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Application Now Open for WCM-Q Biomedical Research Training Programme

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Qatari graduates who wish to pursue careers in science and research are invited to apply and join Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar’s (WCM-Q) world-class research training programme.

Applications are now open for the Biomedical Research Training Programme for Nationals 2018, designed to give aspiring Qatari college graduates the opportunity to gain essential research skills and experience to help them kick-start successful careers in biomedical research.

Biomedical Research Training Program for Nationals 2018The six-month training programme will begin in January 2018 and will run through to July 2018. Participating graduates will work alongside WCM-Q’s world-leading research scientists in the college’s state-of-the-art laboratories under a programme that has been carefully designed to equip trainees with a wide variety of research skills, experiences and competencies, providing them with a firm foundation upon which they can build careers in research.

The programme provides interns with practical laboratory skills, research administration skills, knowledge about how to conduct clinical research projects, and the chance to contribute to ongoing scientific studies being carried out at WCM-Q.

Although the programme is aimed at recent graduates interested in pursuing a career as a bench or clinical researcher or a research administrator, applications from nationals are welcomed irrespective of their discipline. The training programme is a full-time, six-month employment commitment with trainees receiving a graduation certificate upon completion. All participating interns are paid a stipend as part of a comprehensive compensation package.

The highly successful Biomedical Research Training Programme for Nationals is fully funded by WCM-Q and is organised in partnership with the Qatar Research Leadership Programme at Qatar Foundation. To date, the programme has completed seven annual cycles and has provided training to 33 interns.

The programme, which was launched in 2011, was inspired by Qatar National Vision 2030 and aimed at creating a knowledge-based economy by helping build the national human capacity and training Qataris for a post-hydrocarbon future.

Applications to join the Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar Biomedical Research Training Programme for Nationals can be submitted online until 5 November 2017.

All interested applicants can send an email to the research training team at brtp@qatar-med.cornell.edu. Check this link for more information about the programme and to learn more about its online application.

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