Posted on August 06, 2018

Applications are now open for Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s (WCM-Q) Biomedical Research Training Program for Nationals 2019.

The program is designed to give aspiring Qatari college graduates the opportunity to gain key research skills and experience to help them kick-start successful careers in biomedical research. The six-month training program is scheduled to run from January 2019 to July 2019. Participating graduates will work alongside WCM-Q’s world-leading research scientists in the college’s state-of-the-art laboratories on a program that has been carefully designed to equip them with a wide variety of research skills, experiences and competencies, providing a firm foundation upon which they can build careers in research.

Interns will gain 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 program is aimed at recent graduates who are 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 program is a full-time, six-month employment commitment and trainees receive a graduation certificate upon completion. All participating interns are paid a stipend as part of a comprehensive compensation package.

The highly successful program is fully funded by WCM-Q, and is organized in partnership with the Qatar Research Leadership Program at Qatar Foundation. To date, the program has completed eight annual cycles and has provided training to 36 interns. The program, which was launched in 2011, was inspired by Qatar National Vision 2030 and the goal of 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 Program for Nationals can be submitted online now until November 4, 2018.

Interested applicants can contact the research training team for more information at Applicants can also find more information and submit their applications online at Biomedical Research Training Program.