Research Associate/Senior Research Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
May 14, 2021
End of advertisement period
May 28, 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term

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: Fractional / Part-time, Full-time
Department: Department of Mechanical Engineering (14500)
Categories: Academic-related Staff, Research Support Staff

Applications are invited for appointments as Full-time / Part-time Research Associate / Senior Research Assistant (3 posts) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (Ref.: 504042), to commence as soon as possible for one year, with the possibility of renewal up to four years, subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a degree (preferably M.Phil./Ph.D. degree) in Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Science, Biological Science, Physiology, Medical Science, Life Science, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Science or other related disciplines. They should have a good record of publications and post-qualification experience related to tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, stem cell and cell based therapies, biomaterials, and related research. They should be mature; highly self-motivated; attentive to details; and be able to work both independently and with teammates in a multidisciplinary environment.  They should also have an excellent command of written and spoken English; a strong sense of responsibility; and good communication and interpersonal skills. Preference will be given to those with previous experience in GMP manufacturing of pharmaceutical or cell-based products, particularly related to production, quality control or quality assurance.

The appointees will perform cell culturing; biochemical assays; histological, immunohistochemical and immunofluorescence staining and analysis; and other related activities. They will participate in the planning and execution of the production process, the quality control programme or the quality assurance activities in accordance with SOPs and GMP compliant procedures. They will also be responsible for drafting documents related to Advanced Therapeutic Product (ATPs) manufacturing and regulations, and performing other associated duties as assigned. They may need to travel overseas to conduct research in GMP manufacturing facilities. Enquiries about the duties of the post should be sent to Professor B. Chan at

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits, if applicable. 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. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until May 28, 2021, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.

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