Post Doc opportunities

Qatar Computing Research Institute offers post-doctoral positions to qualified candidates in our focus areas of computing research.  Post-doctoral researchers are employed for a defined term of two years, contingent on satisfactory performance assessed annually, with the possibility of extending by one additional year.  The salary and benefits package is competitive.  The location of all post-doctoral positions is Doha, Qatar.

Minimum Requirements

  • PhD in computer science or a related field from a top-tier institution.
  • Strong record of major accomplishments and publications.
  • Strong communication skills: must be fluent in English.
  • Strong collaboration skills: must be willing to work with an international team of scientists from very diverse backgrounds.

How to Apply

  1. Review the list of program opportunities and eligibility requirements.
  2. Please submit your intention to apply here.  You will receive an acknowledgement of receipt email upon completing the pre-application step.
  3. Your pre-application will be reviewed and considered as per the position requirements.
  4. Qualified candidates will be contacted and requested to submit a formal application via the Qatar Foundation Research & Development site by clicking on the linksat the end of this page.  Formal application requirements include full cv, letter of intent, two (2) letters of recommendation, and transcript. 
  5. Only online applications will be accepted.  Do not apply via email.  If a formal application is received without first submitting an intention to apply and receiving QCRI’s confirmation of qualification, the application will not be considered.

Program opportunities

Arabic Language Technologies (QCRI1050)

QCRI strives to become the regional and global leader in Arabic language technologies – in the areas of search, information retrieval and analysis, multilingual language processing, advanced machine translation and also leading efforts to increase and enrich Arabic language content online.

Job Description:
You will work on one of the research projects in the Arabic Language Technologies group. For more information about the current projects, please visit our projects page

Please indicate in your application which project you are applying for.

Your work will contribute towards publications in top tier conferences and journals, solutions and research prototypes, and intellectual property in the form of disclosures and patent applications.

Cyber Security (QCRI2050)

The Cyber Security group at QCRI is currently focusing on four research areas: (i) Advanced Persistent Threats, (ii) Uncovering Resident Malware (static and Dynamic Malware analysis), (iii) ICS/SCADA security, and (iv) Mobile and Cloud computing security.

Job Description:
You will work on one of the research projects in the Cyber Security group. For more information about the current projects, please visit our page.

Your work will contribute towards publications in top tier conferences and journals, solutions and research prototypes, and intellectual property in the form of disclosures and patent applications.

Data Analytics (QCRI3050)

QCRI’s Data Analytics group is conducting cutting-edge research on the core data management challenges, and the next generation of data mining and machine learning approaches. The data management research is focused on data extraction from its natural digital habitat, data integration from a large and evolving number of sources, and robust data cleaning processes to assure data quality and validation. The data mining research is focused on complex graph mining and analytics, meaning extraction from text and scalable parallel algorithms for big data.

Job Description:
You will work on one of the research projects in the Data Analytics group.

Your work will contribute towards publications in top tier conferences and journals, solutions and research prototypes, and intellectual property in the form of disclosures and patent applications.

Distributed Systems (QCRI4050)

The Distributed Systems group at QCRI is currently focusing on three research areas: (i) next generation cloud infrastructures, (ii) distributed algorithms for massive data, and (iii) cloud applications and services.

Job Description:
You will work on one of the research projects in the Distributed Systems group. For more information about the current projects, please visit our projects page

Please indicate in your application which project you are applying for.

Your work will contribute towards publications in top tier conferences and journals, solutions and research prototypes, and intellectual property in the form of disclosures and patent applications.

Computational Science & Engineering (QCRI5050)

QCRI’s CS&E group is engaged in forward-looking research aimed at developing the computing, communications, and storage infrastructures needed to solve the traditional large-scale scientific (biology, physics, chemistry, etc.) and engineering (automotive, transportation, energy, etc.) simulations as well as the emerging big data applications in social computing and data analytics. This comprehensive vision of CS&E is unique in that it extends the conventional compute-centric definition of high-performance computing (HPC) to new applications that are characterized by more diverse, less-structured, and possibly continuously-streamed data. A primary goal of the group is to research new software algorithms and hardware architectures that are more suitable for such applications and that can complement the classical supercomputers that were optimized for vector processing. Candidates for positions in this group should have a strong background in traditional HPC as well as in the new paradigms of cloud and distributed computing.

Job Description:
You will work on one of the research projects in the CS&E group.

Your work will contribute towards publications in top tier conferences and journals, solutions and research prototypes, and intellectual property in the form of disclosures and patent applications.

Social Computing (QCRI6050)

The focus areas of the Social Computing group are (1) mining social media for socio-political, cultural, and behavioral patterns, (2) social media intelligence for news and (3) extracting timely and credible information from social media for crisis response.

Job Description:
You will work primarily with one of our scientists in one of the aforementioned focus areas. Please indicate with which scientist you would like to work (primarily) in your application.

Your work will contribute towards publications in top tier conferences and journals, for a list of target venues see our recent publications page.

Your work may also contribute to research prototypes and/or intellectual property in the form of disclosures and patent applications.

Please click on the relevant position links below to submit a formal application via the Qatar Foundation Research & Development website:

, Al-Nasr tower, Doha, Qatar.