Career Opportunity – Cancer Scientists

Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI) is a national research institute within Hamad bin Khalifa University. As a national research institute, QBRI aims to improve and transform healthcare through innovation in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases affecting the Qatari population and the region. As a disease-focused institute, QBRI concentrates on applying integrative and multidisciplinary approaches to provide novel insights into the molecular basis of breast cancer, type-2 diabetes and neurological disorders, and the development of novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies to facilitate early diagnosis, treatment and management of these devastating diseases towards improving personalized medicine and healthcare.

Hamad bin Khalifa University, a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, is a research university located within Education City in Doha, Qatar.

Building on existing strengths, QBRI is committed to developing a center of excellence in cancer with emphasis on studying tumor microenvironment and immunotherapeutic approaches of breast cancer, and mechanisms employed by tumors to evade immune-mediated destruction.

Full-time Investigator Positions

To fulfill its mission, QBRI is recruiting independent, full-time Scientists (equivalent to Assistant Professor), Senior Scientists (equivalent to Associate Professor) and Principal Investigators (equivalent to Full Professor) to lead and support basic, clinical and translational breast cancer research, unraveling genetic and molecular signatures of tumor antigens and miRNAs that are deregulated in cancer to identify new targets for cancer treatment. Individuals with expertise in drug/biomarker discovery; tumor microenvironment and heterogeneity; different immunotherapeutic modalities; development of cellular and animal disease models; and stem cell technology are encouraged to apply.

These positions offer outstanding scientific resources and generous funding opportunities amidst existing expertise in genomics and classical genetics; access to state-of-the-art core laboratories; and access to a homogeneous and genetically unique population. The positions offer ample opportunities for interaction and collaboration with national; regional and international universities; research institutes; clinical entities and organizations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Set research program agenda
  • Build and manage research group
  • Recruit research associates
  • Tangible output of high impact publications; conference presentations; scientific interactions and collaborations; and patents


The ideal candidate must hold an MD and/or PhD degree and demonstrate considerable research experience and a thorough knowledge of the field. The candidate must demonstrate a solid record of productive scholarship; mentoring students, post-doctoral fellows and junior researchers. As such, candidates should exhibit excellent and effective communication and organizational skills as well as a demonstrated ability to work in a team/matrix environment.

How to apply?

Please submit your complete application (a copy of curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching philosophy statement, publications list, and reprints of the 5 most relevant publications, as well as the names and contacts of a minimum of three references) through the HBKU website:

Deadline: Completed applications will be reviewed and interviews will be arranged with selected candidates on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Hamad bin Khalifa University is an Equal Opportunity educator and employer. We are committed to maintaining a culturally and academically diverse staff of the highest caliber.
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