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1.  Postdoctoral Position – Investigation of industrial catalyst powder and invidual extrudates


Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher position in The Catalysis, Nanomaterials, and Spectroscopy lab, led by Javier Ruiz-Martinez in KAUST. The project is in collaboration with one of our industrial sponsors. We seek a person with strong background in heterogeneous catalysis to perform analysis of industrial catalyst powders and extrudates. For the project, candidate must have experience in catalytic testing and catalyst characterization with several spectroscopic tools. Knowledge in the use of electron microscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance would be an advantage.

Some of the benefits:

  • Access to state-of-the-art facilities in the PI’s lab, center’s lab and Core Labs
  • Tax-free salary up to 5k USD per month depending on experience and skills.
  • Free housing on campus
  • Medical coverage for you and your family
  • Relocation allowance from your country of origin
  • Annual travel allowance to your country of origin
  • Free transportation on campus

To apply:

Send an email to Prof. Javier Ruiz-Martinez. Applications must include a CV and briefly explain the candidate’s experience and skills related to the project. Applications should also include a list of names and contact details of at least two references. The application will not be considered if the applicant experience does not match the requirements.

Closing date: Open until filled

About KAUST:

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is an international graduate-level, merit-based research university dedicated to advancing scientific and technological education and research, acting as a catalyst for innovation, economic development and social prosperity in the region and the world. Our research strives to enhance the welfare of society with a special focus on four areas of global significance – food, water, energy and the environment. Based near Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, KAUST has attracted top-notch faculty and staff from all over the world, with more than 100 nations represented on campus.


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