Research Fellow in Education

Hamad Bin Khalifa University


Research Fellow in Education

Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development (QF), was founded in 2010 to continue fulfilling QF’s vision of unlocking human potential. HBKU is a homegrown research and graduate studies University that acts as a catalyst for positive transformation in Qatar and the region while having a global impact.

The newly established Global Institute for Strategic Research (GISR), a member of HBKU, is looking to hire a Research Fellow as soon as possible. Through trusted and relevant foresight, GISR acts as a bridge between research and policy. In doing so, GISR enhances the ability of decision-makers in Qatar and the Arab world to develop impactful and informed contributions to ongoing efforts to resolve some of the most pressing global challenges, including conflict, poverty, state fragility, energy market stability, and climate change.

GISR serves as an interdisciplinary hub, enriching research and connecting existing expertise across Qatar Foundation’s network of Higher Education institutions and beyond in areas of global governance, conflict, peace, security, development, health, education, gender, international law, artificial intelligence, public policy, and impact evaluation, amongst others. Its mission is to strengthen the capacity of decision-makers to address global and regional challenges by employing independent and forward-facing frameworks of analysis that stimulate critical thinking, foresight, and innovation. GISR fosters diversity of thought and understanding to collaboratively tackle pertinent global governance, advancement, and peace challenges from an Arab, as well as a regional perspective.


To conduct independent and/or collaborative research of the highest quality as assigned by the Executive Director and/or the Director of Programs.

Job Role Description

  • Undertake research with minimum supervision and participate as a team member on research projects, including conceptualization of research themes and methodologies, data collection, fieldwork, implementation, interviews, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, report writing, presentation preparations, as well as review and revision of written work.
  • Collect and record data from multiple sources, perform calculations for graph preparation, and tabulate, summarize, and interpret results for publication and/or presentations.
  • Apply ethical principles and fieldwork protocols, develop research procedures, and perform literature searches to the highest standards of research quality.
  • Author or co-author / publish original research. Seek to publish peer-reviewed articles in internationally recognized and refereed journals, either independently or in collaboration with other researchers.
  • Follow GISR and HBKU policies and procedures (including filing and data protection and taking notes, drafting and preparation of documentation, and organization of travel/events).
  • Support the GISR website with content by supplying up-to-date information, contributing short pieces of analysis, and editing written material as and when required.
  • Develop and maintain repositories of defined priority research topics, research record lists, contacts, policies, and research-related documents in a secure format that can be accessed by authorized GISSR members only.
  • Work with other team members to design and manage databases to support research work.
  • Contribute to and assist in preparing research proposals for external funding.
  • Participate in research-related academic gatherings and collaborate on the organization of research-related events within GISR, such as seminars, workshops, and conferences.
  • Perform additional tasks as identified in allocated research projects.
  • Any other reasonable task as assigned by the supervisor.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field of study and 2 to 4 years of relevant full-time work experience.
  • Proven record of related research that showcases excellent knowledge and experience in applying technical principles, theories, professional competencies, and techniques of discipline.
  • Learning to apply knowledge in solving a wider range of complex technical problems.
  • Technical education and some related experience applying these competencies is sufficient to complete most assignments.
  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to draft and edit a variety of written reports and communications and to articulate ideas clearly and concisely in English and Arabic languages.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications.

How to Apply

To apply, please follow this link
Additional documents may be solicited from short-listed candidates.


Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.


HBKU offers an attractive compensation package that includes a tax-free salary and additional benefits such as an accommodation allowance, annual paid leave, and medical insurance.

Hamad Bin Khalifa University is an equal opportunity educator and employer. We are committed to maintaining culturally and academically diverse staff of the highest caliber.

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