Applications open for WCM-Q biomedical research programme

 14 Aug 2017 - 2:02

Applications open for WCM-Q biomedical research programme

The Peninsula

Qatari graduates with ambitions to pursue careers in science and research are invited to apply to join Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s (WCM-Q) world-class research training programme.

Applications are now open for the Biomedical Research Training Program for Nationals 2018, which is designed to give aspiring Qatari college graduates the opportunity to gain essential research skills and experience to help them kick-start successful careers in biomedical research.

The six-month training program will begin in January 2018 and run through to July 2018. Participating graduates will work alongside WCM-Q’s world-leading research scientists in the college’s state-of-the-art laboratories on a program that has been carefully designed to equip them with a wide variety of research skills, experiences and competencies, providing a firm foundation upon which they can build careers in research.

The programme provides interns with practical laboratory skills, research administration skills, knowledge about how to conduct clinical research projects, and the chance to contribute to ongoing scientific studies being carried out at WCM-Q.

Although the programme 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. All participating interns are paid a stipend as part of a comprehensive compensation package.

The highly successful Biomedical Research Training Program for Nationals is fully funded by WCM-Q, and is organized in partnership with the Qatar Research Leadership Program at Qatar Foundation. To date, the program has completed seven annual cycles and has provided training to 33 interns.

The programme, which was launched in 2011, 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 to join the Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar Biomedical Research Training Program for Nationals can be submitted online now until November 5, 2017. Interested applicants can contact the research training team for more information at [email protected]

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