Posted on October 28, 2014

Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q) has extended the deadline for applications to its Biomedical Research Training Program for Nationals. The program was launched in 2011 to help achieve Qatar National Vision 2030 by developing a knowledge-based economy. So far, 18 Qatari nationals have graduated from the scheme.

The research training program is an opportunity for recent graduates to gain invaluable experience in world-class research laboratories. Although the program is aimed at recent graduates who are interested in pursuing a career as a bench or clinical researcher, or research administrator, applications will be welcomed from nationals with a variety of degrees, for example computer science, business management or communication.

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The training program - which recommences in January - is a full-time, six-month employment commitment with trainees receiving a graduation certificate upon completion. The trainees are paid a stipend as part of a comprehensive compensation package. The program is fully funded by WCMC-Q, and is organized in partnership with the Qatar Science Leadership Program at Qatar Foundation. Applications can be submitted online until November 1 at For further details contact program coordinators Yassir Hussain, at  or Shaikha AlQahtani at