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​​​​​​​​​​​​​KAUST is actively recruiting​ world-class students, faculty, and researchers who are committed to meeting the challenges of science through bold and collaborative inquiry, focusing on issues of regional and global significance. Beyond the well-established genomics, high throughput proteomics, bioinformatics and imaging laboratories, the BESE Division offers a technologically-advanced academic environment where a contemporary, high-complexity vision of biological mechanisms is shared and blended with other disciplines including mathematics, computational science, engineering, physics, and chemistry. ​

Access to the some of the most advanced equipment in the world for genomics, proteomics, epigenetics, advanced microscopy, structural biology, and nanofabrication studies, as well as access to the Red Sea, provides BESE faculty, students, and staff with unique opportunities. Combined with the University’s cutting-edge research projects in the experimental laboratories, researchers are able to address fundamental issues in biology and environmental sciences unconstrained by physical resources. KAUST offers a highly attractive and competitive compensation and benefits package that compares favorably with the world's best private and public institutions. ​​​​​

​​​FACULTY OPENINGS

The Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering Division invites applications for faculty positions at all ranks (Assistant, Associate and Full Professor). Searches are active in the research areas listed below; please use the dropdown links to view further information and to navigate to the application page.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, only applications submitted through the online form will be considered. Applications received by the advertised deadline will receive full consideration. However, positions will remain open until filled.​

Tropical Aquaculture

  • ​The Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) invites qualified applicants to help increase its strength in Marine Aquaculture, with the aim of recruiting an outstanding Faculty at the level of Professor to be also affiliated with the Red Sea Research Center at KAUST.​

    Candidates must have a proven track record of excellence in marine aquaculture and a strong and original research portfolio, able to develop a world-class program on tropical marine aquaculture in the Red Sea. The extension/development of research programs spanning from fundamental research questions to contribute the knowledge required to develop a successful Aquaculture industry tailored to the specificities of the Red Sea, a priority in the food security strategy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia aligned with one of the main focus of KAUST. In particular, candidates are expected to add to the Red Sea Research Center aim to “to provide critical scientific knowledge underpinning the role of the Red Sea in supporting the growth of a Blue Economy for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia”. The successful candidate will benefit from a vibrant research environment, with world-class facilities.

    This position will remain open until filled.

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POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW & RESEARCHER OPENINGS​

Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Polymerization and Chemical Modification

  • ​A postdoctoral position is immediately available for the synthesis of polymeric materials and functionalization for membranes. The
    targeted applications are separations in organic solvent medium and water purification. A PhD in Chemistry or related field, with
    knowledge of polymerization methods and chemical modification is required, with demonstrated strong record of publications. The
    postdoctoral fellow will join the laboratory of Prof. Suzana Nunes at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).

    Please follow the link below for further details and to apply.

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Structural and Molecular Biology (1)

  • ​- Large multi-domain proteins, protein-nucleic acid complexes;
    - Protein structure and dynamics determined by the cutting-edge NMR techniques.


    Description:
    The research of the group is focused on atomic-level insight into essential and topical questions of biochemistry and molecular medicine. The candidate for the postdoctoral position should be able to carry out interdisciplinary projects to study the structural and dynamic properties of multidomain proteins and their complexes. We are seeking for highly motivated postdoctoral fellows with an extensive experience in the protein biochemistry and biophysical methods used for characterization of proteins and to study protein-protein interactions. The key experimental technique used and developed in the lab to tackle challenging macromolecular assemblies is the biomolecular nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. Depending on the interests and skills, a candidate will have an opportunity to expand expertise in various biophysical methods relevant to state-of-the-art Integrated Structural Biology, with a particular emphasis on the solution, solid-state NMR spectroscopy, and X-ray crystallography, cryo-EM, molecular dynamics simulations.

    Requirements:
    Applicants must have a Ph.D. in biochemistry or a related field. The positions require the extensive experience in the bacterial expression systems (E.coli) and purification of recombinant proteins, and a good knowledge of biophysical methods and molecular biology techniques. Moreover, excellent oral and written communication skills in English, effective judgment and problem solving with little or no supervision, a high motivation and commitment to the academic research. Additional experience in the structural biology will be regarded as an advantage.

    How to apply:
    Please send an email to Professor Lukasz Jaremko at jaremko.nmr@gmail.com containing a cover letter and CV. In your letter please specify the research area which interests you the most and in which you would like to work if you are accepted for the position. Please ask your 2-3 reference letter providers to send their recommendations directly to the e-mail address given.
    The positions are available in the fall of 2017.​

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Structural and Molecular Biology (2)

  • - Bio-inspired and self-assembly materials;
    - Intrinsically disordered and flexible proteins.


    Description:
    The candidate for the postdoctoral position should be able to carry out interdisciplinary projects to study the structural and dynamic properties of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins (IDPs) and their complexes. I am seeking for highly motivated postdoctoral fellows with an extensive experience in the protein biochemistry and biophysical methods used for characterization of proteins and to study protein-protein/peptide interactions. My interdisciplinary research group is focused on the designing and physicochemical and structural characterization of novel peptide/protein-based bio-inspired materials (hydro-gels, aggregates), inhibitors of protein interactions, aggregation, and liquid-liquid protein phase separation. Depending on the interests and skills, a candidate will have an opportunity to expand expertise in various biophysical methods relevant to state-of-the-art Integrated Structural Biology, with a particular emphasis on the solution, solid-state NMR spectroscopy, and X-ray crystallography, cryo-EM, molecular dynamics simulations (MD).

    Requirements:
    Applicants must have a Ph.D. in biochemistry or a related field. The positions require the extensive experience in the bacterial expression systems (E.coli) and purification of recombinant proteins, and a good knowledge of biophysical methods and molecular biology techniques. Moreover, excellent oral and written communication skills in English, effective judgment and problem solving with little or no supervision, a high motivation and commitment to the academic research. Additional experience in the structural biology will be regarded as an advantage.

    How to apply:
    Please send an email to Professor Mariusz Jaremko at jaremko.nmr@gmail.com containing a cover letter and CV. In your letter please specify the research area which interests you the most and in which you would like to work if you are accepted for the position. Please ask your 2-3 reference letter providers to send their recommendations directly to the e-mail address given.
    The positions are available in the fall of 2017.

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Biomedical Optics

  • ​The overall goal is to support a multi-disciplinary program of research and development of Multi-Modalities Imaging (MMI) technologies in optical microscopy. The proposed interdisciplinary approach favors synergies between life and engineering sciences at KAUST.

    Multimodality imaging: The coherent imaging approach (DHM: Digital Holographic Microscopy) could be combined with fluorescence imaging, which constitutes the backbone of most investigations in biology. In particular: visualization and quantification by fluorescence of molecules through tagging and contrast agents will be related to the signals obtained with DHM (notably changes in the refractive index) to monitor ionic concentrations and transmembrane movements. Tagging or labelling structures, membrane proteins and cytoskeletal proteins are of particular concern. Nonlinear microscopy will further complete and enhance the assortment of imaging modalities, by providing more specific and intrinsic information: Raman spectroscopy, SRS, CARS, SHG, THG. Finally, Multi-modality imaging requires image processing in order to make the different images coincide and provide complementary data. International cooperations are planned.

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