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Business Administrator - Research Administration

Weill Cornell Medical College
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Position Summary

The Research Operations Team supports WCM\-Qs Research Labs reach the Divisions goal to establish a state of the art biomedical research program focused on tackling the most pressing health needs in Qatar and the region\. The Business Administrator role is a support role within the Research Operations team\. The incumbent is responsible for the provision of administrative services across a wide variety of tasks and projects that will require a high degree of professionalism and use of judgment\. They will be expected to work fairly autonomously, and be able to problem\-solve and handle ad hoc business requests as required\.

Job Responsibilities

+ Approves purchases in the finance system for allocated labs in compliance with approved processes and monitors through to completion, liaising with the lab and procurement team as required\.

+ Generates and distributes regular and ad\-hoc reports on purchasing activities\. Maintains the itemization of non\-personnel expenses for the relevant grants within allocated labs\.

+ Sets up and maintains accounts master data\.

+ Performs change requests approved by the Assistant Director, updates the relevant departments accordingly, and requests changes to existing sub award purchase orders when required\.

+ Reviews and processes subaward invoices ensuring the payment is made in a timely manner\.

+ Sets up and updates approved personnel cost distribution\.

+ Performs account review and financial report review in compliance with approved processes\.

+ Maintains leave details for the divisions academic employees, including reviewing, approving and updating leave requests for all academic lab staff in accordance with college leave policies\.

+ Coordinates the visitor and volunteer activities for allocated labs\.

+ Approves travel requests for staff from allocated labs based on college policy and grant sponsors requirement\.

+ Reviews expense reimbursements of staff from allocated labs in accordance with college policies and sponsors rules\.

+ Contributes to ongoing and ad hoc projects, reviewing or improving the Research Operations team processes and supporting the mission of the division\.


+ Bachelor's Degree in related field


Degree qualification in Finance, Commerce, or Accounting, or an equivalent combination of education and experience of four or more years prior experience in a similar administrative department\.

Prior experience with SAP or similar accounting software desirable\.

Prior working experience in a research/educational environment an advantage\.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

+ Ability to adapt within a rapidly changing environment\.

+ Previously demonstrated moderate level communication, interpersonal and multi\-tasking ability in a results oriented environment\.

+ Previously demonstrated advanced level fluency in the English language, written and verbal\.

+ Prior experience working in a cross\-cultural environment\.

+ Previously demonstrated moderate level skills with Microsoft office products; including word processing, presentation software and spreadsheets\.

+ Previously demonstrated moderate level organizational, administrative and interpersonal skills\.

+ Previously demonstrated ability to work independently and safeguard confidential information\.

Licenses and Certifications

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Work typically takes place in a normal office environment requiring:

\- Standing

\- Walking

\- Sitting

\- Operating a PC and other office equipment

Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar was established in 2001 as a partnership between Cornell University and Qatar

Foundation\. The first medical school in Qatar and a pioneer of coeducation at university level, WCM\-Q offers an integrated program of pre\-medical and medical studies leading to the Cornell University M\.D\. degree\. Teaching is by Cornell and Weill Cornell faculty, including physicians at Hamad Medical Corporation \(HMC\) who hold Weill Cornell appointments\.

Enrollment has grown rapidly from 25 first year pre\-medical students in fall 2002 to over 200 students from more than 30 countries as we entered our sixth year of operation in September 2007\.

WCM\-Q is part of Weill Cornell Medical College, which was founded in New York City over 100 years ago, and shares the same mission:

+ to provide the finest education possible for medical students

+ to conduct research at the cutting edge of knowledge

+ to improve health care both now and for future generations

+ to provide the highest quality of care to the community

Weill Cornell Medicine\-Qatar is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled employer\.
Posted: 2019-07-11 Expires: 2019-10-12

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