Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Surgery

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Thursday, 16 July 2020
End of advertisement period
Monday, 31 August 2020
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 Surgery (21700)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Bioinformatics in the Department of Surgery (Ref.: 501688), to commence as soon as possible for two years.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in bioinformatics, computer science, biostatistics or a related discipline, with hands-on experience in bulk/single cell RNA sequencing data analysis. Working knowledge of programming language and statistical software packages is a must. Experience in primary cell culture, organoid culture, cell sorting and downstream processing for single cell RNA sequencing, and a good publication record would be advantages.  Applicants should also possess fluency in English, good interpersonal skills, and the ability to work independently.

The appointee will work in a multidisciplinary team on projects related to congenital disorders including Hirschsprung’s disease, biliary atresia and congenital pulmonary airway malformation affecting newborns, with an aim to provide insights into the pathophysiology and explore new therapeutic avenues to treat or ameliorate these disorders. He/She will culture and prepare organoid/single cell for RNA sequencing and data analysis, coordinate the analysis with collaborators, write reports and scientific publications, and supervise postgraduate students. Enquiries about the duties of the post should be sent to Dr. V.C.H. Lui at

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

The University only accepts online applications for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of applications will start on July 29, 2020 and continue until August 31, 2020 or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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