Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Infection Biology, Microbiomics and Diagnostics

Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
16 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
15 Feb 2022
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology: Faculty Positions: Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division (faculty) 

Location King Abdullah University of Science and Technology


As part of a major initiative in strengthening research on human and animal health, the Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division in KAUST is seeking to expand research and innovations in the fields of Infection Biology, Microbiomics and innovative technology-driven Diagnostics. Applications for faculty positions at all ranks (Assistant-, Associate- or Full-Professor) are invited from highly competitive candidates, willing to pursue innovative, fundamental-question and cutting–edge technology-oriented research to advance the fields of Infection Biology, Microbiomics and Diagnostics. Successful candidates should have a Ph.D. in Biological Science or related fields, as well as a strong publication track record in the top-tier venues of their respective areas.  KAUST is particularly interested in hearing back from high caliber individuals in the fields of Virology, Antimicrobial Resistance, Host-pathogen Interactions, vaccinology, Microbiome Engineering and Molecular Diagnostics. 

These positions are part of a major strategic expansion of KAUST in the areas of Infectious Diseases under the new strategic KAUST Smart Health Initiative. Through the integration of basic scientists, clinical investigators, and innovative technologies, the KAUST Smart Health Initiative aims at creating the ecosystem required to foster highly collaborative “bench to bedside” research and capacity building programs with the greatest potential to transform the practice of healthcare, improve human health, and drive both our fundamental understanding of disease mechanisms and precision medicine in the Kingdom.

The KAUST Bioscience program offers a unique combination of an intellectually stimulating environment and access to world-class laboratories, instrumentation, and generous funding schemes. These facilities include state-of-the-art core laboratories in Genomics, Proteomics, Imaging & Characterization, Extreme Computing and Informatics, and an animal resource lab. The positions come with an internationally competitive salary, benefits, and start-up packages.

Please enclose a cover letter; a copy of full curriculum vitae with complete list of publications; a research statement; a teaching statement; and a list of at least 4 academic referees.

KAUST (, located on the shores of the Red Sea in Thuwal (80km north of Jeddah) in Saudi Arabia, is an international graduate-level research university dedicated to advancing science and technology through bold and collaborative research and to addressing challenges of regional and global significance. For more information about KAUST please go to More information available at the Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division​ (BESE)​ (

The positions will remain open until filled.

Application Instructions

Please upload the following documents:

  • Up-to-date CV which includes full publication list
  • A research plan
  • A statement of teaching interests
  • A list of the names/affiliation and contact details of at least four potential referees

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