Academic Research Associate - 112211

Academic & Academic Research Academic Research Associates Doha Qatar


International Medical professionals are invited to apply for these exiting 3 year contract job opportunities in Qatar. Qatar’s national healthcare delivery system is rapidly developing. This group strives to lead in developing the national health system by operating new facilities, implementing state-of-the art technologies, and recruiting the best, most qualified international talent to care for Qatar’s future. Here, you will have the opportunity to team with the best and the brightest professionals in healthcare and to provide world class patient care service for the population. This medical group has one of the biggest workforces in Qatar, with more than 2 million people living and working in Qatar, this diverse and exciting organization has more than 90 different nationalities working to deliver the best care always to their patients and the Qatar community.


3 Year contract (renewable)

  • Single contract for unmarried candidates, while Family contract offered for married candidates.
  • Generous Tax free basic salary. Offered according to experience.
  • From 11400 up to 21000 QAR per month (depending on experience). 
  • 21 000 QAR is +/- 7800 AUD, 404 000 INR, 7800 CAD, 817 000 PKR, 83 000 ZAR, 6000 USD. Salary paid in QAR.
  • Free fully furnished accommodation provided.
  • Transport allowance of 1250 QAR per month added to your basic salary.
  • Free "round trip" (to and from home country) flight tickets on joining, annual leave, and on repatriation. For those with family contract offered this will be also be applicable for your family (wife and up to 3 children up to 18 years old).
  • School allowance: 21 000 QAR (maximum) for up to 3 children (ages 5- 18) per child per academic year provided that they are studying in private schools in Doha.
  • 40 days paid annual vacation days.
  • End of Service Award (at end of contract) which is one month's salary for each year worked.


The benefits outlined here are those that apply to most employees. Salary offer packages are determined by the employer.Global Medical Recruiting can assist the applicant with salary offer negotiations with the employer,  but in the end the final salary package offered is at the sole discretion of the employer and not of Global Medical Recruiting.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum Education: (FULL TIME STUDIES ONLY)

Bachelor Degree in a health-related or relevant subject area.

Preferred Education:

In addition to the Bachelor Degree, commencement of or commitment to a postgraduate qualification related to emergency/trauma medicine, public health, statistics, biostatistics, bioinformatics or epidemiology.


Required certification/licensure:



Minimum Experience:

3 years experience in healthcare including exposure to research for a minimum of 1 year; either as part of educational programs, or during professional employment.

Preferred Experience: Two years experience in health-related research with experience in quantitative and qualitative applied research skills and methodology development and data analysis.

Experience of leading and managing a team of clinical research monitors.

Experience of working in a clinical research environment.

Experience of establishing quality management systems.

Experience of establishing a monitoring service: Leading monitoring and audit visits, Training staff members to undertake effective monitoring activities.

Experience of preparing, reviewing and approving monitoring reports and Corrective Preventive Action plans

Experience of establishing and providing effective training programs.


Excellent communication and negotiation skills.



Language Skills:

Fluent in English - Oral and Written.


Job Summary:

  • Working under minimal supervision, this position will provide a broad range of expertise in complex research related activities in support of emergency medicine research project outcomes.
  • These academic activities will include independent project design requiring substantial background research, grant writing and submission coordination, detailed ethical reporting, ensuring project governance and compliance, direct research activities as directed by senior research staff and other ad hoc duties as requested.
  • The academic research associate will be responsible for the coordination of multiple research projects being conducted in Emergency Medicine at the Hospital. 


Common Responsibilities:

This position will contribute to the emergency research program by performing a broad range of research related tasks which may include any of the following:

  • Prepare complex and detailed documentation (e.g. grant applications, research and conference papers) requiring literature reviews and/or analysis of existing and project data.
  • Autonomous coordination of research projects including the design, maintenance and use of complex electronic and paper based information systems, project data bases, internal and external websites and participant and other records.
  • Design of sensitive data collection processes resulting in maintenance of extensive data records, logs and provision of reporting for research projects.
  • Independent analysis and manipulation of research data using complex statistical software such as: SPSS, SAS, Stata, NVIVO and any other specialist products.
  • Conduct of experiments including preparation, sampling, data collection and analysis and preparation of results and reports.
  • Maintenance of any laboratory equipment and materials including the disposal of waste and ordering of supplies.
  • Continuous engagement in development of activities and protocols in area of expertise through liaison with staff and peers, funding bodies, reading relevant literature and attendance at meetings and seminars and other training opportunities.
  • Compliance with organizational and funding body policies, procedure and protocols in relation to the nature of the research being conducted.
  • Other duties as required within the scope of the classification of this position.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • This position will be responsible for delivering the above-mentioned common tasks in the specialist subject area of Emergency Medicine.
  • The position may be required to work evening and/or night shifts and travel to campuses other than the Hospital required by the research projects being conducted.

About the Employer

Premier non-profit health care provider in Doha, Qatar and the main provider of secondary and tertiary healthcare in Qatar and one of the leading hospital providers in the Middle East. Since its establishment the healthcare provider rapidly developed medical facilities capable of providing state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of disease.  It currently manages 12 hospitals – 9 specialist hospitals and 3 community hospitals – as well as the National Ambulance Service and home and residential care services.