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Three postdoc positions at KAUST -- one joint with University of Wollongong

  • 21 Sep 2023 6:47 AM
    Message # 13257107

    The Extreme Statistics research group (extSTAT, led by Prof. Raphaël Huser at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, is seeking to appoint three Postdoctoral Research Fellows (one joint with the University of Wollongong, Australia) to work on research problems at the interface between several of the following areas:

    • Spatio-temporal statistics
    • Computational statistics, statistical learning, and deep learning (neural networks, etc.)
    • Extreme-value theory and statistics
    • Applications in climate science, geoscience, finance, neuroscience

    The three postdoc positions are designed to be a career-building step for junior scholars, with the development of a research program as focus. Two of these postdocs will be fully part of the extSTAT research group at KAUST, primarily supervised by Raphaël Huser, and one of these will initially be based at the Centre for Environmental Informatics, University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia, under the primary supervision of Andrew Zammit-Mangion, for eight months. Two of the three postdoc positions will be closely aligned with the research project entitled "Neural Estimators for Fast Optimal Inference with Intractable Statistical Models in Complex Settings" in collaboration with Andrew Zammit-Mangion, due to start in January 2024. Successful candidates will be expected to conduct and present high-quality research, publish papers, and help with PhD student mentoring.

    Conditions: KAUST offers:

    • Highly competitive salary, with generous benefits
    • Top computational facilities (e.g., on-site supercomputer), high-end workstations, and superb resources
    • Opportunities to attend local and international conferences
    • A beautiful campus located on the shores of the Red Sea with excellent recreational facilities
    • A diverse multicultural community (with more than 100 nationalities represented on campus)


    -Start date: as soon as possible. Selection for positions will start immediately and continue until positions are filled. Applications received first will have highest priority.

    -Initial appointment for one year (KAUST) or eight months (UOW), renewable for up to 3 years subject to satisfactory performance.



    Andrew Zammit Mangion

    Associate Professor

    NIASRA, SMAS | EIS | 195/39C

    University of Wollongong NSW 2522 Australia

    +61 2 4221 5112

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