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Postdoctoral Fellowships

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

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Inorganic Materials and Reactions Group

The Inorganic Materials and Reactions group (Prof. Yoji Kobayashi) at KAUST is a new lab, looking for 2 postdocs (interested PhD students are also welcome). Postdoc candidates must be within 5 years of their degree date for consideration.

We are interested in a combination of solid state chemistry, mesostructure control, and heterogeneous catalytic (or chemical) processes. Current research directions involve development of hydride-based materials, intermetallics, and other inorganic/hybrid materials for various reactions, such as ammonia synthesis or CO2 hydrogenation.  As new materials are involved, mechanistic studies of catalytic or chemical conversion reactions is essential.

If interested, please contact Yoji Kobayashi with your CV, and two most significant papers, and a short cover letter if there is anything else you’d like to add.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in RNA particle vaccine development

We are currently seeking a highly motivated, independent but team-oriented postdoctoral fellow with experience in the use of immunological, molecular, and biochemical techniques to join our cross-functional team in developing new technologies aimed at rapidly producing new, inexpensive, globally appropriate RNA and/or protein-based vaccines for important viral and non-viral pathogens. The work holds the promise of making a rapid, significant impact on health globally.

A person is eligible for a position as Postdoctoral Researcher if he or she has obtained a PhD no more than five years before the last date of employment as postdoc. Applicants to this position should have a PhD biochemistry, molecular biology, virology, chemistry or related field. The successful candidate will join the group of Prof. Magnus Rueping at the KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC) of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Postdoctoral Fellowship is initially limited to one year. Depending on the performance, extension up to three years is possible.

The position is available starting immediately. Interested applicants should send their CV and contact information of three referees to ram.karan@kaust.edu.sa, and mention preferred start date.  

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biocatalysis

We are currently seeking a highly motivated, independent but team-oriented postdoctoral fellow to join our Biocatalysis Team in the area of protein engineering, enzymology, and biocatalysis, working at the intersections of chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, biotechnology, molecular biology, and structural biology. The work will include enzyme screening, cloning and expression, purification, characterization, and application of enzymes in biocatalysis. The applicant should have expertise in protein  engineering and working with various analytical instruments such as HPLC, GC, and UV spectroscopy, and have demonstrated the ability to publish high-quality articles in the field of biocatalysis.

A person is eligible for a position as Postdoctoral Researcher if he or she has obtained a PhD no more than five years before the last date of application. Applicants to this position should have a PhD biochemistry, molecular biology, chemistry or related field. The successful candidate will join the Group of Prof. Magnus Rueping at the KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC) of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Postdoctoral Fellowship is initially limited to one year. Depending on the performance, extension up to three years is possible.

The position is available starting immediately. Interested applicants should send their CV and contact information of three referees to ram.karan@kaust.edu.sa, and mention preferred start date. 


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. The position is offered in the group of Prof. Luigi Cavallo.

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, 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. The position is offered in the group of Prof. Luigi Cavallo.

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, luigi.cavallo@kaust.edu.sa


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

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