Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Assistant I, School of Biological Sciences

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Tuesday, 21 July 2020
End of advertisement period
Monday, 31 August 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
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: School of Biological Sciences (26000)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow (PDF)/Research Assistant I (RAI) in the School of Biological Sciences (Ref.: 500672), to commence as soon as possible for one year, with the possibility of renewal.

The Stable Isotope Mass Spectrometry Laboratory (SIRMS) is part of the Central Facilities of the Faculty of Science.  It currently has an HT/EA-IRMS (Nu-Instruments), GC-IRMS (Nu-Instruments), EA/ GasBench - IRMS (Thermo), and is in the process of installing an Isoflow+Pyrocube IRMS (Elementar) and GC-C-MS-IRMS (Thermo).

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree (for PDF), or a Master’s degree (for RAI) in a relevant discipline, and a demonstrated publication record of question driven science in the field of biogeochemistry.  The ideal candidate will have experience in stable isotope mass spectrometry, inclusive of EA-IRMS, GC-IRMS or the bacterial denitrifier method for measuring nitrogen isotopes in water bodies.  On-the-job training will be provided.  Applicants with experience in marine or aquatic biogeochemistry/chemical oceanography are particularly encouraged to apply to extend activity on a dynamic interdisciplinary project (OCEAN-HK).

The appointee will spend 50% of the time on research and development, and 50% of the time in providing technical support and service in SIRMS.  They will also be involved in setting up and testing newly arrived equipment, method and protocol development and supervision of laboratory users in partnership with the SIRMS Senior Technician.  Applicants with less qualifications may be considered for appointment as RAI.

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 post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V., a cover letter and contact information of at least 2 referees.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until 31 August 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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