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Postdoctoral Fellow Vacancy
KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)

  • Dec. 1, 2017
  • Postdoctoral Fellow Vacancy
  • Interfacial Lab
  • KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)
    Saudi Arabia
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Agricultural - General
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Postdoctoral Fellow Vacancy
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 80 nations represented on campus.

Project: Development and field trials of novel materials for precision agriculture in deserts

We solicit applications for a postdoctoral position in Professor Himanshu Mishra's research Group (Interfacial Lab) at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia (

Described below are various aspects of our research project:

1.Development of novel mulches via chemical processing,
2.Designing and overseeing field trials of the materials towards reducing irrigation and enhancing productivity in desert agriculture, and
3.Investigating time-dependent degradation of those mulches under microbial stress in soils


The candidate should have experience in agricultural engineering with prior experience in conducting field trials, collecting soil-moisture data, and/or building farm machinery. We expect the individual to be
Curiosity-driven, dedicated, and a team player
Meticulous at planning experiments and hard working, and
Strong scientific writing skills.

The position is ideal for a self-motivated creative researcher due to unparalleled infrastructure and possibilities to conduct experiments and explore collaborations within and outside KAUST.

Please send the CV to

KAUST offers excellent academic and social atmosphere. Postdocs and PhD scholars enjoy highly competitive salaries and benefits, along with a truly global exposure through colleagues from over 100 nationalities. Join us for an adventure!

For further information about KAUST, postdoctoral life/benefits, social life, etc., please visit:

At KAUST, we attract people from all around the world who want to create impact beyond their own achievements. Irrespective of their national origins, the people of KAUST are "people of the world" who uphold our values of achievement, passion, inspiration, citizenship, diversity, integrity, and openness. Located on the beautiful Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia, KAUST sets exceptional standards in residences, recreational facilities and boasts a truly multicultural community environment which can be enjoyed by all, along with ample opportunities and time to keep work and life in harmony. Expats are very well looked after, with packages including tax-free salary, relocation, accommodation and various additional incentives.


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    KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)


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