Postdoctoral Research Fellow Positions - Circuits and Systems and Photonics - 2021
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology: Postdoc Positions: Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering Division (postdoc)
Location: KAUST, Thuwal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Open Date: May 10, 2021
Deadline: Jun 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) invites applications for multiple post-doctoral positions. The openings are in the new state-of-the-art Innovative Technologies Laboratory (ITL), to be kicked off in July 2021, and spanning the two following main broad technical areas:
1. Circuits and Systems (modeling and experimental), including electronic design automation, circuit design, embedded systems design, FPGAs, Internet-of-Things, and complex systems design.
2. Photonics (modeling and experimental), including nanophotonics, THz, infrared, metamaterials, plasmonics, biophotonics, nanoparticles, and optical nanocircuits.
We are looking for postdocs who have completed their Ph.D., or will complete their Ph.D soon, and wish to embrace the unique opportunity of participating in the shaping of such a challenging and innovative research theme, as well as contributing to the ambitious research agenda of the Innovative Technologies Laboratory, supported by a substantial funding landscape.
You will work in an exciting international environment with researchers from over 100 nationalities and will have the opportunity to participate in the development of the research center agenda and boost your career development and training (https://opra.kaust.edu.sa). Research staff receive competitive salaries, and no income tax is currently paid to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Other benefits include free healthcare, medical and dental insurance, one round-trip travel to home country per year, as well as general facilities as below, in a combination unmatchable by any other research environment worldwide.
KAUST is an international, graduate-only research university with researchers from over 100 nationalities, located on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia less than an hour drive north of Jeddah. KAUST offers outstanding research facilities, internationally competitive salaries, one round-trip travel to home country per year, and generous research funding from KAUST as well as other funding opportunities through industry collaborations. KAUST attracts top international faculty, scientists, engineers and students to conduct curiosity-driven and goal-oriented research to address the world's pressing scientific and technological challenges.
KAUST has an award-winning campus to live, work, study and play that is designed to inspire and motivate students, employees and their families to maintain an active lifestyle. The community members enjoy elementary and secondary schools, health clinic, on-demand as well as scheduled transportations, thematic community clubs, as well as several fitness and outdoor sports installations including sea-faring sports. On the cultural and leisure side, KAUST fosters the arts with a performance theater for concerts and plays as well as a movie theater, besides numerous dining options and the Red Sea just steps away, information may be found here.
Thanks to very effective measures, including the involvement of its researchers, the COVID-19 pandemic has barely affected the KAUST campus-city.
We welcome candidates with a PhD in a related field. We consider as an added advantage proven track record in research project definition and management, team leading, research collaboration with industrial partners, experience in supporting PhD candidates in their research.
The call is open to all applicants from any nationality. International applications are strongly encouraged. Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are mandatory. We require commitment, team working and a critical mind.
How to Apply
You will be required to complete an application form and upload all of the following materials:
Curriculum Vitae, including photo, contact info., training and work experience, and publications.
Letter of intent (2-3 pages) including the motivations for applying to KAUST/ITL and a statement indicating which research topic(s) of ITL listed above you are interested in, and explaining your motivations and base it on previous experience, if possible.
Copies of up to three papers substantiating your background and/or experience in these topics.
An abstract of your PhD thesis.
Transcripts and results of all courses taken during the Master/PhD programs. Copies allowed.
Contact information for 3 referees.
Please note that nomination and recommendation letters should be emailed to email@example.com , Subject: ITL – Postdoc recommendation - Applicant name
Applications will be considered as soon as they are received and will be given full consideration through rolling cut-off date periods until all positions are filled.
Next cut-off date for applications: June 1, 2021.
Please click on the "Apply Now" button to submit your application.
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