American University of Beirut

Positions Available

​Postdoc – Biomimetics Engineering Lab (BEL), Biomedical Engineering Program

Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (MSFEA)
American University of Beirut


Physics, Biology or Mechanical Engineering related background

Key Responsibilities

  • Create lab-on-chip devices

  • Characterize and analyze the developed devices

  • Work on a single cell manipulation device  

  • Write scientific documents including research papers, reports and patents

  • Assist in management of the lab equipment

  • Collaborate with lab members and other AUB researchers

  • Participate in lab meetings and communicate results on a monthly basis with lab members

  • In addition to the above, candidates for the post doc position will be required to supervise PhD and MSc students

  • Write proposals for grants

  • Identify collaborations within and outside AUB

Skills and Qualifications

PhD in Physics, Biophysics, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering Field.  Candidates should have an interest in biology and experience in one or more of the following areas: cell culture techniques and cell assessment tools, lab-on-a-chip, atomic force microscopy, biomaterials, nano/micro fabrication. Candidates for the Postdoc position must have cell culture experience and demonstrated writing skills (a minimum of 1 first author publication).

  • ​Micro fabrication

  • Academic writing and presentation skills

  • Ability to work in a team with interdisciplinary interests

Application Procedure

Candidates are requested to send their CV and cover letter in one document to Dr. Rami Mhanna at

  • Duration: 6 months with possibility for extension​


Research Assistant – Machine L​earning and Geomechanics

Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (MSFEA)
American University of Beirut

The geomechanics group at AUB is looking for a research assistant to work on a research project on material characterization using machine-learning techniques.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Sciences or Engineering 

  • Excellent technical writing skills 

  • Experience in data gathering and analysis is required

  • Experience in machine learning is preferred

Main Duties

  • Data acquisition of seismic data linked to hydraulic fracturing and geothermal systems

  • Data acquisition of methane migration linked to oil and gas production

  • Data acquisition of well logging measurements for real time monitoring to ensure safe drilling

Application Procedure

Interested candidates should send their CV and an expression of interest to Dr. Elsa Maalouf at​

​Research Assistant​ – Technological Tools for Biodiversity Conservation in Lebanon 

Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (MSFEA)
​American University of Beirut​

Project Announcement and Description

We are happy to announce multiple research assistant positions under the supervision of Prof. Dany Abou Jaoude (ME) and Prof. Ibrahim Issa (ECE). This is a multi-staged project starting phase 1, during which the goal is to survey and analyze the needs of local stakeholders in Lebanon (e.g., nature reserves, environmental groups, etc.) in terms of biodiversity conservation and restoration, in addition to documenting the associated technological tools being deployed (locally and worldwide) for this purpose.

Project Start

The project start will be immediate, and the initial hiring will be for six months or one year.   

Qualifications & Requirements

Qualified individuals include students at all levels (preferably graduate students or recent graduates) with strong problem-solving skills and excellent communication skills. Applicants must be self-driven and effective at information search and documentation. Successful applicants must exhibit an ability to come up with creative solutions to engineering problems while respecting problem constraints (both technical and nontechnical).

Knowledge of at least one of the following areas is required: Machine Learning and Signal Processing, Robotics, Mechanical Design and Control, or Computer Vision. Knowledge in related advanced courses in the field is a plus. Familiarity with human-centered design is highly beneficial.​

Deadline for applications

Applications for Fall 2023-2024; immediate start; rolling applications until positions are filled.

Application Procedure

If you are interested and you have the requ​ired skills, please send your CV and academic transcript to Prof. Dany Abou Jaoude ( and Prof. Ibrahim Issa ( along with the following statements:

  • A brief description of your technical skills and experience in research and information gathering. Highlight previous experience in design, robotics, control, computer vision, signal processing, and machine learning as applicable.
  • A brief description of your soft skills in problem solving, communication, interviewing and note taking, tolerance of ambiguity, being self-driven, and quality of results.
  • Contact details of at least one reference (previous academic or industrial supervisor).​​ I​nstructional Media Specialist – MSFEA Online Learning Unit / AUB IT Academic Services​.

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