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DC Career Fair Spotlight: KAUST

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Visit the newly revamped ACS Career Fair, held inside the Expo hall at the 254th National Meeting & Exposition in Washington, D.C. and meet with top employers such as KAUST for your next career or study opportunity.

Who is KAUST?

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a graduate-level research university located on the shores of the Red Sea. The students, faculty, scientists and engineers at KAUST are addressing some of the worlds’ most pressing challenges related to food, water, energy and the environment.

What’s it like to work at KAUST?

KAUST believes that personal fulfillment and discovery are integral aspects of a rewarding professional life; the university makes it easy for faculty, staff and postdocs to balance their professional responsibilities with other aspects of their lives. Learn more about KAUST.

Opportunities in the KAUST Core Labs

The KAUST Core Labs provide state-of-the-art facilities, training and services to the KAUST research community, collaborators and industrial partners.

Video: A Look inside the KAUST Core Labs

Current Core Labs open positions

  • Analytical Chemist and Team Lead Organics Analysis
  • Analytical Chemist and Team Lead Solid Characterization
  • Bioscience – Team Lead Third Generation and Capillary Sequencing
  • Senior Technical Specialist Cleanroom
  • Analytical Chemist and Team Lead Inorganics Analysis
  • Bioscience Technical Specialist Flow Cytometry
  • Monthly living allowance (ranging between $20,000-30,000 annual, depending on qualifications and progression through degree programs)
  • Housing
  • Medical and dental coverage
  • Relocation support

Learn more about studying at KAUST.

Don't miss these guests at the KAUST booth

August 21: L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Winner Niveen Khashab.

August 21: Osman Bakr, known for his work in perovskite crystals. Read more.

Speaker Presentations

“Creative Science Communications” at 6 PM on August 20

L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Winner Niveen Khashab will be talking about her research in the Expo Theater on August 21 at 3 PM.

"Inside the KAUST Core Labs” at 2:30 PM on August 22.

Raffle Prizes

Day 1

Grand Prize: Ipad Pro 256 GB

Regular Prizes : Mini Ipad 128 GB

Day 2

Grand Prize: Iphone 7 128GB

Regular Prizes : Beats Solo 3 wireless Headphones

Day 3

Grand Prize: Hero 5 Black 4 K action Go Pro Camera

Regular Prizes : iWatch series

(all prizes given away at the KAUST booth following the speaker presentations)


Find KAUST at booth 2333 on the expo floor! Participate in their daily raffles and win exciting prizes.

Want to meet with KAUST and other great employers? ACS members can create an online profile, upload resumes, search job postings, and even schedule interviews with participating employers, all at the Career Fair. Not a member? You can still stop by employers' booths and network to find your next career opportunity.