Research Scientist/Engineer in Interdisciplinary Research Center in Renewable Energy and Power Systems
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Saudi Arabia

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants must be fluent in English as it is the medium of instruction in the University.

Job Reference Number F20

Research Scientist/ Research Engineer - Interdisciplinary Research Center in Renewable Energy and Power Systems

Location Dhahran – Saudi Arabia

Type Full Time

Job Description

The IRC-REPS seeks to fill several positions with potential candidates having excellent experience in:

· Efficient solar cell development considering harsh weather conditions.

· Self-cleaning surfaces and coating for solar energy applications.
· Renewable energy conversion.
· Renewable energy applications in desalination, heating, cooling, etc.
· Power system stability, protection, and resiliency.
· Power systems operation and control under bulk integration of renewables.
· Micro-grids operated through renewable energy systems.
· Smart-grid data analytics and cybersecurity.
· Renewable energy integrated buildings, facilities, etc.
· Smart energy systems and energy auditing.
· Energy storage systems (thermal, electrical, hydrogen, and others).
· Industry 4.0, internet of things (IoT), edge computing, and data analytics for intelligent management of energy systems.
· Renewable energy policies and standards.
· Emerging technologies related to renewable energy and power systems.

Job Responsibility

The candidate should be capable of:

· Preparing research proposals and conducting research (basic, applied, and client-funded) in accordance with the center’s needs.
· Contributing to the ongoing research in the center.
· Preparing technical reports for the clients.
· Publishing research findings in high-impact scientific outlets.
· Mentoring university students (Ph.D./MSc/BSc)
· Developing courses (short and long) and organizing scientific workshops.
· Collaborating with local and international researchers.
· Building self-competencies in renewable energy and power systems

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, research and teaching laboratory facilities, a recreation center and a private beach.


Applicants must have earned their Ph.D. Degrees from the reputable institutions, strong track record of publications, excellent communication skills, experience in supervising students, teaching experience at the university level, and industrial experience in renewable energy applications, power systems, energy policy and regulation, energy efficiency, intelligent energy systems, industry 4.0 applications in energy systems, and renewable energy materials.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must be fluent in English as it is the medium of instruction in the University.

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

Open Date 05/16/2022

Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. *Gender*How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Male
    • Female
  2. (Open Ended Question)

  3. *Highest Education Level you have earned ?
    • Bachelor
    • Masters
    • PhD or above

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. All Official Transcripts (BS, MS, Ph.D.) combined in one file
  4. All Degrees and Certifications (BS, MS, Ph.D.) combined in one file
  5. Abstract of the Dissertation
  6. Scanned copy of Passport
  7. Applicant Photo
  8. Research Statement
  9. List of Publications
  10. Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document

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