Current Vacancies

Spousal / contractor position

  • Consultant/Scientist/Botanist for date palm germplasm collection

We are looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking Saudi scientist to contribute to the establishment of a date palm germplasm collection at KAUST. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to visit date palm farms, stations and centers from throughout the KSA to map and collect date palm varieties/samples. The applicant will be the link between the KAUST team and the date palm community in KSA.


Staff position

  • Agricultural Specialist

The Center for Desert Agriculture in KAUST is seeking a motivated and articulate researcher to lead the design and establishment of a range of controlled-environment and open-field plant growth facilities for research and teaching in plant science, agriculture and agronomy, in line with the CDA’s Strategic Plan. The agricultural specialist will need to work independently with expert consultants to design and build several facilities, and coordinate their operation with other operations within the University, in particular the KAUST Core Labs.

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Faculty Positions

We seek creative and independent scientists with specific interests in Agroecosystems Biology and Engineering . Colleagues are invited to join our faculty at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level.



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Our faculty offer attractive Fellowships and unparalleled research faculties to attract the best available researchers globally.​



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