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  • Ph.D. in Data Science and Biomedical Applications (Posted Nov. 9, 2017)

    ​An opening for a Ph.D. or M.S./Ph.D. student position is available in the group of Robert Hoehndorf at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.


    Start date: August 2018
    Application deadline: Early 2018

     
    Project description:

    The student will work on combining methods from Symbolic Artificial Intelligence (formal logics, rule-based systems) with machine learning and statistical approaches to data mining, and apply these methods to biomedical datasets. Major application areas include understanding molecular mechanisms underlying traits, phenotypes, and disease, and identifying ways to perturb biological systems through bioactive compounds (drugs).

    The student will join a productive research team at one of thefastest-growing research universities, located in Thuwal, KSA, by the
    Red Sea.

    Expertise required:

    - MSc degree (of BSc degree for M.S./Ph.D. applicants) in Computer Science, Mathematics, or Statistics.

    - Programming and software engineering experience.

    - Proficiency in spoken and written English.

    - Experience in one of the following areas:

      - machine learning or optimization

      - Big Data

      - applied statistics and statistical modelling

      - Semantic Technologies, knowledge representation, formal logics

    Students are entitled to a competitive stipend, free, fully-furnished housing on the KAUST campus, medical and life insurance, and international education at KAUST schools for dependent children. KAUST will be responsible for the actual admission offer, stipend and benefits​

    How to apply:

    Full application must be submitted through the application website.

    Before applying, please send your CV and a brief letter of motivation by email to robert.hoehndorf@kaust.edu.sa.

     
    Contact:

    For any questions related to the position, please contact robert.hoehndorf@kaust.edu.sa.

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  • Postdoctoral Researcher in Bio-Ontology Research Group (Posted on Nov. 9, 2017)

    ​We are seeking to fill positions for postdoctoral researchers at the Computational Bioscience Research Center at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.

    The researchers will work in the research group of Robert Hoehndorf, a research group which is internationally recognized for their work in biomedical data mining, and which has strong collaborations with leading research institutes. The postdoctoral research will work on the development and application of Artificial Intelligence methods in bioinformatics and computational biology, with a particular focus on combining symbolic AI approaches (e.g., ontologies, knowledge graphs, rule-based systems) with machine learning methods.

    Requirements:

    - A completed PhD and Master degree in a relevant field (Computer Science or related), completed in the last 4 years.
    - Proficiency in spoken and written English.
    - Programming experience and experience in software development
    - Experience, demonstrated by a publication record, in one of the
      following areas:
      - Machine Learning, Data Mining, Statistics, Data Science
      - Semantic Technologies and Ontologies, Knowledge Representation,
        Formal Logic
      - Development of novel methods in Bioinformatics or Biomedical data
        analytics

    The postdoctoral researchers will be responsible for carrying out high-level research, including presentation of research results at conferences and in scientific journals.

    Postdoctoral researchers are entitled to a competitive salary (commensurate with the applicant's qualifications), free, fully-furnished housing on the KAUST campus, medical and life insurance, international education at KAUST schools for dependent children, and relocation allowance.

    KAUST will be responsible for the actual recruiting decision, appointment offers and employment benefits.

    How to apply:

    To apply, please send your CV, a list of publications, the names and contact details of two referees, and a letter of motivation by email to: robert.hoehndorf@kaust.edu.sa.

    Contact: 

    For any questions related to the position, please contact Robert Hoehndorf (robert.hoehndorf@kaust.edu.sa).

    About KAUST:

    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is an international, graduate-level research university dedicated to inspiring a new age of scientific achievement in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in the region, and around the globe. As an independent, merit-based institution, KAUST's pioneering matrix structure of academic divisions and interdisciplinary research centers enables top researchers from around the globe and across all cultures to work together to solve challenging scientific and technological issues.


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  • Research Internships and Visiting Students in Bio-Ontology Research Group

    ​We currently have multiple research internships available. 


    Our group works on challenging problems on the boundary between artificial intelligence, biology and biomedicine. We are looking for visiting research students to join our team for a period of three to six months. The aim of the internship will be to work on computational algorithms to integrate, mine and analyze biological data and gain research experience.

    Candidates should be in their final year of a B.S. degree, or hold a B.S. degree, in computer science, mathematics, statistics, or bioinformatics. Candidates should have strong programming skills.  A background in algorithms, data mining, machine learning, or knowledge representation is desirable.

    Visiting research students are entitled to a monthly stipend, free accommodation, and round-trip airfare.

    Candidates who are willing to work in an exciting environment on computational biology, biomedical informatics, systems biology, and knowledge representation are encouraged to apply. To apply, please send a CV and a brief description of previous research to Robert Hoehndorf.
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  • Faculty position (all levels): Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (06/02/2017)

    ​​​King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) (http://www.kaust.edu.sa) is seeking a highly motivated and skilled faculty member for the Bioinformatics track whose research focuses on development of methods and tools for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. 

    KAUST is an international, graduate-level research university dedicated to advancing science and technology through interdisciplinary research, education, and innovation. Located on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia, KAUST offers superb research facilities, generous assured research funding, and internationally competitive salaries, attracting top international faculty, scientists, engineers, and students to conduct fundamental and goal-oriented research to address the world’s pressing scientific and technological challenges in the areas of food, water, energy, and the environment.

    The successful applicant is expected to develop world-leading research in domain of bioinformatics/computational biology with focus on development of novel computational approaches for efficient and accurate methods of analyzing biological phenomena at molecular level. The faculty member will be part of the Computational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC) within the Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division. The position will remain open until filled.

    Requirements

    PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline. Candidates should be well-established within the research field relevant to the position grade. They should demonstrate original research and experience at the highest international level.

    Research competence

    Research competence in the following areas is preferred:

    • Analysis of next generation sequencing (NGS) and other ‘omics’ data (e.g. CAGE, ChIP-Seq, DHS, RNA-Seq, Ribo-Seq, proteomic, metabolic and NMR spectra, and similar).
    • Signaling, regulatory and metabolic pathways analysis.
    • Development of tools (web-based and standalone) suited for efficient computational biology/bioinformatics.

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  • Faculty position (all levels): Data Integration in Bioinformatics (06/02/2017)

    ​King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) (http://www.kaust.edu.sa) is seeking a highly motivated and skilled faculty member for the Bioinformatics track whose research focuses on Data Integration. ​

    KAUST is an international, graduate-level research university dedicated to advancing science and technology through interdisciplinary research, education, and innovation. Located on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia, KAUST offers superb research facilities, generous assured research funding, and internationally competitive salaries, attracting top international faculty, scientists, engineers, and students to conduct fundamental and goal-oriented research to address the world’s pressing scientific and technological challenges in the areas of food, water, energy, and the environment.

    The successful applicant is expected to develop world-leading research in domain of data integration with focus on novel approaches for efficient and accurate targeted information extraction. The faculty member will be part of the Computational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC) within the Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division. The position will remain open until filled.

    Requirements

    PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline. Candidates should be well-established within the research field relevant to the position grade. They should demonstrate original research and experience at the highest international level.

    Research competence

    Research competence in the following areas is preferred:

    • Analysis of biological networks.
    • New computational methods for analysis of and combining/integrating data and information from disparate existing biological repositories/databases/sources including those containing experimental data.

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  • Graduate Students

    ​Our faculty welcome high performing graduate students to our programs from all over the world.

    We require proven high ability (GPA scores), a strong work ethic and competency in English.

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  • Postdoctoral Fellowships

    ​​Our faculty offer attractive Fellowships and unparalleled research faculties to attract the best available researchers globally.​

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  • Postdoctoral Positions in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

    ​Postdoctoral Positions in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

    Two postdoc positions are available immediately in our group. Candidates with previous experience in some of the following areas are strongly encouraged to apply:
    structural biology
    systems biology,
    biological sequence analysis
    machine learning
    statistics.
    Ph.D. in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, or related field is required. Successful candidates are expected to have good publication record, self motivation, and good command of English.

    Successful candidates will have opportunities to work on collaborative research projects with Stanford University, University of Rome, Texas A&M University, and research centers and core facilities at KAUST. The salary is highly competitive depending on qualifications. Income is tax exempt and has a very attractive compensation and benefit packages. For more information please visit the KAUST HR website

    The initial appointment will be for one year, with annual renew up to three years depending on the performance. To apply, please send your complete curriculum vitae to Dr. Xin Gao (xin.gao@kaust.edu.sa) and the contact information for three references. The positions will remain open until filled. Learn more
  • Professor (all levels) in Biomolecular Engineering and Microbiology (20/10/2016)

    ​King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) (http://www.kaust.edu.sa) is seeking a highly motivated and skilled faculty member whose research focuses on metabolic pathway design, optimization, simulation, and engineering aimed at industrial biotechnology applications.

    KAUST is an international, graduate-level research university dedicated to advancing science and technology through interdisciplinary research, education, and innovation. Located on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia, KAUST offers superb research facilities, generous assured research funding, and internationally competitive salaries, attracting top international faculty, scientists, engineers, and students to conduct fundamental and goal-oriented research to address the world’s pressing scientific and technological challenges in the areas of food, water, energy, and the environment.

    The successful applicant is expected to develop strong research in engineering of metabolic pathways and networks of microbial organisms. The faculty member is also expected to establish an experimental laboratory. The faculty member will be part of the Computational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC, www.cbrc.kaust.edu.sa) and affiliated with Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division of KAUST. The position will remain open until filled.

    Requirements:

    PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline. Candidates should be well-established within the research field. They should demonstrate original research and experience at the highest international level.

    Required documents:

    Application letter
    Detailed CV
    Complete list of publications
    Research statement
    Teaching statement
    List of references and their contact details

    Apply here.

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  • Professor (all levels) in Metabolic Engineering (06/02/2017)

    ​​​​​​King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) (http://www.kaust.edu.sa) is seeking a highly motivated and skilled faculty member whose research focuses on metabolic pathway design, optimization, simulation, and engineering aimed at industrial biotechnology applications.

    KAUST is an international, graduate-level research university dedicated to advancing science and technology through interdisciplinary research, education, and innovation. Located on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia, KAUST offers superb research facilities, generous assured research funding, and internationally competitive salaries, attracting top international faculty, scientists, engineers, and students to conduct fundamental and goal-oriented research to address the world’s pressing scientific and technological challenges in the areas of food, water, energy, and the environment.

    The successful applicant is expected to develop strong research in engineering of metabolic pathways and networks of microbial organisms. The faculty member is also expected to establish an experimental laboratory. The faculty member will be part of the Computational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC, www.cbrc.kaust.edu.sa) and affiliated with Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division of KAUST. The position will remain open until filled.

    Requirements:

    PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline. Candidates should be well-established within the research field. They should demonstrate original research and experience at the highest international level.

    Required documents:

    Application letter

    Detailed CV

    Complete list of publications

    Research statement

    Teaching statement

    List of references and their contact details

    Apply here.​

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  • Professor (all levels) in Synthetic Biology (20/10/2016)

    ​King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) (http://www.kaust.edu.sa) is seeking a highly motivated and skilled faculty member whose research focuses on synthetic biology, genome editing and genome engineering aimed at industrial biotechnology applications.

    KAUST is an international, graduate-level research university dedicated to advancing science and technology through interdisciplinary research, education, and innovation. Located on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia, KAUST offers superb research facilities, generous assured research funding, and internationally competitive salaries, attracting top international faculty, scientists, engineers, and students to conduct fundamental and goal-oriented research to address the world’s pressing scientific and technological challenges in the areas of food, water, energy, and the environment.

    The successful applicant is expected to develop strong research in synthetic biology, genome editing and genome engineering of microbial organisms. Candidates with experience in associated fields are encouraged to apply. The faculty member is also expected to establish an experimental laboratory. The faculty member will be part of the Computational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC, www.cbrc.kaust.edu.sa) and affiliated with Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division of KAUST. The position will remain open until filled.

    Requirements:

    PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline. Candidates should be well-established within the research field. They should demonstrate original research and experience at the highest international level.

    Required documents: 

    Application letter
    Detailed CV
    Complete list of publications
    Research statement
    Teaching statement
    List of references and their contact details

    Apply here.​

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