King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Post-Doctoral Positions in Body Area Networks 2022

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Fixed Term Contract 1 year, full-time, expected extension pending satisfaction of milestones.

The Communication and Computing Systems Lab (CCSL) of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) invites applications for a Post-Doctoral position  with experience in the general area of body area networks (BAN) and intra-body communications (IBC). The ideal candidate will have experience in designing and prototyping body area network sensors and communication modules. A good background in biology, or a related discipline is a plus. The candidate must have demonstrated a proven capacity for world-class research that is reflected in his/her publication record. Furthermore, good technical writing and communication skills are fundamental.

We are looking for researchers who have completed their Ph.D. in the past four years, or will complete their Ph.D. soon, and wish to bootstrap their career, embracing the unique opportunity of participating in the shaping ofa challenging and innovative research theme, as well as contributing to the ambitious research agenda of the CCSL, supported by substantial research facilities and a nurturing eco-system.

Your Role

Successful candidates will be given excellent conditions for the deployment of their research skills, in terms of working conditions and laboratory facilities. The successful applicant will be involved in planning and executing research directions in collaboration with the principal investigator, Professor Ahmed Eltawil. Dissemination of research results is expected to be in high-impact venues, including journal publications, conference presentations, and professional meetings. Furthermore, the successful applicant will be expected to help supervise and guide graduate students.

We offer

You will work in an exciting international environment with researchers from over 100 nationalities and will have the opportunity to participate in the development of the research center agenda and boost your career development and training ( Post-docs receive highly competitive salaries, and no income tax is currently paid to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  Other benefits include free accommodation and healthcare, medical and dental insurance, one round-trip travel to home country per year, as well as general facilities as below, in a combination unmatchable by any other research environment worldwide.


KAUST ( is an international, graduate-only research university, located on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia. KAUST offers superb research facilities, including a supercomputer; generous assured research funding; and internationally competitive salaries. The liberal social policies coupled with the top-quality research facilities have succeeded in attracting top international faculty, scientists, engineers and students to conduct curiosity-driven and goal-oriented research, dedicated to inspiring a new age of scientific and technological achievement that will benefit the region and the world. All activities of the university are conducted on the basis of equality, without regard to race, religion, or gender.

KAUST’s award-winning campus has everything you need to live, work, study and play. With state-of-the-art fitness facilities, a golf course, numerous fine dining and casual fare restaurants, an Elementary and a Secondary school and the Red Sea just steps away, there is something for everyone ( For more information about life and employment at KAUST please visit our Employment Website:

Thanks to very effective measures, including the involvement ( of its researchers, the COVID-19 pandemic has barely affected the KAUST campus-city.

The ideal candidate will have experience in designing and prototyping body area network sensors and communication modules. The successful applicant must have completed a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering within the past  four years. Ph.D. students who can show that they will be graduating soon are also welcome to apply.  A strong background in embedded systems, sensor systems, biology and/or bioengineering is a plus. 

Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are mandatory. We require commitment, team working and a critical mind.

How to Apply

You will be required to complete an application form and upload all of the following materials:

    1. Complete, professional resume, including educational background, experience and  list of publications.
    2. Letter of intent (up to 500 words) including the personal motivations for applying to KAUST and a statement indicating why your research prepares you for a career in the areas outlined for this position.
    3. Transcript of your PhD certificate. Copies allowed.
    4. Names, affiliations, telephone numbers and email addresses of three individuals, who will provide letters of reference, if requested.

Because of the high volume of applications that we usually receive, only applications submitted through the online Interfolio form will be considered ( Applications will be pre-screened as soon as they are received and will receive full consideration until the position is filled. 

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to submit your application

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Post-Doctoral Positions in Body Area Networks 2022
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Thuwal, Saudi-Arabië
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