Open Postdoctoral Fellow position in Sustainable Technologies for Arid Lands Agriculture

28 February, 2022

Project: Bio-inspired technologies for precision agriculture in hot and dry regions

We solicit applications for a postdoctoral position in Professor Himanshu Mishra’s Research Group
(Interfacial Lab) at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia

(Interfacial Lab).

Description: Broadly, we are developing bio-inspired sustainable approaches for achieving food-water security. For instance, growing more food with less water in arid regions, reducing humanity’s carbon footprint, and reducing post-harvest losses. Specific areas of focus are:

1. Soil-amendment materials: biochars, moisture-absorbing polymers, and mulches.

2. Precision agriculture: irrigation technologies for the MENA region and soil-moisture monitoring.

3. Greenhouses and field-scale experiments to quantify the effects of these technologies on plant health.

4. Low-cost grain storage technologies to reduce post-harvest losses.

5. Scale-up of our technologies



The candidate should have a PhD in agricultural engineering, plant science, or a related field. We expect
the individual to be
  • Curiosity-driven, dedicated.
  • Meticulous at planning experiments.
The position is ideal for a self-motivated creative researcher who wants to address challenges
threatening global food—water security, the mega-challenge of our time.

KAUST Benefits for Postdoc Fellows:
  • Competitive Salary
  • Housing provided free of charge
  • Local medical insurance provided for postdoc fellows and eligible dependents
  • Relocation allowance
  • Schooling is provided to eligible dependents at KAUST Schools (normal admission procedures apply)
To apply:
Please upload your updated CV, cover letter, list of publications, and contact information for three
references to interfolio: here