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Supervisor - Pathology Genetics

  • Job reference: BBBH3863
  • Location: Qatar
  • Salary: Attractive Package
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Job type: Permanent

We are working in partnership with the Sidra Medical and Research Center. Our client is an ultramodern, all-digital academic medical centre specialising in the provision of care for women and children. Based in Qatar, our client will focus on world-class patient care, medical education and biomedical research.

We are recruiting for a Supervisor - Pathology Genetics.

Cavendish will be hosting interview days on behalf of our client. Upon enquiring, your dedicated consultant will brief you on the process, the organisation, Qatar and outline the next steps.

Job Summary:

The Supervisor - Pathology Genetics is part of a team of Biomedical Scientists/Technologists delivering high quality services. The Supervisor - Pathology Genetics , in conjunction with the Operations Manager, is responsibility for the management of their division's equipment and consumables, IT systems, recruitment, training of staff and preparing policies and procedures in accordance with CAP-ISO15189. The Supervisor - Pathology Genetics at least until the laboratory is fully staffed, also performs DNA/RNA diagnostic experiments that involve among others: Sanger Sequencing with ability to perform and interpret sequencing reactions; Fragment analyses on capillary electrophoresis [i.e. for Fragile X syndrome, MLPA etc]; Real-time PCR; Microarray analyses [Affymetrix, Illumina platforms or both]; NGS analyses. Familiarity with interpretation and clinical report writing is highly desirable.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • In conjunction with the Operations Manager, develops and oversees the department operations through written policies, procedures, implementing analytical processes and ensuring departmental operational and strategic goals are managed efficiently.
  • Maintains medical laboratory equipment performance by establishing quality standards, troubleshooting procedures and ensuring staff remains in compliance.
  • Manages and maintains department supply inventory by verifying stock, anticipating needed supplies and placing orders for supplies
  • Monitors workload of all areas and recommends staff adjustments, additions or shift changes to streamline workflow.
  • Analyzes and recommends improvement in establishing workflow priorities, employee competency testing, training and writing procedures.
  • Delegation of duties and monitoring of delegated duties.
  • Implement cross training of all Central Accessioning personnel where needed.
  • Routine daily in-lab problem solving. Keep Director informed of personnel or procedural issues.
  • Manages and monitors department staff by recruiting, selecting and training employees.
  • Responsible for counseling and disciplining staff and providing performance appraisals.
  • Resolves complex problems by maintaining strong lines of communication with Divison Chief, other Divisional Physicians and perations Manager.
  • Works with the clinical quality team, to develop systems to deliver quality services which satisfy CAP-ISO15189 and JCI standards.
  • Adheres to Sidra's standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies
  • Adheres to and promotes Sidra's Values

Essential Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Genetics field
  • 5+ year's relevant experience in a North American Academic Institution or equivalent in UK, Republic of Ireland, EU States, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand.
  • Experience in evaluating and commissioning new equipment and technologies.
  • Experince in LIMS development.
  • CAP or CPA accreditation experience.
  • Experience in staff management and recruitment.
  • Experience in organization and development of training and continuing professional development programs.
  • State registered Clinical or Biomedical Scientist (UK or equivalent]
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ISO 15189/CPA/CAP/JCI standards and guidelines
  • Evidence of continual professional development
  • Demonstrated skills in staff supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and implement hospital directives and policies as appropriate
  • Demonstrated experience and skill in evaluating new technologies
  • Demonstrated experience and skill in commissioning new equipment and services
  • Demonstrated experience and skill in quality management, internal and external audit, risk assessment, development of policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills, to include delivery of both positive feedback and constructive criticism, presentation of highly complex data at internal and external conferences, MDT meetings and training / CPD seminars
  • Demonstrated ability to serve in leadership and role in conducting meetings, making presentations, performing needs assessments, offering recommendations and communicating effectively (written and oral)
  • Strong Knowledge / understanding of a range of molecular genetic technologies
  • Understanding of supporting clinical disciplines and their relevance to the modality (including immunology, hematology, clinical genetics, screening programs), and ability to communicate with specialists from these fields


Benefits- Highly competitive package including a Tax free salary in Qatar + benefits. Full details of the package will be discussed directly.

Please note the targeted start date for the position is dependent on the current timeline for the project. Likewise, the processing of licensing (if applicable)/ visas etc. also need to be considered. We will advise candidates specifically when we discuss the opportunity.

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