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Date: Sun Oct 9 06:44:49 2016
Subject: 16.10.09 PhD position at KAUST, Prof. Luigi Cavallo

Position offered: 
One PhD position in computational catalysis is available at the KAUST, King Abdullah 
University of Science and Technology-, Saudi Arabia (, in the 
group of Prof. Luigi Cavallo ( 

Within this scholarship the student will acquire the skills needed to build a successful 
career in independent research, by filling the gap between a student and a scientist. 
This implies mastering: i) the computational chemistry tools to carry out top-class 
research; ii) developing the needed chemistry knowledge to understand the problem 
at hand; iii) to communicate properly with experimental partners; iv) communicating 
research effectively in oral presentations and publication in journals; v) developing 
a critical approach to science; vi) write independent research proposals. Strong interaction 
with experimental groups is expected during the whole PhD. Students at KAUST 
are expected to graduate within 3-5 years.

Further information on studying chemistry at KAUST is available at:

A KAUST scholarship will support the student during the whole stay at KAUST. 
Benefits include free fully furnished housing, free high standard medical and dental 
insurance.  The KAUST is located on the red sea shore, close to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. 
Campus life at the KAUST is vibrant, with impressive recreational facilities that include 
excellent gym, climbing wall, martial arts and yoga classes, squash, racquet and tennis 
courts, basket and volley ball arena, beach volley, open air pools, private beach, 
snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing and dinghy sailing.
Only applicants with the following qualifications will be considered.
A recent Ms degree in Physics, Chemistry, or a related field.
Good knowledge of physical chemistry.
Experience in computational chemistry would be a plus.
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
Good judgment, independency at work, clear sense of purpose, and accountability.
TOEFL for non-native English speakers

Useful websites:

Applications should include a CV and contact information of at least 
two references and should be submitted by email to Prof. Luigi Cavallo at 

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