QATAR UNIVERSITY - MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCE CLUSTER

Assistant/Associate/ Professor in Biostatistics/Epidemiology 

Location
Qatar (QA)
Posted
Monday, 19 April 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 18 July 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Assistant/Associate/ Professor in Biostatistics/Epidemiology 

Qatar University Profile
http://www.qu.edu.qa/

Qatar University is the national institution of higher education in Qatar, comprising nine colleges and offering the largest selection of undergraduate and graduate programs in the country. Qatar University seeks the highest international accreditations of its academic programs, while ensuring they are aligned with the growing needs of the labor market and the aspirations of the society it serves. It currently boasts a population of over 20,000 students, and an alumni body of over 40,000. 

QU Health 
http://www.qu.edu.qa/health 

Qatar University launched the QU Health Cluster in January 2017 to provide closer alignment and integration between the health entities at QU. Together, the College of Medicine, the College of Health Sciences, and the College of Pharmacy create a dynamic environment that embraces experts in the education of health care professionals. Areas of collaboration at QU Health include research, graduate studies, clinical affairs, continuous professional development, inter-professional education, engagement and communication, as well as business operations.

College of Health Sciences
http://www.qu.edu.qa/chs/

In 2016, the College of Health Science (CHS) became the ninth college at Qatar University, building on a 30-year success story as a department. CHS is the national provider of high quality health sciences education and research in Qatar, offering undergraduate (BSc) programs in biomedical sciences, human nutrition, public health, and physiotherapy as well as graduate programs in biomedical science, genetic counseling and public health. 

CHS faculty members have excellent opportunities to secure intramural and extramural research funding. Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) is major source of research funding, including a variety of student research funding programs. 

 
The position

The Department of Public Health at the College of Health Sciences is seeking a faculty member (open rank) in Epidemiology/biostatistics for its graduate and undergraduate academic programs.  

Duties and Responsibilities   

  1. Teach courses in biostatistics (basic and advanced), epidemiology and/or clinical epidemiology at the graduate Master of Public Health (MPH) and undergraduate levels
  2. Maintain an active research agenda and secure funding through competitive national or international grants 
  3. Mentor the academic development of graduate and undergraduate students through the supervision of theses and capstone projects, respectively
  4. Contribute to committees that serve the mission of the College and support the operations of the department
  5. Other responsibilities as assigned by the Head of Department

Required Qualifications and Desired Competencies    

  1. A Ph.D. degree in biostatistics, clinical biostatistics, clinical epidemiology, or a highly related discipline 
  2. Experience in teaching biostatistics and/or epidemiology to public health and/or medical students in an academic or clinical setting
  3. A record of high quality peer-reviewed research publications preferably in the area of clinical research
  4. Experience in  attracting research grants
  5. Experience in supervising undergraduate and graduate students
  6. Familiarity with educational technologies in higher education
  7. Education qualifications, such as post graduate diploma in higher education or equivalent, are highly desired 
  8. Willingness to work  collaboratively within a diverse and multi-disciplinary team to strengthen public health education and to cross teach medical, dental and pharmacy students 
  9. Experience in providing consultation to clinical researchers in designing and analysis 
  10. Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  11. Effective teaching and assessment skills
  12. Arabic language is preferable, but not mandatory 

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