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SIDRA4992 - Post Doctoral Fellow - GRANT

Department: Multiple
Division: Multiple
Contract Type: Temporary
Closing Date: 15-Mar-2020
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

Department: The Research Branch will house several hundred researchers working on many aspects of Fetomaternal health.  It will cover Translational and Patient-oriented research, Clinical studies and Bioinformatics research.  The Research Branch comprises two research floors totaling 10,000M2 and 9 smaller “satellite laboratories” throughout the hospital.  The Research Branch houses basic laboratories as well as state-of-the-art core facilities for genomics, deep phenotyping and imaging.

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:
  • Shares responsibility for the timely completion of assigned tasks and ensures constant progress in research pertaining to specialty area.
  • 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
  • Adheres to and promotes Sidra’s Values


In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills – Selection 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
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to relate well to multiple audiences
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Fluency in written and spoken English


Other Information:

The position reports into Pathology Department. The ideal candidate will have at least three years of experience in Molecular Microbiology laboratory techniques, including DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, Sanger sequencing and Next generation sequencing (NGS), is required. At least one year of hands-on experience in NGS library preparation and sequencing on Illumina NGS platforms is required. Experience in microbial whole genome sequencing and metagenomic sequencing of clinical specimens and experience in basic bioinformatics analysis is preferable.

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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