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Scientists and Postdocs

Seeking talented scientists and software engineers at all levels to join our team and conduct world-class data mining and machine learning research focused on tackling large-scale computing challenges.

QCRIFrom: Mohammed J. Zaki
Location: Doha, Qatar

Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) seeks talented scientists and software engineers at all levels to join our team and conduct world-class data mining and machine learning research focused on tackling large-scale computing challenges. QCRI offers a unique opportunity for academic and applied research that cross-cuts the main focus areas, namely Arabic language technologies including natural language processing, information retrieval and machine translation, data analytics including data mining and machine learning, distributed systems, cyber security, social computing and computational science and engineering.

We seek outstanding researchers and practitioners in all areas of data mining and learning, with particular focus on text mining, heterogeneous/complex data, social media and graphs, data and information visualization, big data, bioinformatics and health applications, and KDD frameworks (natural language, programming languages, systems, etc.).

Positions at QCRI:

Positions are available for Principal Scientists, Senior Scientists, Scientists and Post Doctoral Researchers. These are roughly equivalent to the academic levels of Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor and fresh PhDs, respectively. A PhD in Computer Science (or closely related area like Statistics) from a top-tier institution and a strong record of major accomplishments and publications are required, with corresponding expectations in terms of research accomplishments, and national and international reputation, for the level sought.

Positions are also available for Senior Software Engineers and Software Engineers, who will lead and be actively involved with researchers in the analysis, design, development, and implementation of application systems developed in-house. Minimum requirements are a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field and a minimum of six years (senior software engineer) or three years (software engineer) of progressive and directly-related experience.

For more information about these positions, please contact

Research at QCRI:

QCRI is a national research institute conducting world-class applied computing research with a vision to transform the way we interact with each other, enable new discoveries, and accelerate development of society. QCRI, a proud member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, is building a multidisciplinary research group in computer science with passion for innovation and excellence in research. The QCRI research program offers a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment, endowed with a comprehensive support infrastructure.

Research in Qatar:

Qatar has made a commitment to be a leading center for research and development excellence and innovation. Home to a globally regarded scientific research funding organization, a world-class hub for technology innovation and commercialization, and prominent research institutes operating at the frontiers of science, Qatar Foundation Research and Development is spearheading a national endeavor to fulfill this commitment. The country is home to branch campuses of numerous world-renowned universities such as Carnegie Mellon University, Texas A&M University and Georgetown University, major oil and gas companies, telecommunication companies, and international media organizations such as Al Jazeera. These local institutions offer opportunities for research collaboration to tackle new computing research challenges of practical importance.


QCRI offers a unique opportunity for strong research careers and a highly competitive compensation package including attractive tax-free salary and additional benefits such as furnished accommodation, excellent medical insurance, annual paid leave, and more.


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Twitter: @QatarComputing

Mohammed J. Zaki
Principal Scientist, Data Analytics
Qatar Computing Research Institute
Qatar Foundation

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