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Date: Tue Jan 21 14:41:27 2020
Subject: 20.01.21 PhD position in Homogeneous Catalysis
Employer: KAUST - King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

From: Prof. Luigi Cavallo, KAUST Catalysis Center, KAUST, Saudi Arabia

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

The focus of the project will be developing software for correlating structural properties of catalysts 
to experimental behavior. Demonstrated coding ability in at least one major programming language 
is required.

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 the Kingdom of 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.
Good knowledge of at least one programming lamguage.
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
Good judgment, independency at work, clear sense of purpose, and accountability.
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Applications should include a CV and contact information of at least two references 
and should be submitted by email to Prof. Luigi Cavallo at luigi.cavallo|at|

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