Opportunities

Join my GeoHealth research group at KAUST!

I am looking for outstanding Ph.D. students and Postdocs to join my group

Potential research areas include the development of innovative statistical methods and computational tools for health and environmental applications

  • Disease mapping, detection of clusters, early detection of outbreaks
  • Integration of spatial and spatio-temporal data
  • Development of R packages for data analysis and visualization


Ph.D. in Statistics

Prospective students should have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in statistics, mathematics, or a related quantitative field, as well as excellent written and verbal English communication skills.

The Ph.D. fellowship includes full free tuition support, monthly living allowance, free housing, medical insurance, and relocation support.

Applications should be made through the KAUST admissions website. As you submit your application please contact Dr. Paula Moraga including the following documents:

  • Motivation letter including a description of research experience and research interests
  • CV including a list of publications and names and contact information of three referees


Postdoc positions

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in statistics, mathematics, computer science, or a related quantitative field, as well as excellent written and verbal English communication skills. Experience in spatial statistics, Bayesian modeling, and spatial epidemiology would be an advantage.

Applicants should contact Dr. Paula Moraga including the following documents:

  • Motivation letter including a description of research experience and research interests
  • CV including a list of publications and names and contact information of three referees