Assistant / Associate / Full Professor in Structural Biology, Cryo-Electron Microscopy 2022

Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
28 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
27 Aug 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


‚ÄčAs part of a major initiative in strengthening research in structural biology and advanced imaging, the Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division in KAUST is seeking structural biologists with a strong expertise in cryo-electron microscopy. Applications for faculty positions at all ranks (Assistant-, Associate- or Full-Professor) are invited from highly competitive candidates, eager to pursue impactful research to advance fundamental biological questions, innovative technology and/or translational research. 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.

The KAUST Bioscience program offers a unique combination of an intellectually stimulating environment and access to world-class laboratories, instrumentation, and generous funding schemes. KAUST provides outstanding structural biology research facilities, including a Titan KRIOS [with phase plates, Quantum GIF Gatan filter (model 968), K2 Summit direct detector and access to powerful GPU computer clusters], NMR spectrometers (600, 700 and 950 MHz) and an in-house X-ray source. KAUST facilities also include state-of-the-art core laboratories in Genomics, Proteomics, Imaging & Characterization, Extreme Computing and Informatics, and an animal resource lab. The KAUST structure and organisation is particularly suitable for out-of-the-box interdisciplinary collaborative research, and offers strong support for translating research into impactful innovations.

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:

  • Full curriculum vitae with complete list of publications
  • A research plan
  • A statement of teaching interests
  • a list of at least 4 academic referees

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