Thursday, March 21, 2013

Open positions for scientists and postdocs at QCRI

The Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI: is looking to hire 3 scientists/PostDocs over the course of the next 12 months in the Information Retrieval area. QCRI conducts world-class applied computing research, creating knowledge and supporting innovation in select areas of computing science that will have long-term relevance and lasting value for Qatar.

Job Description:

Scientists and PostDocs are expected to contribute towards the research efforts of QCRI and to develop research expertise, tackling IR research challenges. The scientist will work as part of a research team, collaborating with peer researchers and software engineers to publish high quality papers, develop prototypes, and generate intellectual property in the form of disclosures and patent applications.


• Ph.D. in Computer Science or related field with primary focus on information retrieval

• Strong publication record in tier 1 conferences and journals

• Expertise in related areas such as machine learning and/or natural language processing is preferred

• 1-3 years of research experience past Ph.D. for scientists

• Industrial and development experience would be a plus

Typically, we hire fresh Ph.D.’s as PostDocs with the prospect of switching to full time positions within 1 year. We can offer full time positions to truly exceptional fresh Ph.D.’s.


QCRI offers competitive compensation including attractive tax-free salary and additional benefits such as furnished accommodation, annual paid leave, medical insurance, etc.

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