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Manager, Research Training

Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q)

Doha, Qatar

Ref: LP016-152

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Position Summary

The Manager, Research Training is responsible for managing the successful delivery of research training activities for students, interns and volunteers, amongst others. The incumbent also has responsibility for developing and managing a range of income generating training initiatives for the research department.

Job Responsibilities

• Promotes strategic alliances with local partners, such as QF, QU, EC campuses and relevant Ministries. Leads meetings and discussions to identify and target training needs, internally and with external partners.
• Manages the development of training materials and the implementation of systems required for research training and communications for a variety of programs such as student research or lab training programs.
• Manages the development of assessment tools and other resources to ensure a continuous focus on process improvement.
• Works with the Communications division to produce timely Press Releases (PR) and manage media interaction with the local community.
• Facilitates and implements training and capacity-building activities for the research division.
• Tracks, communicates, and monitors application and reporting deadlines to ensure compliance with the division requirements.
• Review calls for funding proposal and assists in the development of RFPs for internal funding.
• Develops and maintains strong working relationships with relevant internal and external stakeholders.
• Produces timely and accurate reports demonstrating Research Training achievements and impacts.
• Reviews reports to meet institutional requirements.
• Performs other tasks as assigned, including providing coverage as needed.


• Bachelor's Degree - BS degree in management, business administration, related subjects, or equivalent combination of education and experience. BS in a Biomedical Research or related field desirable.


• 5+ years’ experience in an administrative role.
• Previous experience in designing and or managing community /capacity development programs is highly desirable.
• Understanding of research grants and the ability to develop RFP’s is highly desirable.
• Experience working in and or with local/ regional public authorities or any organization involved in research and development issues is highly desirable.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Previously demonstrated basic level experience with Microsoft office products; including word processing and presentation software.
• Excellent organizational, analytical, communication, interpersonal, presentation, negotiation and report writing skills.
• Bilingual English and Arabic, speaking and writing
• Prior experience working in a cross-cultural environment.
• Previously demonstrated the ability to work independently and safeguard confidential information
• Ability to grow and adapt within a rapidly changing environment.
• Licenses and Certifications

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

• Flexibility in work hours, evenings/weekends and regular overtime (>35 hours/week)
• Work typically takes place in a normal office environment and requires standing, walking, sitting, operating a PC and other office equipment.

About the Company

Founded in 1898 and affiliated with what is now New York - Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH) since 1927, Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) is one of the top-ranked clinical and medical research centers in the U.S. It is committed to excellence in research, teaching and patient care, and the advancement of the art and science of medicine.

In addition to the degree in medicine, Weill Cornell offers PhD programs in biomedical research and education at the Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences; a joint MD-MBA program with Cornell's Johnson School of Management; and a joint MD-PhD program with Rockefeller University and Sloan-Kettering Institute.

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