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Assistant / Associate / Full Professor in Environmental / Analytical Chemistry

Job Description


As part of a major initiative to strengthen its research in environmental science and engineering, the Environmental Science and Engineering (EnSE) Program in the Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering (BESE) Division at KAUST is seeking to expand research in the field of environmental/analytical chemistry. The EnSE program has established research strength in several areas to address the challenges of the 21st century. We educate and train students to work on many of the world’s most pressing challenges related to sustainability and the environment, focusing on the intersection of water, energy and food nexus, and sustainable processes. The Middle East is experiencing rapid population and economic growth, along with demand for water resources. The water-scarce region is already faced with depleting water resources and tapping into non-conventional water resources, which will be crucial to propel sustainable growth. Recognizing the complexity of non-conventional water resources, we are seeking applications for a faculty position (Open Rank: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) from outstanding candidates who are developing methods to better identify and quantify emerging chemical contaminants (e.g., pharmaceuticals, personal care products, micro-plastics, Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances), and to determine their fate and environmental behaviour, and health and biodiversity impacts. We are looking for candidates with strong analytical chemistry background to study emerging contaminants and their by-products in natural, engineered, or biological samples. The potential hire is expected to develop vigorous research programs that span across the fields of chemistry, chemical biology, and environmental science. 


Candidates should have a Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field, as well as a strong publication record in the top-tier journals of their respective fields. The successful candidate is expected to establish top-notch research activities that contribute to the EnSE program research mission to promote sustainability in water, energy, food, cities, infrastructure, and the environment.  The candidate is encouraged to establish multi-disciplinary collaborations within the BESE Division and across Divisions and Initiatives at KAUST. Education responsibilities include teaching approximately two courses per academic year at the graduate level and student mentorship and supervision. Successful candidate is also expected to provide professional service at the Program, Division and the University level.


The position will remain open until filled.

 


About KAUST

KAUST is an international, graduate research university dedicated to advancing science and technology through interdisciplinary research, education, and innovation. KAUST attracts top international faculty, scientists, engineers and students to conduct curiosity-driven and goal-oriented research to address the world’s most pressing scientific and technological challenges. Located in Saudi Arabia, on the eastern shores of the Red Sea, KAUST provides an award-winning campus to live, work, study and play, and offers superb research facilities, with guaranteed baseline research funding, infrastructure support, entrepreneurship opportunities and internationally competitive salaries. For more information about KAUST, please visit http://www.kaust.edu.sa. More information about the BESE Division and the EnSE Program is available at http://bese.kaust.edu.sa.


Application Instructions


To prevent any delays in reviewing your application, you will need to upload the following materials:


A cover letter introducing your candidacy and explicitly stating both the position and the rank. The rank must be consistent with the candidate’s experience.

Up-to-date Curriculum Vitae including full publication list.

Statement of research interests (5 pages maximum).

Statement of teaching interests (2 pages maximum) including teaching philosophy and an outline of 1-2 graduate planned graduate teaching course(s).

Names and contact information for at least 4 references. Referees should have positions in academic or industrial research laboratories. In the case of Associate and Full Professor applications, the referees should be of a rank higher or equivalent to that of the candidate.

Copies of most relevant publications (Maximum of five).

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Chemistry Scientist - Organic

Overview

G42 Healthcare, headquartered in the UAE, is a health-tech company on a mission to develop a world-class healthcare sector in the UAE and beyond. The company is committed to harnessing data and advanced medical technologies to unlock the potential of personalised and preventive care, while transforming the traditional healthcare ecosystem.

 

At the forefront in the battle against COVID-19, G42 Healthcare established Biogenix Labs, the UAE’s first COVID-19 accredited large-scale throughput laboratory. It facilitated the #4Humanity clinical trials, the world’s first Phase III trials for an inactivated vaccine against COVID-19. Beyond COVID-19, G42 Healthcare plans to conduct research and development on genomics, imaging and
diagnostics, and digitisation programmes to support the health of future generations. This includes a collaboration to set up a wastewater monitoring lab in Abu Dhabi, as well as automating and optimising central testing laboratories in the UAE.

Responsibilities

The Organic Chemistry Junior Scientist assists the Senior Scientist in solving complex problems in a scientific, technology or engineering domain and is primarily responsible for supporting the analytical testing requirements of the wastewater monitoring laboratory and interpreting scientific data of moderate to difficult complexity. The Organic Chemistry Junior Scientist supervises work and performance of laboratory technicians and with their assistance checks and pre-approves the test results obtained from sample analysis in order to satisfy the needs of the project’s Stakeholders.

 

 

  • Comply with all safety, health and quality control programs and procedures as applicable.
  • Maintain the strictest confidence in relation to sensitive information whether formally or informally recorded.
  • Assist in the creation and maintenance of a research and innovation agenda and roadmap to support the business needs of the laboratory wastewater monitoring.
  • As part of the Scientific team, support compliance with regulatory and external Party Governance polices.
  • Promote and maintain quality in all services, ensure continuous quality improvement measures are in place, follow SOPs and Best Practices as instructed in the relevant laboratory documents, and ensure that SOPs and Quality Assurance tests are maintained.
  • Participate in activities aimed at improving the quality of workflows and processes or improving parts of existing protocols.
  • Comply with and support audit processes, reporting on these when directed to do so.
  • Support good laboratory practices in the laboratory.
  • Assist with the design planning, and analysis of experimental protocols.
  • Work with the laboratory and provide guidance on the identification, development, optimization and ongoing competency of organic chemistry test methods, in conjunction with the Lead Chemist.
  • Implement Standard Operating Procedures that are compliant to the policies for the organization.
  • Identify quality indicators for meaningful monitoring and trending laboratory test results to be included in dashboards for decision makers.
  • Consider risk assessment in decision making processes
  • Provide guidance to Laboratory technicians in operating analytical equipment (e.g chromatographs, spectrometers), ensuring that is calibrated and maintained at all times, and carrying out its maintenance of equipment according to the manufacturer’s instruction.
  • Ensure that equipment is used in the correct manner to obtain optimum results, perform basic troubleshooting of technical problems should they arise, and inform the line manager of equipment malfunction.
  • Approve test results obtained by Laboratory Technicians.
  • Support the Senior Scientist and Lead in interpreting test results and advising the Stakeholders in the decision-making process.
  • Participate in stock control and management of reagents, consumables, standards, etc…
  • Participate in training and education sessions for department staff i.e. induction, technical training, mentorship, etc…
  • Complete and maintain all regulatory requirements, such as licensing and certification, where applicable and within established time frames.
  • Maintain professional knowledge by attending lectures, seminars or online education units.
  • Apply statistical tools, to analyze data and identify root cause and problem resolution.
  • Identify and recommend opportunities for continuous improvement (internal/external).
  • Comply with training requirements including personal development.
  • Train and develop technical personnel.
  • Perform other duties related to the work environment as directed by management.

Qualifications

  • MSc degree in Analytical Chemistry with specialisation in Organic Chemistry or other relevant science or engineering discipline.
  • Proven expert proficiency and lead role in conducting organic chemistry analyses. (Including the most complex analyses) using all wastewater monitoring laboratory equipment.
  • Up-to-date experience (within the past 2 years) of organic method techniques and quality control requirements for EPA methods and "Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater” (especially related to testing OCPs, PCBs, VOCs, SVOCs, PAHs, PPCP, Steroid Hormones, Illicit drugs).
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience working in a Chemistry lab environment, ideally in water or wastewater treatment.
  • One or more years of experience as an Organic Chemistry Scientist.
  • Proven experience in liquid and gas chromatography and mass spectrometery. Operating, within the past 2 years of LCMSMS, GCMSMS, HRMS systems.
  • Performing sample preparation for organic chemistry analysis, such as SPE, LLE, SPME, SPME–trap, Headspace–trap, Thermal desorption.
  • Knowledge of statistical methods for data analysis.
  • Use of equipment software and Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), preferably Labware.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office (primarily Excel, Powerpoint, and Word).
  • Familiarity with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 17025.

 

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of organic chemistry wastewater analysis.
  • Standard organic chemistry laboratory concepts, practices & procedures.
  • The theory, method development and validation of analytical test methods and instrumentation for standard methods for water and wastewater analysis techniques for aggregate organic constituents and individual organic compounds as per Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, 23rd Edition.
  • Best practices for method and result data handling and information management.
  • Best practices for Quality Assurance and Quality Control of test methods and processes.
  • Principles and applications of statistics.
  • New technology and recommendations for test method and testing capability enhancements.

Abilities:

 

  • Ability to lead and supervise projects that deliver results.
  • Raise the technical capabilities of the laboratory through collaboration and mentoring.
  • Strong problem-solving and critical thinking to solve complex technical problems.
  • Ability to communicate complex technical data, verbally and in writing, including technical
  • Good presentation, documentation, and reporting skills.
  • Computer skills with proficiency using Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).
  • Work safely and follow established safety procedures.

 

Physical requirements:

 

  • Ability to sit or stand at laboratory benches and instrument computer screens for extended periods of time, and tolerate the extended use of standard laboratory safety equipment
  • Must be able to work safely in a hazardous environment with potential exposure to and presence of toxic, carcinogenic, mutagenic, radioactive and other tissue destructive chemicals, bacterial cultures, wastewater and physical hazards. May work in areas containing dust, exhausts, fumes, and vapors.
  • Ability move light to medium weight objects and sample-laden carts.
  • Dexterity and agility to handle fragile items, including glassware.
  • Use of personal computer, keyboard, mouse and monitor for extended periods.
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Entry Level Lab Technician - Chemistry

Job Description 

We are looking for the right people — people who want to innovate, achieve, grow and lead. We attract and retain the best talent by investing in our employees and empowering them to develop themselves and their careers. Experience the challenges, rewards and opportunity of working for one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the global energy industry.

 

It's more than making a living. It's finding a purpose. This entry-level role is ideal for someone with college chemistry course work. As Associate Chemistry Lab Tech you will train and become familiar with the chemical hygiene plan and current safety standards. Follow safety rules and regulations in all that you do, from conducting prototype or laboratory tests and building equipment to performing basic material or environmental tests using basic electrical/electronic, chemical and mechanical equipment.

 

Halliburton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, citizenship, marital status, sex/gender, sexual preference/ orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, national origin, or any other status protected by law or regulation.

 

Location

MN4 Corniche Road, Mussafah, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, , United Arab Emirates

 

Job Details

Requisition Number: 156353  
Experience Level: Entry-Level 
Job Family: Engineering/Science/Technology 
Product Service Line: Cementing  
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time

Additional Locations for this position: 

 

Compensation Information
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.


Job Segment: Technician, Technology

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Specialist

Full Job Description

Job Title: Specialist Division: Supply Chain – Purchase Country: UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Work Location: UAE (RAK head office) Job Type: Specialist Employment Type: Full Time Employment (Limited Contract) Job Description: Purpose: Specialist-Direct GMP Raw Materials – the role holder will be responsible for procuring of Pharma Raw Materials-active materials (API) and Qualification of vendors in supply chain perspective. Key responsibilities & Accountability: • Follows all relevant procurement policies, processes, and standard operating procedures so that work is carried out in a controlled and consistent manner for Pharma API. • Implements the day-to-day operations assigned for the procurement operations to ensure compliance with the established standards and procedures. • Smart Selection of Approved Suppliers Based on Approved Specifications, Grade, Price, Quality, Service, Support, Availability, Reliability, Production, Distribution Capabilities, And Supplier’s Reputation and History for Pharma API. • Negotiate with approved Suppliers to Achieve Best Price Offer and Best Service. • Review Purchase Requests Received from Planning and R&D for Direct GMP Raw Materials In Terms Of item code, ensuring the accuracy of the description of the items and their quantities, Lead Time, Need by Date & Inventory of Each Material to Guarantee Maximum Value for the company. • Follow up with concerned and technical departments the specification and any technical part. • Analyze and Prepare Price Comparisons to Ensure the Compliance with The Agreed Contract Price & Material Purchase History. • Prepare and follow up on Purchase Orders and Manages Its Approval Process, ensuring on Time Delivery of the Required Quantities and Quality + Providing the supplier with the latest and approved specification. • Ensuring that purchase orders are provided based on our latest & updated specification, in the right place, in the required quantity, in the right quality and on time. • Communicating and following up with suppliers regarding purchase orders deliveries. • Review and check-up the Shipping documents and Monitor Shipments to Ensure That the Goods Are Delivered on Time and Follow Up Undelivered Goods or Problems Trace Shipments. • Checking and obtaining the approval on the supplier’s COA from the technical department - Q.C before moving the shipment. • Follow- up the ongoing orders and shipment with the clearance and logistic department and providing them with the required and needed documents from the suppliers. • Review Approved Suppliers on Regular Basis, To Ensure That There Are at Least Two-Three Approved Supplier for Each Item & Set an Action Plan to Fulfil This Objective. • Issue tracking sheet, Purchase Report Reflecting the Status of Purchase Orders Even They Are Ongoing or Done Orders. • Review Supplier’s Performance on quality and compliance on a Regular Basis. • Generate business data and information to support the spend analysis. • Participate in the optimization of business processes while ensuring full compliance, business continuity at all time and customer satisfaction. Qualifications: - Education • Bachelor’s degree of Science, Chemistry, or pharmacist • Excellent knowledge with GCC countries Drug Authorities procedures is a plus. • Excellent Command of English. • Advanced User of Microsoft Excel and ERP system, Preferred SAP user. • Negotiation, Analytical, Follow Up Skills. • Attention to Details. - Experience: • 5-7 of min. Years’ Experience in the Pharma industry and in the Procurement Department + Experience is a must in Pharmaceutical GMP direct raw material (API) - Training: Key Competencies: In terms of competency you are highly result oriented with strong sense of accountability & ownership. Strong communication, interpersonal and collaboration skills. You must have excellent understanding of Pharmaceutical Business with strong negotiations & Planning skills. Able to develop strong, cooperative relationships, must be able to work in a cross-functional environment interacting with other internal and external departments Has the understanding on how to align resources and manage others to achieve desired results. Must have a solution centric mind to understand issues and solve them within a stipulated time frame, ability to understand new issues quickly and make decisions. You are a team player with solid analytical, implantation skills and easily adapt to changing situations. Ability to prioritize, multi-task and work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines. Must be organized professional, self-motivated to learn new learnings and implement them at workplace Strong attention to details, proactive and flexible approach. Technical Competencies:

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Chemistry Scientist - Organic

Overview:
G42 Healthcare, headquartered in the UAE, is a health-tech company on a mission to develop a world-class healthcare sector in the UAE and beyond. The company is committed to harnessing data and advanced medical technologies to unlock the potential of personalised and preventive care, while transforming the traditional healthcare ecosystem.

At the forefront in the battle against COVID-19, G42 Healthcare established Biogenix Labs, the UAE’s first COVID-19 accredited large-scale throughput laboratory. It facilitated the #4Humanity clinical trials, the world’s first Phase III trials for an inactivated vaccine against COVID-19. Beyond COVID-19, G42 Healthcare plans to conduct research and development on genomics, imaging and
diagnostics, and digitisation programmes to support the health of future generations. This includes a collaboration to set up a wastewater monitoring lab in Abu Dhabi, as well as automating and optimising central testing laboratories in the UAE.

Responsibilities:
The Organic Chemistry Junior Scientist assists the Senior Scientist in solving complex problems in a scientific, technology or engineering domain and is primarily responsible for supporting the analytical testing requirements of the wastewater monitoring laboratory and interpreting scientific data of moderate to difficult complexity. The Organic Chemistry Junior Scientist supervises work and performance of laboratory technicians and with their assistance checks and pre-approves the test results obtained from sample analysis in order to satisfy the needs of the project’s Stakeholders.

Job Tasks:
1. Comply with all safety, health and quality control programs and procedures as applicable.
2. Maintain the strictest confidence in relation to sensitive information whether formally or informally recorded.
3. Assist in the creation and maintenance of a research and innovation agenda and roadmap to support the business needs of the laboratory wastewater monitoring.
4. As part of the Scientific team, support compliance with regulatory and external Party Governance polices.
5. Promote and maintain quality in all services, ensure continuous quality improvement measures are in place, follow SOPs and Best Practices as instructed in the relevant laboratory documents, and ensure that SOPs and Quality Assurance tests are maintained.
6. Participate in activities aimed at improving the quality of workflows and processes or improving parts of existing protocols.
7. Comply with and support audit processes, reporting on these when directed to do so.
8. Support good laboratory practices in the laboratory.
9. Assist with the design planning, and analysis of experimental protocols.
10. Work with the laboratory and provide guidance on the identification, development, optimization and ongoing competency of organic chemistry test methods, in conjunction with the Lead Chemist.
11. Implement Standard Operating Procedures that are compliant to the policies for the organization.
12. Identify quality indicators for meaningful monitoring and trending laboratory test results to be included in dashboards for decision makers.
13. Consider risk assessment in decision making processes
14. Provide guidance to Laboratory technicians in operating analytical equipment (e.g chromatographs, spectrometers), ensuring that is calibrated and maintained at all times, and carrying out its maintenance of equipment according to the manufacturer’s instruction.
15. Ensure that equipment is used in the correct manner to obtain optimum results, perform basic troubleshooting of technical problems should they arise, and inform the line manager of equipment malfunction.
16. Approve test results obtained by Laboratory Technicians.
17. Support the Senior Scientist and Lead in interpreting test results and advising the Stakeholders in the decision-making process.
18. Participate in stock control and management of reagents, consumables, standards, etc…
19. Participate in training and education sessions for department staff i.e. induction, technical training, mentorship, etc…
20. Complete and maintain all regulatory requirements, such as licensing and certification, where applicable and within established time frames.
21. Maintain professional knowledge by attending lectures, seminars or online education units.
22. Apply statistical tools, to analyze data and identify root cause and problem resolution.
23. Identify and recommend opportunities for continuous improvement (internal/external).
24. Comply with training requirements including personal development.
25. Train and develop technical personnel.
26. Perform other duties related to the work environment as directed by management.

Qualifications:
1. MSc degree in Analytical Chemistry with specialisation in Organic Chemistry or other relevant science or engineering discipline.
2. Proven expert proficiency and lead role in conducting organic chemistry analyses. (Including the most complex analyses) using all wastewater monitoring laboratory equipment.
3. Up-to-date experience (within the past 2 years) of organic method techniques and quality control requirements for EPA methods and "Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater” (especially related to testing OCPs, PCBs, VOCs, SVOCs, PAHs, PPCP, Steroid Hormones, Illicit drugs).
4. A minimum of two (2) years of experience working in a Chemistry lab environment, ideally in water or wastewater treatment.
5. One or more years of experience as an Organic Chemistry Scientist.
6. Proven experience in liquid and gas chromatography and mass spectrometery. Operating, within the past 2 years of LCMSMS, GCMSMS, HRMS systems.
7. Performing sample preparation for organic chemistry analysis, such as SPE, LLE, SPME, SPME–trap, Headspace–trap, Thermal desorption.
8. Knowledge of statistical methods for data analysis.
9. Use of equipment software and Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), preferably Labware.
10. Familiarity with Microsoft Office (primarily Excel, Powerpoint, and Word).
11. Familiarity with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 17025.

Knowledge of:
1. Principles and practices of organic chemistry wastewater analysis.
2. Standard organic chemistry laboratory concepts, practices & procedures.
3. The theory, method development and validation of analytical test methods and instrumentation for standard methods for water and wastewater analysis techniques for aggregate organic constituents and individual organic compounds as per Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, 23rd Edition.
4. Best practices for method and result data handling and information management.
5. Best practices for Quality Assurance and Quality Control of test methods and processes.
6. Principles and applications of statistics.
7. New technology and recommendations for test method and testing capability enhancements.

Abilities:
1. Ability to lead and supervise projects that deliver results.
2. Raise the technical capabilities of the laboratory through collaboration and mentoring.
3. Strong problem-solving and critical thinking to solve complex technical problems.
4. Ability to multi‐task, work under pressure, and meet deadlines.
5. Good interpersonal skills.
6. Great team skills. Work cooperatively with others.
7. Excellent communication skills in English, both verbally and in writing.
8. Ability to communicate complex technical data, verbally and in writing, including technical
9. writing and comprehension.
10. Good presentation, documentation, and reporting skills.
11. Capability to support multiple projects at the same time.
12. Computer skills with proficiency using Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).
13. Work safely and follow established safety procedures.

Physical requirements:
1. Ability to sit or stand at laboratory benches and instrument computer screens for extended periods of time, and tolerate the extended use of standard laboratory safety equipment,
2. Must be able to work safely in a hazardous environment with potential exposure to and presence of toxic, carcinogenic, mutagenic, radioactive and other tissue destructive chemicals, bacterial cultures, wastewater and physical hazards. May work in areas containing dust, exhausts, fumes, and vapors.
3. Ability move light to medium weight objects and sample-laden carts.
4. Dexterity and agility to handle fragile items, including glassware.
5. Use of personal computer, keyboard, mouse and monitor for extended periods.

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Assistant / Associate / Full Professor in Environmental / Analytical Chemistry

Job Description


As part of a major initiative to strengthen its research in environmental science and engineering, the Environmental Science and Engineering (EnSE) Program in the Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering (BESE) Division at KAUST is seeking to expand research in the field of environmental/analytical chemistry. The EnSE program has established research strength in several areas to address the challenges of the 21st century. We educate and train students to work on many of the world’s most pressing challenges related to sustainability and the environment, focusing on the intersection of water, energy and food nexus, and sustainable processes. The Middle East is experiencing rapid population and economic growth, along with demand for water resources. The water-scarce region is already faced with depleting water resources and tapping into non-conventional water resources, which will be crucial to propel sustainable growth. Recognizing the complexity of non-conventional water resources, we are seeking applications for a faculty position (Open Rank: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) from outstanding candidates who are developing methods to better identify and quantify emerging chemical contaminants (e.g., pharmaceuticals, personal care products, micro-plastics, Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances), and to determine their fate and environmental behaviour, and health and biodiversity impacts. We are looking for candidates with strong analytical chemistry background to study emerging contaminants and their by-products in natural, engineered, or biological samples. The potential hire is expected to develop vigorous research programs that span across the fields of chemistry, chemical biology, and environmental science. 


Candidates should have a Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field, as well as a strong publication record in the top-tier journals of their respective fields. The successful candidate is expected to establish top-notch research activities that contribute to the EnSE program research mission to promote sustainability in water, energy, food, cities, infrastructure, and the environment.  The candidate is encouraged to establish multi-disciplinary collaborations within the BESE Division and across Divisions and Initiatives at KAUST. Education responsibilities include teaching approximately two courses per academic year at the graduate level and student mentorship and supervision. Successful candidate is also expected to provide professional service at the Program, Division and the University level.


The position will remain open until filled.

 


About KAUST

KAUST is an international, graduate research university dedicated to advancing science and technology through interdisciplinary research, education, and innovation. KAUST attracts top international faculty, scientists, engineers and students to conduct curiosity-driven and goal-oriented research to address the world’s most pressing scientific and technological challenges. Located in Saudi Arabia, on the eastern shores of the Red Sea, KAUST provides an award-winning campus to live, work, study and play, and offers superb research facilities, with guaranteed baseline research funding, infrastructure support, entrepreneurship opportunities and internationally competitive salaries. For more information about KAUST, please visit http://www.kaust.edu.sa. More information about the BESE Division and the EnSE Program is available at http://bese.kaust.edu.sa.


Application Instructions


To prevent any delays in reviewing your application, you will need to upload the following materials:


A cover letter introducing your candidacy and explicitly stating both the position and the rank. The rank must be consistent with the candidate’s experience.

Up-to-date Curriculum Vitae including full publication list.

Statement of research interests (5 pages maximum).

Statement of teaching interests (2 pages maximum) including teaching philosophy and an outline of 1-2 graduate planned graduate teaching course(s).

Names and contact information for at least 4 references. Referees should have positions in academic or industrial research laboratories. In the case of Associate and Full Professor applications, the referees should be of a rank higher or equivalent to that of the candidate.

Copies of most relevant publications (Maximum of five).

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Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry

Job Description


The United Arab Emirates University invites applications for a position in Organic Chemistry. Qualified candidates at assistant professor levels will be considered at a rank commensurate with academic accomplishments. Candidates are expected to have a strong commitment to research and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The candidate is also expected to have demonstrable research capability that will enable him/her to develop and sustain an internally and externally funded research program in his/her area of expertise, publish his/her research findings in refereed journals, and actively engage in promoting the growth of the UAE University.


The application package should include a cover letter, a detailed resume, a 3-5-page statement of research accomplishments and future plans, teaching philosophy, and courses taught. English is the language of instruction and communication. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled.


Candidates will be required to teach organic chemistry courses on undergraduate and graduate level along with General Chemistry courses.


Minimum Qualification


The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Organic Chemistry. The candidate must have a publication track-record in top tier journals. Teaching at the university level is a plus.


Preferred Qualification


Applicants with specialization in experimental organic chemistry are especially encouraged to apply. All applicants should ensure that they include a teaching philosophy, and two independent one-page A4 size research proposals in any area of organic chemistry field. Both proposals should contain information on possible sources of funding to support such research, required start-up funds and instrumentation needs


Division College of Science - (COS)

Department Chemistry - (COS)

Job Close Date 24-06-2022

Job Category Academic - Faculty

Salary Successful candidate will enjoy a very competitive salary package, accommodation, health insurance, relocation allowance and many more perks.

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Assistant / Associate / Full Professor in Environmental/Analytical Chemistry

Job Description


As part of a major initiative to strengthen its research in environmental science and engineering, the Environmental Science and Engineering (EnSE) Program in the Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering (BESE) Division at KAUST is seeking to expand research in the field of environmental/analytical chemistry. The EnSE program has established research strength in several areas to address the challenges of the 21st century. We educate and train students to work on many of the world’s most pressing challenges related to sustainability and the environment, focusing on the intersection of water, energy and food nexus, and sustainable processes. The Middle East is experiencing rapid population and economic growth, along with demand for water resources. The water-scarce region is already faced with depleting water resources and tapping into non-conventional water resources, which will be crucial to propel sustainable growth. Recognizing the complexity of non-conventional water resources, we are seeking applications for a faculty position (Open Rank: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) from outstanding candidates who are developing methods to better identify and quantify emerging chemical contaminants (e.g., pharmaceuticals, personal care products, micro-plastics, Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances), and to determine their fate and environmental behaviour, and health and biodiversity impacts. We are looking for candidates with strong analytical chemistry background to study emerging contaminants and their by-products in natural, engineered, or biological samples. The potential hire is expected to develop vigorous research programs that span across the fields of chemistry, chemical biology, and environmental science. 


Candidates should have a Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field, as well as a strong publication record in the top-tier journals of their respective fields. The successful candidate is expected to establish top-notch research activities that contribute to the EnSE program research mission to promote sustainability in water, energy, food, cities, infrastructure, and the environment.  The candidate is encouraged to establish multi-disciplinary collaborations within the BESE Division and across Divisions and Initiatives at KAUST. Education responsibilities include teaching approximately two courses per academic year at the graduate level and student mentorship and supervision. Successful candidate is also expected to provide professional service at the Program, Division and the University level.


The position will remain open until filled.

 


About KAUST

KAUST is an international, graduate research university dedicated to advancing science and technology through interdisciplinary research, education, and innovation. KAUST attracts top international faculty, scientists, engineers and students to conduct curiosity-driven and goal-oriented research to address the world’s most pressing scientific and technological challenges. Located in Saudi Arabia, on the eastern shores of the Red Sea, KAUST provides an award-winning campus to live, work, study and play, and offers superb research facilities, with guaranteed baseline research funding, infrastructure support, entrepreneurship opportunities and internationally competitive salaries. For more information about KAUST, please visit http://www.kaust.edu.sa. More information about the BESE Division and the EnSE Program is available at http://bese.kaust.edu.sa.


Application Instructions


To prevent any delays in reviewing your application, you will need to upload the following materials:


A cover letter introducing your candidacy and explicitly stating both the position and the rank. The rank must be consistent with the candidate’s experience.

Up-to-date Curriculum Vitae including full publication list.

Statement of research interests (5 pages maximum).

Statement of teaching interests (2 pages maximum) including teaching philosophy and an outline of 1-2 graduate planned graduate teaching course(s).

Names and contact information for at least 4 references. Referees should have positions in academic or industrial research laboratories. In the case of Associate and Full Professor applications, the referees should be of a rank higher or equivalent to that of the candidate.

Copies of most relevant publications (Maximum of five).


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Postdoctoral Position in Computational Materials Science

Job Description 

The Energy, Water, and Environment (EWE) lab at Prince Sultan University is seeking a talented postdoctoral researcher in the field of computational materials science focused on the atomic scale.


The candidate is expected to have experience in employing ab-initio methods to calculate and interpret different materials properties such as electronic, mechanical, optical, thermal, and magnetic properties for nano materials and extended systems. The candidate should have experience in ab-initio DFT codes (VASP, abinit, etc) in addition to basic scripting and coding skills. The work will be initially focused on energy and hydrogen storage applications. The candidate will have the opportunity to work closely with experimentalists.


Requirements:


Recent PhD degree in physics/chemistry/materials science from a reputable institution

Strong background in computational physics/chemistry/materials science

Experience with ab-initio methods and codes, in addition to basic coding and scripting skills under the Linux environment

Excellent communication skills in English, both written and spoken

Can work independently with a cross-disciplinary team and take responsibility for the progress and quality of the work

Has the ability to work with challenging/complex projects

Motivated and active

Must have published at least 4 papers in reputable journals

Expectations and outcomes:


Conduct high quality research by applying state-of-the-art computational methods

Collaborate with the lab members to tackle interesting problems

Contribute to EWE lab activities and participate actively in seminars, trainings, and workshops

Establish internal and external collaboration

Write research proposals and attract fund

Co-supervise master students (future)

Publish at least 3 papers per year in top ranked peer-reviewed journals

Position details and benefits:


The employment will be based on a one-year contract renewable upon mutual agreement up to 4 years.

PSU offers a competitive salary, housing, health insurance, yearly round-trip ticket.

For additional position details, benefits, and requirements please refer to https://ric.psu.edu.sa/postdoc-researcher-program.php


Application:


#PSU_EWE (Use this code in the Email subject when applying)


To apply send the following documents by email to mbououdina@psu.edu.sa and hfarsakh@psu.edu.sa:


Cover letter, including motivation and research experience and skills

Curriculum vitae including a full list of publications and the contact details of at least two references

Undergraduate and graduate certificates and transcripts

Note: Due to the high number of applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted to proceed further.


To be considered for this position, please download, complete and attach the PSU Application form, with a covering letter in the space below.


Supporting documents

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Research Assistant in Energy, Water, and Environment, College of Humanities

Job Description

The newly established research lab “Energy, Water, and Environment” EWE at Prince Sultan University is seeking to recruit an experienced research assistant with a good background primarily in physics and chemistry in addition to exceptional technical skills.


Main duties & responsibilities including but not limited to:


Ensure health and safety measures of the research lab and regulations of users are maintained and respected

Daily operation of the equipment (sample preparation, perform measurement, data collection and analysis, …)

Calibration of equipment

Ensure Consumables of equipment are in stock and place order, when necessary,

Basic maintenance of equipment,

Perform experiments for students, staff, and stakeholders

Write technical report when needed (consultancy)

Assist in laboratory quality control and data management

Compile data for progress reports

Develop assessment and evaluation tools for equipment and measurements protocol

The research assistant should be familiar with several analytical and spectroscopic techniques such as but not limited to XRD, FTIR, UV-Vis-NIR, SEM/EDS, Raman, BET, VSM/SQUID, furnaces, and so on.


Requirements includes but not limited to:


MSc with honor in Science, Engineering, or related fields

Good experimental and technical skills using research equipment in science and engineering

Health and safety of research labs

Good fundamental knowledge of spectroscopic and analytical techniques

Writing technical reports and research papers

Excellent time management and multitask mindset

Ability to work independently and in a team

Excellent communication skills

For more details about the Research Assistant position, please visit this link: RESEARCH ASSISTANT & RESEARCH ENGINEER


Position details and benefits:


The employment will be based on a one-year contract renewable upon mutual agreement up to 4 years.

PSU offers a competitive salary and other benefits.

Application:


To apply, send the following documents by email to: nano-ewe@psu.edu.sa / mbououdina@psu.edu.sa


#PSU_EWE (Use this code in the Email subject when applying)


Cover letter, including motivation and research experience and skills

Curriculum vitae including a full list of publications and the contact details of at least two references

Undergraduate and graduate certificates and transcripts.

Fore any specific please information about the position, please contact Professor Mohamed Bououdina, EWE Leader at: nano-ewe@psu.edu.sa / mbououdina@psu.edu.sa


Tel: + 966 11 494 8061


Note: Due to the high number of applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted to proceed further.


To be considered for this position, please download, complete and attach the PSU Application form, with a covering letter in the space below.


Supporting documents

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