We currently have openings for a postdoctoral fellow and two Masters students.
We are currently seeking a highly motivated, independent but team-oriented postdoctoral fellow with strong bioinformatics background. Our group applies functional and comparative genomics techniques to investigate the molecular basis of symbiosis and
adaptation in corals and related cnidarian model organisms. The respective projects are focused on NGS data analysis and include RNAseq, genome and transcriptome assembly as well as bisulfite and ChIP-Seq data.
The successful candidate will join the Group of Prof. Manuel Aranda at the Red Sea Research Center of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Strong computational skills in the areas of Perl or Python programing as well as the proficient use of open source software for data processing and analysis of NGS data are required.
KAUST is a dynamic new university campus and campus community in Saudi Arabia that opened in September 2009. The campus is located directly at the Red Sea, near Jeddah. More information is available at www.kaust.edu.sa.
The position includes a highly competitive tax free salary, accommodation, annual leave, and health insurance.
Please send cover letter summarizing your qualifications and interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for 2 references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications that do not fulfill requirements outlined above will not be considered.
Open till filled
We are looking for a MS student to join our group at the Red Sea Research Center of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) next fall.
The proposed project focuses on studying evolutionary adaptations underlying the coral-dinoflagellate symbiosis. As part of this project the candidate will use spatial transcriptomics data from our model organism Aiptasia to identify putative candidate genes involved in symbiosis maintenance and to trace their evolutionary origins and adaptations using phylogenomic approaches.
We are seeking highly motivated, self-dependent applicants with an interest in molecular biology and/or genomics. Desired qualifications are experience in molecular biology, bioinformatic analyses and/or immunohistochemistry. The candidates will be working in an international research environment and are expected to be proficient in spoken and written English.
The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is located directly on the Red Sea on more than 36 square kilometers encompassing state-of-the-art research facilities as well as housing and recreational facilities for the campus community. More information is available at www.kaust.edu.sa. The MS student package includes: a generous annual stipend, remission of tuition, housing, relocation, yearly repatriation travel, and medical insurance. Interested candidates should send a short motivation letter and up-to-date CV to email@example.com.