Research Scientist in Interdisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals Interdisciplinary Research Center for Advanced Materials

Saudi Arabia

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants must be fluent in English as it is the medium of instruction in the University.

Posting Details

Job Reference Number F207

Job Title Research Scientist/Engineer at Interdisciplinary Research Center for Advanced Materials

Location Dhahran – Saudi Arabia

Type Full Time

Job Description

The center seeks to fill several research positions with potential candidates showing ability and desire for excellence in materials research. The candidates must have vast experience and in-depth knowledge in any of the following areas: coatings; surface engineering; light alloys; polymers; composites; biomaterials; smart materials; self-healing materials; nanomaterials; multifunctional materials; graphene; metamaterials; photovoltaic materials; hydrogen storage materials; materials for extreme environments; electrochemistry; corrosion; corrosion & scale inhibitors; tribology; computational materials; machine learning in materials selection and design

Job Responsibility

Developing research ideas and write research proposals.
Conduct basic and applied research.
Develop advanced products and technology.
Attract talented graduate students and post-docs.
Publish manuscripts in high-impact journals.
Present in local/international conferences and technical meetings.
Submit patent applications and attempt technology commercialization.
Build competencies in the materials area.
Compensation & Benefits

The appointment includes the following benefits according to the university policy

1. Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience.
2. Free furnished, air-conditioned on-campus housing unit with free essential utilities and maintenance.
3. Air ticket/s to Dhahran on appointment
4. Annual repatriation air ticket/s for family members up to four persons.
5. 30 days of paid vacation.
6. Assistance with local tuition fees for school-aged dependent children.
7. Transportation allowance
8. Free health care at KFUPM Clinic
9. End-of-service gratuity after two (2) years of continuous service.
The KFUPM campus has a range of facilities, including a medical and dental clinic, a health club with a swimming pool, an extensive library, computing, research and teaching laboratory facilities, a recreation center, and a private beach.


A Ph.D. degree in Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, or a related field from a reputable institution.
In-depth knowledge and a strong record of published research in one or more of the areas described in the Job Description.
Experience in supervising the research of graduate students or have industrial experience in the respective areas.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must be fluent in English as it is the medium of instruction in the University

Contact Information

Director, Talent Acquisition,
King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
KFUPM Box 5005, Dhahran 31261
Saudi Arabia
Telephone: +966 13 860-7854
Fax: +966 13 860-1273

Open Date 04/03/2022

Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. *What is the Highest Education Level you have earned?*How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Bachelor's
    • Master's
    • PhD or above
  2. (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. All Official Transcripts (BS, MS, Ph.D.) combined in one file
  4. All Degrees and Certifications (BS, MS, Ph.D.) combined in one file
  5. Abstract of the Dissertation
  6. Scanned copy of Passport
  7. Applicant Photo
  8. Teaching Statement
  9. Research Statement
  10. List of Publications
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document

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