King Abdullah University of Science and Technology: Postdoc Positions:
Physical Science and Engineering Division (postdoc)
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
Oct 29, 2019
The Multiscale Reaction Engineering Group (MuRE), within the KAUST Catalysis
Center (KCC), is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher in chemical
engineering with a strong mathematical and theory background to develop
computational methods in catalytic reaction engineering. We are targeting the
development of data-driven computing techniques for unbiased discovery of
novel heterogeneous catalytic materials and reaction networks.
The postdoctoral researcher would serve the MuRE mission to engineer catalytic
reactions using a systematic multiscale approach, in particular developing
advanced models. She or he will be part of a multidisciplinary, international
and enthusiastic team of young researchers developing solutions to intensify
the production, clean or valorize targeted streams or products.
MuRE is heavily engaged with several research groups with interdisciplinary
approaches across KAUST and internationally. Moreover, we have many
interactions with industrial partners, who finance a great deal of our
Research Responsibilities would include:
Modeling or correlating an independent set of variables with several
outputs using large datasets of experimental observations.
Developing methods to visualize large datasets of results and use these
visualizations to make predictions or correlations.
Developing algorithms that enable the optimization of the catalysts or the
kinetic network of the reaction.
Provide training and protocols to other researchers, students and
technicians in MuRE and KCC.
Engage in MuRE research and industrial projects to meet the higher
standards of catalytic performance in each catalytic process.
Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering, chemistry or related disciplines with
solid background in modeling chemical processes and heat transfer.
Expertise is required in the specific areas of:
software development, ideally in C++, R, Matlab and git
Writing or editing code that use artificial intelligence, machine and deep
Minimum 3 years of relevant working experience and with a good track
record of publications in the field.
Experience in writing research proposals-manuscripts and supervision of
A goal-oriented and well-organized personality as well as good
communication and English skills.
Enthusiasm, a broad range of interest, and the capability to learn
Ability to work and communicate in an international environment of
researchers from academia and industry.
Application should include
Up-to-date CV which includes a description of your research experience and
List of publications.
Copy of official academic transcripts.
A list of names/affiliations and contact details of at least three