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Job Purpose: To lead scientific research work of strategic importance to the growth & developmental needs of QBRI and Qatar while solving problems of national challenges relating to high priority healthcare areas such as cancer, diabetes, and neurological disorders, or a combination of these fields. Key Result Areas: o Develop and conduct independent/joint original research contributing to the institute's programs working independently and as part of a team in order to create unique, impactful science in an area of research expertise o Develop multidisciplinary research programs with synergies to on-going research agenda to achieve an international standard for science and research activities o Contribute to the development of QBRI's overall research strategy, business plan, research road map and execution o Support & implement programs and initiatives for setting up the Centre's infrastructure & laboratory facilities to ensure achievement of the center's objectives & milestones o Prepare and submit research proposals to appropriate national and international agencies in order to secure competitive funding complementing QF resources o Contribute to research projects administrative functions and monitoring request o Participate in research conferences & seminars in their field of expertise. Produce conference, seminar papers and publications from research o Supervise & train Master/PhD students, research associates, postdoctoral fellows, research-support and technical staff in relevant areas of work o Ensure proper records & documentation of research experiments, samples & specimens examined or maintained simultaneously ensuring accuracy of laboratory reports o Ensure adequate levels of consumable supplies & other items required are managed & used appropriately o Have joint appointment at HBKU & contribute to teaching o Participate in recruitment & selection process of QBRI staff members & scientists o Assist with, & where appropriate be responsible for, policies & procedures to ensure that QBRI meets o research quality objectives towards accreditation standards. Implement new procedures within the QBRI as appropriate. o Provide progress reports, analyses, recommendations & presentations to cross-functional teams & research center director o Other reasonable tasks as assigned by supervisor Operating Environment, Framework & Boundaries: o Duties are performed in an office & laboratory setting, complying with all relevant HBKU policies & procedures, regulatory/best practice requirements & protocols & National and governmental agencies' research compliance protocols & procedures Communications and Working Relationships: o Supervisor - frequent contact to provide project updates and receive guidance & approvals o Other researchers & scientists (locally, regionally and internationally) - regular contact to maintain expertise, knowledge sharing, and to keep current with latest technological and research developments relevant to the field o Other stakeholders across the biomedical landscape of Qatar - Interact & collaborate as needed Problem Solving & Complexity: o Evaluates, compares and relates information from across the business o Identifies broader implications of proposed solutions across the organization o Uses own experience and evidence from theory, other industries and technologies to identify problems and understand situations o Reviews existing policy to enable effective problem solving and judgment by the team Decision-Making Authority