgetown University, etc).  This prime location provides Sidra faculty with unparalleled access to adjunct faculty positions and opportunities to teach and mentor graduate students. 





Research Branch:

The Sidra Medicine Research Branch is an international biomedical research institute of excellence, created in 2015 by Qatar Foundation (QF). The mission of the Sidra Medicine Research Branch is to discover and advance knowledge for the benefit of society, public health and economic prosperity in the field of biomedicine in Qatar. The Sidra Medicine Research Branch is a hub for biomedical research in Qatar to advance the understanding of epidemiology and mechanisms of diseases, develop preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic tools, and improve the health outcomes of the women and children. We have also partnered with prestigious medical research and education centers around the world to remain current on new medical practices and help create innovative, evidence-based approaches to healthcare. For more details, visit https://www.sidra.org/research/

Future Roles & Qualifications:

Junior scientists (e.g. Research Specialist, Post-doctoral fellow, etc.) with Bachelor’s, Master’s or Ph.D. in the biological/biomedical fields, bioinformatics, computational biology, statistical genetics, or related fields.


Senior scientists/Investigators with a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral training from an accredited institution and a track record of 10+ years of research experience, including contributions as an independent investigator, demonstrated by publications and grants. 


Other Information:

In addition to a competitive, tax free, salary  you will receive other benefits, including:

  • Fully furnished Accommodation ( for sponsored staff )
  • Transportation Allowance
  • Generous Annual leave entitlement
  • Relocation/Repatriation Allowance
  • Career Growth Opportunities
  • Airfare Allowance 
  • 2 Public Holidays and paid time off during Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-Adha break
  • End of Service Gratuity



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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