Faculty position in Geological structures and multiphase reactive flow behaviors - geothermal energy, extraction, and energy storage -2024

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
May 31, 2024
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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology: Faculty Positions:

Physical Science and Engineering Division (faculty)


King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

Open Date

Apr 01, 2024


May 31, 2024 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


We are currently seeking outstanding candidates to join our faculty team within the Physical Science and Engineering Division (PSE) to lead pioneering research in following geoscience fields:

  • Geological subsurface structures with experience in faults and fractures in sedimentary sequences, 3D mapping techniques, discrete fracture network (DFN) modeling, interfacing with dual porosity/permeability reservoir quantification.

  • Multiphase reactive flow behaviors in subsurface reservoirs with experience in investigating multiphase reactive flow processes in subsurface reservoirs through numerical modeling and experimental studies, as well as developing innovative methodologies to characterize and predict fluid flow behavior, including fluid-rock interactions and chemical reactions.

  • Geothermal energy extraction and utilization, with experience in geothermal reservoir characterization and/or reservoir engineering for low to medium enthalpy geothermal systems , as well as the ability to lead research initiatives in geothermal energy exploration, development, and utilization.

  • Subsurface energy storage , with experience relevant to assessing the suitability of geological formations as energy storage reservoirs, the potential performance of storage systems, the development of modeling frameworks for optimizing energy storage operations and environmental impacts.

  • Mineral exploration & exploitation with experience in developing innovative methodologies for mineral prospecting and reserve estimation, integrating geological, geochemical, geophysical, and satellite data.

  • Ideal candidates should demonstrate a readiness to address these topics through a multi-disciplinary approach and to engage with different programs and research initiatives across the university's divisions.

    Furthermore, we expect research proposals to align closely with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and to contribute significantly to the objectives outlined in Saudi Vision 2030. This alignment should be explicitly demonstrated by emphasizing one or more of KAUST's Research, Development, and Innovation (RDI) priorities, which include:

    1. Health & Wellness

    2. Sustainable Environment & Essential Needs

    3. Energy & Industrial Leadership

    4. Economies of the Future

    For a comprehensive understanding of KAUST's strategic vision, please refer to the following link: KAUST Strategy(https: // www. kaust.edu.sa/en/about/our- strategy)

    Teaching and Service Responsibilities

    · Commitment to delivering top quality graduate-level teaching.

    · Active involvement in service to KAUST across all aspects of academic life.

  • Applicants should have a PhD in geosciences, petroleum-, chemical-, civil engineering, or a related field, as well as a strong research track record in one or more of the specified areas, as well as excellent communication and collaboration skills.

  • Demonstrated track record in managing rigorous research projects and publishing impactful papers.

  • Application Instructions

    Applicants must complete an online application form via the Interfolio online application system (https: // www. kaust.edu.sa/en/about/faculty-positions). To ensure prompt review, please upload the following materials:

  • A cover letter introducing your candidacy, explicitly stating the position and rank (Assistant, Associate, Full) being applied for. Preference will be given to Assistant and Associate professor ranks, consistent with candidate experience.
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae including a full publication list.
  • Statement of research interests, balancing strong basic science with alignment to KAUST's strategy for accelerating impact and Saudi Arabia's national RDI priorities.
  • · Statement of teaching interests.

    · List of at least six potential referees' names, affiliations, and contact details.

    · Copies of the most relevant publications (up to five).

    · Two citation reports (Web of Science and Scopus).

    PLEASE NOTE: Only complete applications submitted through the online application system will be considered. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and given full consideration until positions are filled.

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