Thuwal Saudi Arabia
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Postdoctoral Researchers - Knowledge Mining

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Computational Bioscience Research Center

Job Title: Postdoctoral Researchers - Knowledge Mining
Reference Code: 1135829
Job Location: Thuwal
Saudi Arabia
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Engineering & applied sciences
Sciences and technology: other
Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems
Biology/biotechnology/life sciences
Date Posted: 2018-01-10
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Postdoctoral Researchers - Knowledge Mining
KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)

We are seeking to fill positions for two postdoctoral researchers in the domain of Knowledge Mining 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 heavily works on biomedical data mining and has strong collaborations links. The postdoctoral researchers will work on the development and application of Artificial Intelligence methods in bioinformatics and computational biology, with a particular focus on machine and deep learning, and systems biology approaches.

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.

Job Requirements


  • A completed PhD and Master degree in a relevant field (Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related fields), 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 one or more of the following areas:
    • Machine Learning, Data Mining, Statistics, Data Science, Semantic Technologies and Ontologies, Development of novel methods in Bioinformatics, and Biomedical data analytics

Information and Application Process Instructions

How to apply:
To apply, please send your CV, a list of publications, the names and contact details of two references, and a letter of motivation by email to:

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 theQS World University Rankings 2016-2017, which ranked the University first globally in the category of Faculty Citations. Further information can be found at

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