Getting started with the KAUST Core Labs

By | October 16, 2015
Visualization Laboratory

The KAUST Viz Lab, photo courtesy KAUST Official on Flickr

Yesterday I started a part-time position as the Events and Community Relations Coordinator in the KAUST Core Labs. The Core Labs are a host of shared resources to be used across the university – a dazzling array of leading scientific equipment and brainpower including the 7th fastest Super Computer in the world.

I’ll be working on an interesting mix of communication-focused projects including hosting laboratory tours/events, community outreach, and content curation. I am tremendously excited as it gives me the opportunity to build on an already successful program as well as learn lots more about the research being done at KAUST.

  • Osama Younis

    Wow.. Congratulations!

    Now you have to start your duties by giving me -as a qualified non-KAUST member- the chance to collaborate on research being done at these core labs, this is part of your community outreach tasks :D

    Best wishes on your new adventure..

  • Thanks for your kind words, Osama. I’m pretty excited about the opportunity. Where are you working? I’m not sure if I can help, but feel free to let me know what you’re working on anyhow. Maybe I can try to point you in the right direction.

  • Osama Younis

    I am working as a programs specialist in a big company in Jeddah, I have a Master degree in Computer Science and I’m interested in scientific research on the fields of: Bioinformatics, HPC and CloudComputing.
    Many thanks..

  • Perhaps you’d like to apply to study at KAUST: http://www.kaust.edu.sa/study.html? You may also be interested in the work being done in the innovation center: http://innovation.kaust.edu.sa/

  • Kush Mishra

    Hi Claire,

    I have been offered the position of research consultant at KAUST and I’m planning to start by April mid 2016. The HR guys tell me that since I am a consultant for the university, I am not allowed any leaves. In essence if I do take leaves, they will be unpaid.

    I am not so comfortable with this. Do you know any consultants working in KAUST or any information that can help me?

    Regards
    Kush

  • Hi Kush, I don’t want to get involved with any contract negotiations or speak on behalf of the university in any way, but from my own personal experience I have never heard of a consultant anywhere who has paid leave or other standard benefits of salaried employees.

  • Hafsa

    Hi Claire
    I have googled for months now and I found nothing on students with kids at kaust. Can you please let me know whether students pursuing masters degree at kaust have day care facility for their children?