King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Research Scientist Positions - Body Area Networks - 2022

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Full-time, 1 year contract, extendable.

The Communication and Computing Systems Lab (CCSL) of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) invites applications for a Research Scientist (RS) with experience in the general area of body area networks (BAN) and intra-body communications (IBC). The candidate must have demonstrated a proven capacity for world-class research that is reflected in his/her publication record. In particular, a track record of excellent research, student mentorship, writing and communication skills are fundamental. We seek candidates who are prepared to participate in the shaping of a 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.

Experience in the following areas is desirable:

  1. Mixed signal circuit design
  2. Wearable body sensor design and applications
  3. Human-Electrode interface modelling
  4. Communication system design and modelling
  5. Health monitoring, stress profiling etc. using BAN
  6. Application of sensors and systems in biomedical areas.

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.


KAUST is an international, graduate-only research university with researchers from over 100 nationalities, located on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia less than an hour drive north of Jeddah. KAUST offers outstanding research facilities, internationally competitive salaries, one round-trip travel to home country per year, and generous research funding from KAUST as well as other funding opportunities through industry collaborations. KAUST attracts top international faculty, scientists, engineers and students to conduct curiosity-driven and goal-oriented research to address the world’s pressing scientific and technological challenges.

KAUST has an award-winning campus to live, work, study and play that is designed to inspire and motivate students, employees and their families to maintain an active lifestyle. The community members enjoy elementary and secondary schools, health clinic, on-demand as well as scheduled transportations, thematic community clubs, as well as several fitness and outdoor sports installations including sea-faring sports. On the cultural and leisure side, KAUST fosters the arts with a performance theater for concerts and plays as well as a movie theater, besides numerous dining options and the Red Sea just steps away, information may be found here.

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. A strong background in embedded systems, sensor systems, biology and/or bioengineering is a plus. 

We consider as an added advantage proven track record in research project definition and management, team leading, research collaboration with industrial partners and experience in supporting MS/PhD candidates in their research.

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

How to Apply

You are required to complete an application form and upload the following materials:

  • Curriculum Vitae, your contact address, training record, work experience, publications, and clear evidence about the documented experience requested above in the call.
  • Letter of intent (up to 500 words) including the personal motivations for applying to KAUST and a statement indicating which research topic(s)  listed above you are interested in and explaining your motivations for it.
  • Copies of up to three papers substantiating your background and/or experience in these topics.
  • Transcript of your PhD certificate. Copies allowed.
  • Contact information for 3 referees.

Because of the high volume of applications that we usually receive, only applications submitted through the interfolio link will be considered. Applications will be pre-screened as soon as they are received and will receive full consideration through rolling cut-off date periods until the position is filled. 

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

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Research Scientist Positions - Body Area Networks - 2022
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