Postdoctoral Researcher - Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Jeddah (SA)
23 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Postdoctoral Researchers – Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

We are seeking to fill positions for two postdoctoral researchers in the domain of bioinformatics and computational biology at the Computational Bioscience Research Center at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.

The researchers will work in the Knowledge Mining Lab of Prof. Vladimir Bajic ( The group works heavily on the analysis of biomedical data and has strong collaborations links. The postdoctoral researchers will work on the development and application of Artificial Intelligence and signal processing, as well as conventional bioinformatics methods in bioinformatics and computational biology, aiming at extracting useful information from various biomedical data with a particular focus on systems biology approaches. Some of the application domains are in drug repurposing, diagnostic biomarkers, metagenomics, industrial and pharmaceutically important enzymes and peptides, annotation of functions of genes and proteins, etc.

We are looking for self-driven, proactive knowledgeable candidates with a proven track record of accomplishments in domains of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. The record of publishing in reputable journals and developing bioinformatic tools and resources is a must. A wide background in bioinformatics domain and proven experience of successful work with a variety of bioinformatics datasets and problems is a definite advantage. 

- A completed PhD and Master degree in a relevant field (Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, or similar), 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 the relevant areas.

The postdoctoral researchers will be responsible for carrying out high-level research, including presentation of research results at conferences and publications 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 detailed CV, a list of publications, and a letter of motivation combined in a single pdf document by email to: (cc to: ). Applications with documentation in multiple files will not be considered.

For any questions related to the position, please contact Vladimir Bajic (

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is being established in Saudi Arabia, on the Red Sea coastal area of Thuwal, as an international graduate-level research university dedicated to inspiring a new age of scientific achievement that will benefit the region and the world. As an independent and merit-based institution and one of the best-endowed universities in the world, KAUST intends to become a major new contributor to the global network of collaborative research. It will enable researchers from around the globe to work together to solve challenging scientific and technological problems. The admission of students, the appointment, promotion and retention of faculty and staff and all the educational, administrative and other activities of the University shall be conducted on the basis of equality, without regard to race, color, religion or gender. The leading position of KAUST with respect to research output in the region and the world was recognized by the QS World University Rankings 2016-2017, which ranked the University first globally in the category of Faculty Citations. Further information can be found at