Job advt: Postdoctoral Fellow in Assisted Evolution in Corals

14 September, 2021

We are seeking a highly motivated, independent but team-oriented postdoctoral researcher with a strong background in coral reproduction and husbandry.

The successful candidate will join the Coral Symbiomics group at the Red Sea Research Center of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) to work on selective breeding studies in corals.

Qualified candidates must have

- a Ph.D. in Biology or Marine Biology

- experience in fieldwork and coral breeding

Candidates with experience in designing and conducting large-scale coral breeding experiments will be favored.

The position will be initially for 2 years with an option to extend further depending on performance. It includes a highly competitive tax-free salary, accommodation, yearly repatriation allowance, and health insurance.

The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a public research university located in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia. KAUST’s core campus 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

To apply: Please send a cover letter summarizing your qualifications and interests, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of 2 referees to Applications that do not fulfill the requirements outlined above will not be considered.