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Thuwal, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
30+ days ago
Thuwal, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
30+ days ago


Staff Scientist – Organic Analysis (Petroleomics)

The KAUST Analytical Chemistry Core Lab (ACL) is seeking a highly motivated analytical chemist with a solid background in chromatographic separation and high resolution mass spectrometry to support the characterization of small organic compounds, crude oils, fuels, polymers and lubricants in complex matrices. The scientist will be part of a state-of-the-art laboratory using a wide range of analytical techniques, related sample preparation, statistical analysis and data interpretation.

The successful candidate will be in charge of operating high resolution mass spectrometers and of developing cutting-edge methods, workflows and applications. He/she must have extensive and diverse experience in designing and optimizing experimental methods to fit specific needs of the facility users.

The scientist is expected to keep abreast of current scientific developments in the field in order to be able to train and provide technical support to other team members and facility users. ACL is service and support oriented; therefore, it is important that the successful candidate meets deadlines and works effectively both independently and in collaboration with team members, lab users, and service providers.

  • Apply advanced analytical techniques (FTICR-MS, GCXGC-TOF, MALDI-TOF, UHPLC-QTOF, GC-MS/MS, GC-FID/SCD/NCD) to solve challenging scientific problems
  • Develop and validate new instrumental analytical methods for petroleomics studies to meet the challenges in a multi-user environment
  • Provide training and technical support to staff and lab users including KAUST researchers, students, external collaborators and industry users in his/her main area of expertise
  • Engage in KAUST research projects in the area of petroleomics, fuels, lubricants and polymer characterization that require chromatographic separation and advanced high resolution mass spectrometry (preferable using FTICR-MS)
  • Manage major analytical projects for internal and external clients


  • PhD in analytical chemistry, chemical engineering, geochemistry, environmental science or a related field with strong fundamental knowledge of organic analytical chemistry
  • At least 2 to 3 years of experience with in-depth operational knowledge and experience in characterization of small organic compounds, crude oils, fuels, polymers and lubricants using state of the art instrumentation(preferable using FTICR-MS)
  • Demonstrable experience with a wide range of chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques, and related sample preparation

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59387023
  • Location:
    Thuwal, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
  • Company Name: KAUST
  • Position Title: Scientist in Petroleomics
  • Industry: Hydrocarbon Analysis,Bio-analysis
  • Job Function: Res. & Dev. Scientist,
    Computer Applications
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Degree Required: 1
  • Min Experience: 2-3 Years
  • Required Travel: None

KAUST is an international graduate-level, merit-based research university dedicated to advancing science and technology through innovative and collaborative research and addressing challenges of regional and global significance. Based near Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, KAUST has attracted top-notch faculty and staff from all over the world, especially from countries such as the USA, UK, Germany, China, Australia, Japan, and Italy. The working environment at KAUST is truly international, with about 100 nations represented on campus.

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