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Team Lead - Solid Phase Characterization
KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)

Date Posted May 11, 2018
Title Team Lead - Solid Phase Characterization
University KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Thuwal
    Saudi Arabia
  • Professional Staff
  • Chemistry - General

Analytical Chemist/Materials Scientist

Team Lead - Solid Phase Characterization
KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)

The KAUST Analytical Chemistry Core Lab is seeking a highly motivated scientist with strong communication skills and background in gas sorption techniques, porous materials and molecular spectroscopy to lead a team of scientists in its Solid Phase Characterization unit. If you are driven by peak performance with a sense of adventure and excitement for a new challenge, this job could be perfect for you.

Opportunity to Join the KAUST Core Labs
KAUST is an international graduate-level, merit-based research university dedicated to advancing science and technology through innovative and collaborative research and to addressing challenges of regional and global significance.

The Analytical Chemistry Core Lab (ACL) is one of ten major user facilities available to researchers at KAUST and their worldwide collaborators. We provide advanced techniques and expertise for custom and routine chemical analysis of a variety of materials including polymers, catalysts, oil, sediments, water and biological tissues. Our mission includes the training of researchers to independently use our resources and also to engage in full service analytical projects and research collaborations.

Located on the beautiful Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia, KAUST sets exceptional standards in residences and recreational facilities and boasts a truly multicultural experience. It's the perfect setting to live and work for all employees and their families while also offering internationally competitive salaries and outstanding benefits.

Major Responsibilities
Manage a small team to engage in routine and custom research-grade analyses
Oversee a comprehensive suite of state- of-the-art instruments for gas sorption, molecular spectroscopy and thermal analysis of materials
Provide training and technical support to researchers, students and staff on techniques and newly developed methods
Collaborate with KAUST researchers and external partners within approved scientific projects
Ensure safety and an excellent

PhD degree with at least 5 years of experience in chemistry, chemical engineering or materials science
Extensive theoretical and practical expertise on gas sorption techniques, especially focusing on high-pressure adsorption of pure and mixed gases
Knowledge of other solid phase characterization techniques such as thermal analysis and molecular spectroscopy
Ability to act as a professional consultant to faculty and external partners in the field of your expertise
Good supervisory and organizational skill and the ability to perform well in a multi-cultural collaborative environment
Strong problem solving and technical troubleshooting skills to conduct simple repairs independently or remotely guided
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English

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