Postdoctoral Research Fellow Positions at KAUST Saudi Arabia:

In machine learning and data mining:

Two Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions are offered and available in Machine Intelligence and Knowledge Engineering (MINE) Laboratory directed by Dr. Xiangliang Zhang in the Division of Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences & Engineering (CEMSE) at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) located on Red Sea shore. Candidates with knowledge in one or more of the following research areas are invited to apply: machine learning, data mining, databases, and information retrieval and recommender systems.

Additional information about MINE Lab:  

Applicants require to hold an earned PhD. (or be near completion) in computer science or in a related field with good programming expertise’s in C/C++/Java/Matlab. Successful candidates are expected to be energetic and have a good publication record (as a minimum have one paper accepted by premier conferences or journals like KDD, NIPS, ICML, IJCAI, AAAI, SIGMOD, VLDB, ICDE, TKDE, TKDD, etc.) and good command of English. The position holders will carry out interdisciplinary research, shape research directions, produce and disseminate results through publications, coordinate research projects and assist to supervise PhD. and M.S students. 

  • The PostDoc positions are for 1 to 3 years. 

KAUST offers:

-Very competitive tax exemption salary and benefit package (e.g., free high-standards fully furnished houses, health insurance, education at KAUST international schools for children, 20 days of paid vacation per year, relocation allowance, repatriation allowance). 

– Adequate funding support (e.g., conference attendance and international trip support). 

– High-tech research facilities, including one of the fastest supercomputers in the world (IBM BlueGene, 64000 cores, 64-TB RAM), and a word-class visualization center. 

– Solid collaboration (including exchange visits) with our partners for example IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Texas A&M University, INRIA, Microsoft Research Asia and others. 

Vibrant campus life and remarkable recreational, leisure facilities that include a private beach, marina and golf course. 

Application Procedure:

Eligible and interested applicants are invited to submit their application electronically to Dr. Xiangliang Zhang (xiangliang.zhang@kaust.edu.sa) with a detailed professional Curriculum Vita (including educational background, professional know-how, and a list of publications). Successful candidates will be further contacted to provide more documents (e.g., two or three recommendation letters and a brief statement of research interests/plans). Applications will be handled in strict confidentiality. KAUST is an equal opportunity employer. 

Deadline: Review of applications will begin instantly and the positions will remain open until filled.


 About KAUST:

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a brand new, international, graduate-level Research University supported by a multi-billion dollar endowment. With enough research funding, highly competitive and merit-based compensation scheme, modern core facilities, supercomputing machines (for KAUST Shaheen Supercomputer visit.  and university leadership’s vision and commitment to make KAUST one of the world’s utmost academic institutions. 

KAUST has attracted a large group of internationally recognized aptitudes. Joint (PhD) Degree Program will shortly be released between KAUST and Technische Universit?t M¨¹nchen (TUM), and TA&M, and Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. Furthermore, through a Global Research. Partnership, KAUST has built up deep and meaningful partnerships with the world’s most premier institutions (e.g., Stanford University, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC), The University of Oxford, UC Berkeley, Cornell University, University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University) and big companies (e.g., IBM, Boeing, Dow Chemical Company), which provide KAUST researchers sufficient opportunities to work with the world’s most leading scientists and to commercialize their research projects. The aforesaid unrivaled resources available to KAUST researchers offer extraordinary opportunities for scientists from around the globe and across all cultures to build up their career at KAUST. 

Application Deadline: 31 December 2012

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