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WCM-Q invites graduates to apply for training in biomedical research

Qataris with an interest in science and research are invited to apply for an internship on a world-class research program.

Applications have now opened for Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar Biomedical Research Training Program for Nationals, which will restart in January 2017. The initiative is a unique opportunity for Qatari college graduates with an interest in biomedical research to gain hands on experience in world-class laboratories at WCM-Q and in the different administrative and managerial responsibilities related to biomedical research.

Although the program is aimed at recent graduates who are interested in pursuing a career as a bench or clinical researcher, or a research administrator, applications from nationals are welcomed irrespective of their discipline. The training program is a full-time, six-month employment commitment with trainees receiving a graduation certificate upon completion.

The trainees are paid a stipend as part of a comprehensive compensation package. The program is fully funded by WCM-Q, and is organized in partnership with the Qatar Science Leadership Program at Qatar Foundation.

The program was launched in 2011 and has so far provided training to 28 interns. It was inspired by Qatar National Vision 2030 and the goal of creating a knowledge-based economy by helping build the national human capacity and training Qataris for a post-hydrocarbon future. Applications can be submitted online until November 6.

Interested applicants can contact the research training team at Applicants can also visit the training program page at