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KAUST Catalysis Center is currently seeking​​​

  • Postdoctoral Fellowships

    ​​Our University offers attractive fellowships and unparalleled research facilities to attract the best researchers from around the world.

    Postdoc position in Computational Biology/Bioinformatics 

    One postdoc position in computational biology/structural bioinformatics is available at the KAUST Catalysis Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia (http://www.kaust.edu.sa). The position is offered in the group of Prof. Luigi Cavallo (http://kc2l.kaust.edu.sa/Pages/Home.aspx).
    The applicant should have a good research expertise in modeling biological systems, with a specific emphasis on MD simulations, protein-protein docking, homology modeling. Since developing new methods will be part of the job, priority will be given to candidates with expertise in programming. The ability and interest to pursue challenging, interdisciplinary problems, and the ability to deliver proof-of-concept results are essential. Highly motivated individuals with a strong desire to work in applied research, who are comfortable working in strict collaboration with colleagues, and are willing to be directly responsible for their project are encouraged to apply.
    Applications should include a CV and contact information of at least two references and should be submitted by email to Prof. Luigi Cavallo at luigi.cavallo@kaust.edu.sa

    Postdoc position in Computational Heterogeneous Catalysis​ 

    One postdoc position in computational heterogeneous catalysis is available at the KAUST Catalysis Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia (http://www.kaust.edu.sa). The position is offered in the group of Prof. Luigi Cavallo (http://kc2l.kaust.edu.sa/Pages/Home.aspx). 
    The applicant should have a good research expertise in modeling reactivity on​ heterogeneous catalysts. Main focus will be on single site species grafted on an inert support, on reactivity promoted by metal organic frameworks, on catalysis promoted by nanoparticles, on electrocatalysis. The ability and interest to pursue challenging, interdisciplinary problems, and the ability to deliver proof-of-concept results are essential. Highly motivated individuals with a strong desire to work in applied research, who are comfortable working in strict collaboration with colleagues, and are willing to be directly responsible for their project are encouraged to apply.
    Applications should include a CV and contact information of at least two references and should be submitted by email to Prof. Luigi Cavallo at luigi.cavallo@kaust.edu.sa

    Apply now with your CV and publications to KCC.Postdoc​@kaust.edu.sa​.​

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  • Postdoc position in Understanding Zeolite Catalysis with Advanced Spectroscopic Techniques

    ​The postdoc position in understanding zeolite catalysis with advanced spectroscopic techniques is available at the KAUST Catalysis Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia (http://www.kaust.edu.sa). The position is offered in the group of Prof. Javier Ruiz Martinez.

    Position description

    Zeolites have enjoyed a great development as versatile catalyst materials for the upgrading of crude oil to high-quality fuels and chemicals. Nowadays alternative feedstocks are under examination due to dwindling fossil resources and environmental concerns. Since alternative feedstocks are different from crude oil, conversion processes and catalysts need to be reformulated. The current research project aims to provide fundamental understanding about the catalytic conversion of alternative feedstocks into chemicals and fuels. More specifically, powerful spectroscopic tools will be developed to monitor zeolite catalyst structure, reaction mechanism, and catalyst deactivation.

    The research project includes the installation and development of molecular spectroscopy setups and the study of the structure/performance of zeolite catalysts under working conditions. The candidate is expected to be skilled in material characterization, data analysis methods, and kinetic studies.

    Key requirements

    -Completed doctorate in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Physics or related fields.

    -Excellent scientific track record in peer-reviewed publications, patents, and conference presentations.

    -High motivation, creativity, enthusiasm, commitment to scientific research, and ability to research both independently and in    a group are important criteria.

    -Research experience in one or more of the following fields:

      Heterogeneous catalysis

      Physical chemistry with focus in material characterization

    -Excellent communication skills and proficiency in English.

    Applications should include a CV, cover letter, certificates, expected availability date, a complete list of publications and 3 reference and should be submitted by email to Prof. Javier Ruiz Martinez at j.ruizmartinez79@gmail.com

    Apply now with your CV and publications to KCC.Postdoc​@kaust.edu.sa​.​

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  • Faculty Members

    ​We are recruiting Assistant Professors in the fields of Chemical Engineering, Polymer Catalysis, and Bio-Catalysis. Please contact KCC@kaust.edu.sa with your CV for further details.​

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  • Graduate Students

    Our faculty and staff welcome high-performing graduate students from all over the world to our programs.

    We require proven high ability (GPA scores), a strong work ethic and competency in English.

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