Postdoctoral Fellow

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
KAUST, Saudi Arabia
Competitive salary
October 03 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

A postdoctoral position on single crystal electron diffraction of inorganic and hybrid materials is available in the Functional Nanomaterials Lab ( at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), situated on the Red Sea coast near Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. KAUST provides an outstanding research environment with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. KAUST’s Imaging and Characterization Core Lab ( is one of the world’s leading centers for electron microscopy. Successful candidates are expected to have:

  • Ph.D in a field related to crystallography.
  • Interest and expertise in single crystal electron diffraction and full structure elucidation.
  • Experience with crystallization techniques and structure refinement
  • Motivation, independence and team mentality.

Candidates should provide the following:

  • Cover letter with summary of research experience, interests and career goals.  
  • CV with a publication list and contact information for at least two references.

Please send all application materials to:

About the Functional Nanomaterials Lab:

The Functional Nanomaterials lab headed by Prof. Osman M. Bakr is an internationally recognized research group that studies the design and self-assembly of hybrid and nano materials for breakthrough applications in solar energy harvesting, optoelectronics, and catalysis. The lab’s research has appeared in some of the most prestigious interdisciplinary scientific publications such as Science, Nature Materials, Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, Journal of the American Chemical Society, and Angewandte Chemie. 

About KAUST:

KAUST is an international graduate-level, merit-based research university dedicated to advancing scientific and technological innovation; acting as a catalyst for economic development and social prosperity in the region and the world. KAUST strives to enhance the welfare of society with a special focus on four areas of global significance – food, water, energy and the environment. Based near Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, KAUST has attracted leading faculty and research staff from all over the world.

KAUST offers an international academic and social atmosphere. Postdocs and PhD scholars enjoy highly competitive salaries and benefits, along with a truly global exposure with more than 80 nationalities represented on campus.

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