King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals

About Us

The Applied Research Center for Environment and Marine Studies at the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, invites applications for a researcher position specializing in data science, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning and mathematical data optimization. The incumbent will complement existing faculty strengths, and should demonstrate an excellent analytical and computational competency along with good communication and team working skills, while maintaining focus and be able to work independently in an interdisciplinary field of research. The position requires working with people from different cultures, and the ability to analyze huge datasets and synthesize scientific reports. For more information about the department,

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Job Responsibility
The candidate is expected to conduct multidisciplinary projects at the planning, development and implementation phases. He should have a strong background in his field of expertise.
  • Develop and enhance the capability with respect to Cloud computing/AI/ML/Bigdata.
  • Designing and developing tools and software with regards to Earth and Environmental system sciences.
  • Working experience in mathematical data optimization techniques, algorithm design, statistics, and machine learning to improve decision-making capabilities.
  • Experience in implementing AI/ML/Bigdata for the land, ocean, atmospheric, climate change applications.
  • The candidate should also have strong analytical skills; strong computing skills (Linux, and a scientific scripting language such as C, C++, Python, MATLAB)
  • Consulting and Advisory Experience is a must.

Compensation & Benefits
Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience. The appointment includes the following benefits according to the university policy.
1. Tax free salary.
2. Free furnished air-conditioned on-campus housing unit with free essential utilities and maintenance.
3. Air ticket/s to Dhahran on appointment.
4. Annual repatriation air ticket/s for family members up to four persons.
5. 30 days of paid vacation.
6. Assistance with local tuition fees for school-aged dependent children.
7. Transportation allowance
8. Free health care at KFUPM Clinic
9. End-of-service gratuity after two (2) years of continuous service.
The KFUPM campus has a range of facilities including a medical and dental clinic, health club with swimming pool, an extensive library, computing, researc

Applicants must have a Doctoral degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematical Sciences, Electrical Engineering or related fields.

Special Instructions to Applicants
1. Applications are invited for faculty positions as soon as possible at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
2. Applicants must be fluent in English as it is the medium of instruction in the University.
3. A good track record of research and of handling projects independently.

Contact Information
Director of Talent Acquisition Department
King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
KFUPM Box 5005, Dhahran 31261
Saudi Arabia
Telephone: +966 13 860-7854
Fax: +966 13 860-2442

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