Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development (QF), was founded in 2010 to continue fulfilling QF’s vision of unlocking human potential. HBKU is a homegrown research and graduate studies University that acts as a catalyst for positive transformation in Qatar and the region while having a global impact.
Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI), part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), is a national center of excellence in biomedical research. It aims to transform healthcare through harnessing and converting the latest advances in science, medicine and technology into novel discoveries that will lead to more effective treatments and preventive strategies for human diseases such as: diabetes, cancer and neurological disorders. The institute strives toward the development of novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies to facilitate early diagnosis, treatment and management of these devastating diseases with the purpose of improving personalized medicine and healthcare. QBRI has recently occupied state-of-the-art life sciences laboratories in a newly established research campus.
To fulfil its mission, QBRI is seeking full-time research associates/senior research associates to work under the guidance of Dr Paul J Thornalley studying the role of methylglyoxal, glyoxalase 1 and its transcriptional regulation, and other metabolic dysfunction, in obesity and diabetes - including in collaboration with other groups within the institute and beyond. Experience and expertise is sought in the following areas: cellular and molecular biology/integrative physiology, molecular and cellular proteomics, and systems biology (3 posts). The research focuses on advanced understanding of mechanisms underlying cell dysfunction in obesity and diabetes – particularly associated with the development of insulin resistance and vascular complications of diabetes, validation of related diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers in clinical translation and development of glyoxalase 1 inducer therapeutics.
Please submit your complete application via the following link: Click here to apply.
Complete applications will be reviewed and interviews will be arranged on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
HBKU offers an attractive compensation package that includes a tax-free salary and additional benefits such as an education allowance, furnished accommodation, annual paid leave, air tickets and medical insurance.
Hamad Bin Khalifa University is an equal opportunity educator and employer. We are committed to maintaining culturally and academically diverse staff of the highest caliber.