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IMPACT lab provides excellent opportunities for students to work on cutting edge research projects with state of the art CAD tools and lab resources. Many joint projects permit students to work with industrial partners such as IBM USA, VTT Electronics Finland, and academic partners like Georgia Institute of Technology USA, Berkeley University USA and Carleton University Canada,  and government research labs such as CRC and NRC Canada.

Prospective Masters students are encouraged to apply directly to KAUST admissions.  Once selected in KAUST, they can join IMPACT lab for directed research (short term research projects) or Masters thesis.

PhD and Post-doctoral applicants must apply directly to principal investigator Dr. Atif Shamim atif.shamim@kaust.edu.sa for available positions in the group.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position

 

Appointment Available Immediately

Integrated Microwave Packaging Antenna and Circuit Technology (IMPACT) Lab at KAUST (https://impact.kaust.edu.sa/)

 

1. Postdoctoral Research Fellow in RFID​

Job Description:

A successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or a related discipline, with a proven track record for world-class research. The candidate must have a strong background in RFID antenna design with a special focus on antenna miniaturization techniques. Specifically, the candidate has to work on design of ultra-miniaturized far-field passive RFID tag antennas as well as high gain directional antennas for RFID readers. Work will also include integration of designed antenna with an RFID chip. Knowledge of systems and networks to collect, process and present (in appropriate user interface) data from network grid of RFID readers will be a plus.

 

2. Postdoctoral Research Fellow in RF Energy Harvesting​

Job Description:

A successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or a related discipline, with a proven track record for world-class research. The candidate must have a strong background in antenna design and RF circuits with a special focus on designing RF energy harvesters. The candidate must be experienced in antenna design, electromagnetic simulations, RF circuits (experience in rectifier design can be very useful for the project). The candidate will have to work with multidisciplinary team to combine other kind of ambient source harvesters. Experience in additive manufacturing such as 3D printing, inkjet and screen printing will be a plus

 

3. Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Wireless sensor

Job Description:

A successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or a related discipline, with a proven track record for world-class research. The candidate must have a proven research background in ultrasonic communication (modem designs) and ultrasonic sensors, with a special focus on underwater communication. A candidate with knowledge of mixed signals circuit design will be preferred. Knowledge of wireless modules such as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), WiFi and GSM will be a plus.

 

4. Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Nano-Fabrication

Job Description:

A successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics or a related discipline, with a proven track record for world-class research. The candidate must have a strong background in nano-fabrication. Candidates with experience in Electron Beam Lithography (EBL) will be preferred. Knowledge and experience in THz antennas or high-speed diodes will be a plus. Some publication related to the project can be found in the links below.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2468606917301739

http://www.nature.com/articles/srep04270

 

5. Postdoctoral Research Fellow in 5G array

Job Description:

A successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or a related discipline, with a proven track record for world-class research. The candidate must have a strong background in mm-wave antenna array design with a focus on beam-scanning/beam-switching antennas. Experience with RF circuits and PCB design will be beneficial for the project.

 

Salary and benefits:

Remuneration will be highly competitive and commensurate with the applicant's qualifications and experience. Additionally, successful applicants will also receive benefit packages provided by KAUST, such as:

(1)   Furnished housing

(2)   Free education at KAUST schools for the postdoctoral fellow’s children (if there are any).

(3)   Subsidized medical and dental insurance.

 

Position Start Date: Immediately

 

Appointment Period: One year with possible extension to two more years (a total of 3years)

 

Application Procedure: Interested applicants should e-mail Professor Atif Shamim (atif.shamim@kaust.edu.sa) with a complete professional CV (including educational background, experience, and a list of publications). If your expertise is of interest to IMPACT, you will then be contacted for additional documents (two recommendation letters and a brief statement of research interests/plans).

 

Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

 

About KAUST

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is being established in Saudi Arabia, on the Red Sea coastal area of Thuwal, as an international graduate-level research university dedicated to inspiring a new age of scientific achievement that will benefit the region and the world. As an independent and merit-based institution and one of the best-endowed universities in the world, KAUST intends to become a major new contributor to the global network of collaborative research. The leading position of KAUST with respect to research output in the region and the world was recognized by the QS World University Rankings 2016-2017, which ranked the University first globally in the category of Faculty Citations. Further information can be found at http://www.kaust.edu.sa.