Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Tuesday, 3 September 2019
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 31 December 2019
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Hong Kong 's highest priorities are to create opportunities for the very best academic talents to excel and to advance human knowledge to the benefit of society. We serve the needs of Hong Kong, the wider region and the rest of the world.

Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Chemistry (25200)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow (2 posts) in the Department of Chemistry (Ref.: 495529), to commence as soon as possible for one year, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Microbiology or equivalent, and an excellent command of written and spoken English.  They should have a strong background in natural product chemistry or synthetic biology and its application to chemical biology research.  Experience in genomics, genetic editing, LC-MS-based metabolomics, and microbiome would be desirable.  Applicants should have a strong sense of responsibility, good organizational skills, the ability to work independently, and be self-motivated.  The appointees will work on the genomics-guided discovery, biosynthesis, and bioengineering of natural products from ocean and human microbiota under the supervision of Dr. Y.X. Li.  Enquiries about the duties of the post should be sent to Dr. Y.X. Li at

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.

The University only accepts online application for the above posts.   Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until September 1, 2019 (extended to December 31, 2019), or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.

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