• PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST Jobs in Doha - 2088332

    Hamad Bin Khalifa University
  • 8 - 10 Years
  • Doha - Qatar
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Job Description

Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) aims to build Qatar s innovation and technology capacity by focusing on large-scale computing challenges that address national priorities for growth and development, supporting Qatar s transformation from a hydrocarbon-based economy to a knowledge-based economy In doing this, QCRI conducts world-class multidisciplinary computing research that is relevant to the needs of Qatar, the wider Arab region, and the world
Job Purpose
To administer, manage and conduct scientific research work that addresses the developmental needs of Qatar and enabling the development of applications in health, energy, environment and computing research
Key Result Areas
Lead, manage and conduct independent research that will make major original contributions to the research institute in order to create recognition of marked distinction in its area of research
Supervise graduate research projects and train both scientific and administrative staff on research methodologies, modelling and simulation and evaluation of research results in order to ensure the highest standards of practice and research quality throughout the center
Actively participate in all aspects of research projects including management andor leadership of large research projects or teams including research related administrative functions
Prepare research proposal submissions to appropriate national and international agencies in order to secure competitive funding
Actively participate in research conferences and seminars in the field of expertise
Produce conference, seminar papers and publications from research
Contribute to the teaching programs within HBKU, Education City or Qatar as needed
Ensure appropriate records and documentation of research experiments, samples and specimens examined are maintained while ensuring accuracy of laboratory reports
Maintain expertise and awareness of current technological and scientific developments in relevant aspects of the discipline as specified in the role
Contribute towards the strategic development of QCRI in conjunction with other senior staff in Qatar Foundation Research and Development
Assist with, and where appropriate be responsible for, policies and procedures to ensure that the QCRI meets research quality objectives towards accreditation standards
Advice on the niche areas of development for QCRI and HBKU, and contribute to the development of roadmaps for research implementation
Assist with the integration of individual projects into a cohesive overall program and coordinates with other QF research initiatives throughout the institute, HBKU, Education City and nationwide
Provide analysis, recommendations and presentations to cross functional teams, QCRI, and QF Research and Development when needed
Communications & Working Relationships
Executive Director regular contact to provide weekly reports on ongoing projects and discussion about forthcoming and planned projects
Scientific Staff frequent contact to assist with project development, follow up on initiated projects, and provide training and guidance when needed
Post graduate students contact as needed to provide support on research projects
External research centersgroups contact as needed to develop and maintain relationships
Problem Solving & Complexity
Proactively identifies problems that are inhibiting meeting organizational objectives
Encourages both individuals and teams to solve problems through empowerment and effective delegation and review mechanisms
Ensures the allocation of resources and invests in people and tools to optimize problem solving and decision making efforts
Removes obstacles and facilitates information flow to support effective problem solving across the organization
Decision-Making Authority & Responsibility
Applies judgment to decide when to make swift decisions even in the absence of all necessary information
Arrives at sound and timely decisions, based on past experience and an understanding of the current business environment and projected changes
Considers the impact of decisions on various stakeholders and takes this into account
Delegates decision making as appropriate to encourage and facilitate empowerment
Minimum Knowledge, Skills & Experience
PhD in a relevant scientific field with hands-on laboratory experience
At least 8 years of relevant full time work experience with a demonstrated strong record of publications, conference papers, reports andor professional andor technical contributions in the relevant scientific discipline
Superior knowledge in scientific research methods and evaluation of research results
Outstanding theoretical and applied skills to monitor and propose experiments that are relevant to the mission of the QCRI
Outstanding leadership skills; able to lead and train a diverse group of scientific research staff
An outstanding contributor to original research
How to apply
Candidates should submit their complete application (CV, cover letter, research statement, teaching statement and names of 3 references with their full contact information) on the following link Click here to apply
The position will remain open until filled Shortlisted candidates will be called for interview
HBKU offers an attractive compensation package that includes a tax-free salary and additional benefits such as furnished accommodation, annual paid leave, and medical insurance
HBKU, being an equal opportunity educator and employer, is committed to maintaining culturally and academically diverse staff of the highest caliber

Profile Summary

Type:Company Job


Industry:Education Training Teaching Academics


Deadline:31st Dec 2019

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