Assistant Research Officer, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Friday, 6 August 2021
End of advertisement period
Monday, 15 November 2021
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 Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine (21100)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Assistant Research Officer in the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine (Ref: 507909), to commence as soon as possible for one year, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D degree or equivalent with postdoctoral experience in life sciences disciplines such as biotechnology, biochemistry and medical laboratory science, with at least 3 years’ laboratory experience.  They should possess skills in biochemical or molecular/cellular biology, such as cell-based assay, enzymatic assay, flow cytometry, PCR assays, aseptic and cell cultures techniques, and operating basic lab instruments.  A good command of spoken and written English, strong interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills as well as a high degree of self-motivation are required.  Those with experience in human ES or iPS cell culture techniques will have an advantage.

The appointee will participate in a human iPS cell haplobank project focusing on GMP grade iPS cell reprogramming, stem cell culture, and differentiation; and also take part in the research and development of cell culture models.  He/She is expected to lead the planning, design, development, and implementation of scientific production, validation, and testing of GMP grade iPSCs as cell and gene therapy products as well as participate in other quality-related activities.  He/She is also expected to manage the laboratory and provide guidance and supervision to junior staff in the team.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualification 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 August 19, 2021 and continue until November 15, 2021, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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