Biomedical Research Training Program for Nationals

Research at WCM-Q focuses on basic, translational and clinical biomedical research, utilizing world-class core facilities to target the health needs of Qatar and the region. The primary focus of our research faculty includes conditions like diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, associated cardiovascular complications and neurogenic abnormalities.

The Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar Biomedical Research Training Program is an intensive program that requires a serious commitment to immerse yourself into the world of biomedical research immediately after graduation from college. The Biomedical Research Training Program for Qatari Nationals and long-term residents is a ten-month dual-modality training program with four months of in-class learning where participants will be exposed to the different areas of biomedical research. The program gives recent university graduates the opportunity to pursue careers in biomedical research-related fields. It offers a great experience to participants who seek to be actively involved in biomedical research projects in a challenging and rewarding environment. The program expands the understanding of managing biomedical research administratively, managing funds that pay for research, learning about the laws, policies and regulation that govern research involving humans or animals and much more at the highest standards expected in a world-class institution. The training program consists of:

A. Applied internship

Applied training can be either:

  • Wet lab science, which includes a variety of hands-on techniques for students interested in a bench science;
  • Clinical research, learning the process of patient recruiting, developing protocols and designing studies; or
  • Research administration training for those who have no laboratory background where they can learn the different aspects of managing a research office.

B. Training in data analysis, clinical research, and research administration

  • Data analysis includes learning the basics of different statistical study designs used in biomedical research, the use of descriptive statistics, production and interpretation of graphs, and statistical analysis.
  • Clinical research covers a variety of topics including: sample repositories, patient recruiting, translational support, and patient registries.
  • Research administration explores the areas of lab management, grants administration, research accounting, research compliance, and environmental health and safety.

C. Introduction to writing and communication skills for research scientists

Introduces students to academic writing and offers a guidance on writing scientific articles and grant proposals. More Information

Applicants for the program need not have a degree in biology or a biology-related field, but must have an interest in research. We are very interested in graduates with degrees and/or experience in statistics, computer science, and epidemiology. If you have a recent college degree and an interest in biomedical research then we encourage you to apply! Priority will be given to recent bachelor degree graduates; however, candidates at any career stage will be considered on case by case bases.

Interested applicants must be able to dedicate four continuous months for those who join the theoretical part of the program only, 10 full time continuous months for those who join the full program.

The Biomedical Research Training Program runs annually. For 2021 cycle the program will run from September 2021 to June 2022.

Minimum Requirements:
All required documents must be submitted in English

  • Excellent English communication skills, written and verbal
  • Interest in biomedical research or working in a research environment
  • Bachelor's degree

Preferred Requirements:

  • Recent college graduates
  • Previous experience performing or supporting research (not necessarily biomedical research)

How to Apply:
Applicants must submit:

  • CV/Resume
  • Copy of your passport
  • Latest college transcript
  • One professional letter of recommendation (from a current/former employer, or supervisor at a volunteer experience)
  • One academic letter of recommendation or second professional letter of recommendation (academic letter of recommendation from a university professor preferred for applicants who have graduated in the past two years)

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After evaluation of the applications, selected candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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