Research Officer

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Tuesday, 5 October 2021
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 4 November 2021
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.

Department: Department of Microbiology (20700)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Officer in the Department of Microbiology (Ref.: 508535), to commence as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term basis or a one-year temporary basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree preferably in Microbiology, Biological Science, Immunology or related disciplines, with at least 6 years’ solid hands-on laboratory work experience in mammalian cell culture, virus cultivation and animal handling in biosafety level 2 and 3 (BSL-2 and BSL-3) laboratories. Experience in small animal challenge with BSL-2 and BSL-3 viruses; and a solid background in Immunology with extensive experience in immunological techniques, including but not limited to ELISA, ELISpot, multi-color flow cytometry, primary cell isolation and culture and immunocytochemistry are required. Experience in basic virological and molecular biological techniques would be desirable. Applicants should have good interpersonal and organizational skills, and proficiency in written and spoken English and Chinese.

They should also be responsible, self-motivated and able to work independently. ​The appointee will be involved in vaccine development for respiratory diseases using small animal models.  He/She will also provide virus culture and animal handling training in BSL-2 and BSL-3 laboratories to staff and students, and perform other related duties as assigned. Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 508074) need not re-apply.

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 appointment on fixed terms will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until November 4, 2021, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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