KAUST is an international graduate-level, merit-based research university dedicated to advancing scientific and technological education and research, acting as a catalyst for innovation, economic development and social prosperity in the region and the world. Our research strives to enhance the welfare of society with a special focus on four areas of global significance – food, water, energy and the environment. Based near Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, KAUST has attracted top-notch faculty and staff from all over the world, with more than 80 nations represented on campus.
Project: Bio-inspired technologies for precision agriculture in hot and dry regions
We solicit applications for a PhD position in Professor Himanshu Mishra’s research Group (Interfacial Lab) at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia (https://interfaciallab.kaust.edu.sa).
Broadly, we are developing bio-inspired sustainable approaches for achieving food-water security. For instance, growing more food with less water in arid regions, reducing humanity’s carbon footprint, and reducing post-harvest losses. Specific areas of focus are:
The candidate should have an MS in agricultural engineering, plant science, or a related field. We expect the individual to be
The position is ideal for a self-motivated creative researcher who wants to address challenges threatening global food—water security, the mega-challenge of our time.
Please send the CV to Himanshu.Mishra@kaust.edu.sa
In addition to an unparalleled research infrastructure, KAUST also offers terrific opportunities to pursue innovation and economic development via startups. For further information about KAUST, student life/benefits, Prof. Mishra’s lab, etc., please visit:
At KAUST, we attract people from all around the world who want to create impact beyond their own achievements. Irrespective of their national origins, the people of KAUST are “people of the world” who uphold our values of achievement, passion, inspiration, citizenship, diversity, integrity, and openness. Located on the beautiful Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia, KAUST sets exceptional standards in residences, recreational facilities and boasts a truly multicultural community environment which can be enjoyed by all, along with ample opportunities and time to keep work and life in harmony. Expats are very well looked after, with packages including tax-free salary, relocation, accommodation and various additional incentives.
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|Title||PhD Position Vacancy|
|Employer||King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)|
|Job location||King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal|
|Published||April 21, 2021|
|Job types||PhD  |
|Fields||Biotechnology,   Agronomy,   Food Science,   Plant Fertilization, Animal and Human Nutrition,   Soil Science,   Agricultural Engineering  |