Environmental Microbiology

Monday, November 21, 2016
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Post-doc
Job Institution: 
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, KAUST
Job Description: 

Applications are solicited for a postdoctoral fellow position in Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC) at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia. The postdoc will work as a member in Peiying Hong’s lab (Environmental Microbial Safety and Biotechnology Lab). The research in this group is motivated by the need to address water scarcity issues and focuses on activities related to two main areas, namely microbial safety and anaerobic biotechnologies.

Applicants should have a strong background in microbial molecular biology (bacteria or viruses), including but not limited to next-generation sequencing (preferably genomics, metagenomics, metatranscriptomics and subsequent analyses), site-targeted mutagenesis/deletions of genes or mutagenicity and toxicity assays. Background in biostatistics is required. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in Microbiology or related fields. The candidate should possess strong scientific analytical and logic thinking, demonstrate ability to generate innovative scientific questions, possess good communications in both written and oral English and demonstrate the ability to work collegially in a team. 

Postdoc compensation at KAUST is highly competitive globally. Health insurance, free housing (fully furnished) and yearly round-trip air tickets to the home country of the postdoc are provided. The initial appointment will be for one year, with possibility of renewals for subsequent years. The position is available immediately until filled.

Interested persons should send an application letter that details their CV, research interests, names and contact information of at least three references to Assistant Professor Peiying Hong (peiying.hong@kaust.edu.sa). Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.