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Research Associate - Qatar Cardiovascular Research Center

Employer: Qatar Foundation
Posted: June 8, 2014
Expires: July 31, 2014
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Job Purpose: The post holder will work for a scientist and will carry out research laboratory bench and field work as required by that scientist. He/she will work as part of a team to conduct experiments in a precise and fully documented manner.

Key Result Areas: - Perform predefined laboratory or field work protocols and experiments in order to produce reliable and precise data to support scientific investigations. - Carrying out routine tasks accurately and following strict methodologies to carry out analyses. - Preparing specimens and samples. - Constructing, maintaining and operating standard laboratory equipment (e.g., centrifuges, safety cabinets, pipettes, microscopes, pH meters). - Ensure laboratory area is well stocked and resourced for planned experiments. - Recording and sometimes interpreting data results to scientists. - Using computers and performing mathematical calculations for preparation of graphs and data presentation. - Keeping up to date with technical developments, especially those which can save time and improve reliability. - Conduct literature searches and collection of references upon request. - Follow all laboratory and quality processes and protocols in detail. - Keep the laboratory area and technology clean and safe after any use. - Provide, upon request, training on protocols, techniques, equipment and laboratory environment to visitors, scientists, and students. - Undertake other duties commensurate with the grade as required. - Performs all work in a safe manner and in conformance with applicable regulations.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience Education and Training - Bachelor Degree. - A diploma or certificate in laboratory technology or closely related discipline with relevant experience. Experience and job related knowledge - Demonstrate a full knowledge of laboratory environment, tools, and technology. - Demonstrate an ability to follow instruction in detail. - Demonstrate highly developed written communication skills. - Demonstrate an understanding of laboratory health and safety requirements. - Demonstrate knowledge of standard laboratory techniques with the ability to learn new ones quickly and easily. Abilities & Aptitudes - Good interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills (English essential with Arabic highly desirable) in a multi-disciplinary team. - Ability to work independently. - Ability to work as part of a team. - Good organizational skills.

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