Research Assistant

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

Opening in 2004, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar is part of a reciprocal effort with the Qatar Foundation to bring excellent American educational undergraduate programs to the Middle East. The foundation of CMU Qatar’s success is the extraordinary faculty and staff who work here. By bringing together a diverse group of people, we have benefited from the differing skill sets, experiences, and perspectives that each person brings.
We are seeking Research Assistant for Biological Sciences in our Qatar Campus.
The Incumbent is responsible for Liaising and collecting samples from lead PI at Hamad Bin Khalifa University.
Core responsibilities include:
1. Implement novel and existing NGS applications
2. Develop, optimize and perform NGS workflow steps, including sample preparation, library preparation, amplification and sequencing
3. Perform molecular biology assay development on sequencing and sample preparation platforms
4. Data driven - critically analyze and derive insights from experimental data, esp. NGS data, using standard and custom NGS bioinformatics tools and metagenomics statistical analysis
5. Work on assembly and annotation of bacterial and phage genomes focusing on specific proteins with consequent their 3D analysis including modeling the structure, their complexes, molecular dynamics, binding site analysis at atomic level, correlation studies together with wet lab experiments.
6. Independently design experimental plans, execute experiments, perform in-depth data analysis, and present results and conclusions for internal review.
7. Demonstrate exceptional time management skills and have a resilient approach to the challenges at hand.
8. Collaborate effectively within a multidisciplinary organization

CMU’s COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: As a condition of employment, Carnegie Mellon University requires all staff and faculty working in the United States to be fully vaccinated, including a booster when eligible, against COVID-19. Prior to commencement of employment, new hires in the United States must provide proof of vaccination or obtain an approved exemption. (Exemptions may be requested for medical reasons or for religious or strong moral or ethical conviction.) Those granted an exemption must comply with all applicable COVID-19 mitigation requirements, including use of facial coverings, daily self-assessment and weekly Tartan Testing.

Location

Doha, Qatar

Job Function

Researchers

Position Type

Staff – Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Full Time/Part time

Full time

Pay Basis

Hourly

More Information: 

  • Please visit “Why Carnegie Mellon ” to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world. 

  • Click here to view a listing of employee benefits

  • Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

  • Statement of Assurance



Opening in 2004, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar is part of a reciprocal effort with the Qatar Foundation to bring excellent American educational undergraduate programs to the Middle East. The foundation of CMU Qatar’s success is the extraordinary faculty and staff who work here. By bringing together a diverse group of people, we have benefited from the differing skill sets, experiences, and perspectives that each person brings.
We are seeking Research Assistant for Biological Sciences in our Qatar Campus.
The Incumbent is responsible for Liaising and collecting samples from lead PI at Hamad Bin Khalifa University.
Core responsibilities include:
1. Implement novel and existing NGS applications
2. Develop, optimize and perform NGS workflow steps, including sample preparation, library preparation, amplification and sequencing
3. Perform molecular biology assay development on sequencing and sample preparation platforms
4. Data driven - critically analyze and derive insights from experimental data, esp. NGS data, using standard and custom NGS bioinformatics tools and metagenomics statistical analysis
5. Work on assembly and annotation of bacterial and phage genomes focusing on specific proteins with consequent their 3D analysis including modeling the structure, their complexes, molecular dynamics, binding site analysis at atomic level, correlation studies together with wet lab experiments.
6. Independently design experimental plans, execute experiments, perform in-depth data analysis, and present results and conclusions for internal review.
7. Demonstrate exceptional time management skills and have a resilient approach to the challenges at hand.
8. Collaborate effectively within a multidisciplinary organization

CMU’s COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: As a condition of employment, Carnegie Mellon University requires all staff and faculty working in the United States to be fully vaccinated, including a booster when eligible, against COVID-19. Prior to commencement of employment, new hires in the United States must provide proof of vaccination or obtain an approved exemption. (Exemptions may be requested for medical reasons or for religious or strong moral or ethical conviction.) Those granted an exemption must comply with all applicable COVID-19 mitigation requirements, including use of facial coverings, daily self-assessment and weekly Tartan Testing.

Location

Doha, Qatar

Job Function

Researchers

Position Type

Staff – Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Full Time/Part time

Full time

Pay Basis

Hourly

More Information: 

  • Please visit “Why Carnegie Mellon ” to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world. 

  • Click here to view a listing of employee benefits

  • Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

  • Statement of Assurance


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