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Projects Specialist (Qatar)

Weill Cornell Medical College

New York, NY
Weill Cornell Medical College
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Position Summary

Responsible for managing and leading public health research and related projects\. Develops methodology and techniques for conducting the research and the development of research instruments\. Assists in reviewing research related fieldwork, validating collected data, authoring reports and communicating within WCM\-Q and across various local and global institutions and communities in accordance with program framework, goals and objectives\.

Job Responsibilities

+ Coordinates the project management life cycle, including the initiation, development and support of the implementation and coordination of public health research and related projects\.

+ Provides support for the implementation of a training plan, recruitment of trainers and orientation of project coordinators to health care centers, recruitment sites and field sites as required\.

+ Provides training to staff with respect to facility, project and interview protocols, interview techniques, data handling procedures and data analysis processes\.

+ Ensures projects are completed within the specified timelines\. Identifies and reports on research\-related project dependencies\. Troubleshoots, or make recommendations to resolve, issues with ongoing research and related projects\.

+ Regularly meets with stakeholders, including research constituents, collaborators and research study teams, to collect and communicate project requirements and escalate any issues\.

+ Coordinates & facilitates public health research based on appropriate methodology\. Produces qualitative & quantitative research plans, designs research questionnaires & moderator guides\. Interprets research data & authors research reports as directed\.

+ Ensures the achievement of research and project management deliverables, including project plans and research schedules and progress reports\.

+ Liaises with WCM\-Q and Hamad Medical Corporation, the Supreme Council of Health, Primary Health Care Centers in Qatar and others as necessary\.

+ Supports and/or facilitates the delivery of IPH and medical education programs\. May be asked at times to facilitate or present at research seminars, study groups and conferences\.


+ Bachelor's Degree in related field

+ Master's Degree in related field


Approximately 2 or more years research and/or clinical experience in Qatar

Approximately 1\-2 years of public health experience preferred

Advanced experience of working with Microsoft Office products including word processing, presentation software and data management software\.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

+ Demonstrated ability to work within an organization emphasizing teamwork, respect, and excellence\.

+ Ability to multi\-task and self\-prioritize work\.

+ Fluency in English and Arabic\.

+ Ability to excel working independently with minimal guidance\.

+ Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion\.

+ Excellent communication skills \(both verbal and written\)\.

+ Advanced problem solving and analytical skills\.

Licenses and Certifications

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

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\.
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