THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Post-doctoral Fellow in Evolutionary Genomics

Location
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Posted
22 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2018
Ref
201801632
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
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 : School of Biological Sciences

Closing Date : December 31, 2018

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Evolutionary Genomics in the School of Biological Sciences, to commence on November 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter for one year, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability.

The Sin Lab of the School has several study systems and active projects addressing population genomics, comparative genomics, genotype-phenotype association, and behavioural genetics. A key focus of the laboratory is to use genomic, epigenomic and transcriptomic data to understand the genetic basis and evolution of phenotypic traits. Collaborative international projects are already underway, ensuring a quick and productive start.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Evolutionary Biology, Genomics, Population Genetics, Bioinformatics or a related discipline, with a demonstrated record of research achievement (via publications). They should also be proficient in scripted language programming (e.g. Python, Perl, or R). Experience in shell scripting and computing cluster environments and/or experience in working with whole genome datasets in population or comparative genomics will be beneficial. The appointee will work on avian genomics projects. He/She will also have extensive opportunities to interact with collaborators; and involve in behavioral ecology experiment in the field and animal behaviour experiment in the laboratory.

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

Applicants should send a completed application form, together with a cover letter, an up-to-date C.V., a statement of research interests and skills, a list of publications and contact information of three referees to Dr. Simon Sin at sinyw@hku.hk. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hr.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until December 312018, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.

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