Environmental Biotechnology

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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Job Description

A postdoc or research scientist position is available at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) to work on a research project related to the application of anaerobic ammonium oxidation (anammox) process for sustainable wastewater treatment with resource recovery.

The candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in environmental engineering, environmental microbiology, or related fields. The candidate should have a strong experience in: 1) operating anammox bioreactors (sequencing batch reactors, membrane bioreactors, upflow column reactors); 2) bioreactor design; 3) enriching anammox bacteria and understating their ecophysiology; 4) analytical chemistry and stable isotope experiments; and 5) general molecular biological tools (e.g., PCR, qPCR, and FISH) and bioinformatics analysis of meta-omic (metagenomics and metatranscriptomic) data.

Candidates must possess strong analytical and communication (written and oral English) skills and ability to work in a collaborative environment. In addition, the candidate will supervise graduate students, prepare manuscripts, and present results at national and international conferences. 

Compensation is highly competitive and will be commensurate with qualification and experience. The position is available immediately.  For those who are interested, please send a cover letter describing your research experience and interests, a detailed CV, names and contact details of three referees, and 2 representative peer-reviewed articles directly to Professor Pascal E. Saikaly (pascal.saikaly@kaust.edu.sa).  Please include the job title (Postdoc position on anammox) in the subject of your e-mail. Those who are shortlisted will be contacted for interview.

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), founded in 2009, is an international, graduate research University located on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia.  KAUST is dedicated to advancing science and engineering through interdisciplinary research, education and innovation.