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Temporary Research Specialist - Level 3 (Qatar)

Weill Cornell Medical College

New York, NY
Weill Cornell Medical College
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Position Summary

Working under the direction of the Principal Investigator \(PI\) or more senior staff on sponsored research projects, develops and performs complex standard laboratory procedures\. Also assists technical specialists in advanced research\.

Job Responsibilities

+ Performs a variety of moderately complex DNA and RNA assays, culture preparation and/or analyses\. Prepares moderately complex solutions, media, buffers, and reagents for non\-standard prescribed tests\.

+ Operates, calibrates and performs routine maintenance on standard and specialized laboratory equipment\.

+ Manipulates, computes and analyzes data using complex statistical computer software\. Prepares and maintains detailed records, logs and summary reports of procedures and results including graphs, scientific calculations and statistical analysis charting\.

+ Responsible for Quality Control and Assurance of samples, reagents, and data\. Ensures laboratory compliance to all guidelines and standards of WCMC\-NY and WCMC\-Q\.

+ Cleans and maintains laboratory hygiene, disposes of laboratory waste\.

+ Orders laboratory supplies, maintains laboratory equipment and related records, expenditures, including inventory control and material receipt\.

+ Develops and documents methods to improve processes in the laboratory\.

+ Assists in the review and development of new laboratory standard operating procedures\.

+ Cross trains on equipment, coordinates vacations, etc with other team members to ensure smooth lab flow\.


+ Bachelor's Degree in related field


Bachelor's Degree in biology preferred\. MS in biology or related field highly desired\.

Approximately 3 or more years previous experience research or similar laboratory role\.

Previously demonstrated project management skills\.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

+ Exhibited individual initiative\.

+ Demonstrated proficiency in written and spoken English\.

+ Demonstrated ability to communicate in both scientific written reports and professional presentations\.

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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