Job Opportunity - Postdoctoral Researcher

​We are seeking to fill positions for postdoctoral researchers at the Computational Bioscience Research Center at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.

The researchers will work in the research group of Robert Hoehndorf, a research group which is internationally recognized for their work in biomedical data mining, and which has strong collaborations with leading research institutes. The postdoctoral researcher will work on the development and application of Artificial Intelligence methods in bioinformatics and computational biology, with a particular focus on combining symbolic AI approaches (e.g., ontologies, knowledge graphs, rule-based systems) with machine learning methods.



- A completed Ph.D. and Master's degree in a relevant field (Computer Science or related), 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 of the following areas:

  - Machine Learning, Data Mining, Statistics, Data Science

  - Semantic Technologies and Ontologies, Knowledge Representation, Formal Logic

  - Development of novel methods in Bioinformatics or Biomedical data analytics

The postdoctoral researchers will be responsible for carrying out high-level research, including presentation of research results at conferences and 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 CV, a list of publications, the names and contact details of two references, and a letter of motivation by email to: robert.hoehndorf@kaust.edu.sa


For any questions related to the position, please contact Robert Hoehndorf (robert.hoehndorf@kaust.edu.sa).


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 www.kaust.edu.sa.​