Postdoctoral Researcher in Biology/Bioengineering

Hong Kong
19 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Jan 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine, KI, Hong Kong

Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine (MWLC) aims to contribute to the improvement of human health by conducting cutting-edge research in reparative medicine and related subjects, by creating a new platform for synergies between academia and innovation in Sweden and Hong Kong as well as China, and fostering future leaders in both academia and industry.

Description of research group and project

The current research of Assistant Professor Sijie Chen aims at developing novel fluorescence based tools and technology for biological research.

One postdoctoral researcher position is available in the following areas: Biology, Boimaging, Bio/Biomedical engineering or Fluorescent materials.

We are looking for a highly-motivated, creative researcher, who enjoys an interdisciplinary, open and collaborative environment, with the following qualifications, experience and skills:

  • Completion of a PhD or an equivalent degree in Life sciences, Bioengineering/Biomedical engineering, materials science or related disciplines.
  • A strong publication record in peer reviewed journals.
  • The successful candidate is expected to have sufficient background knowledge in  fluorescence, cell imaging and/or in vivo imaging, image processing and analysis, preferably high-content imaging/high-content analysis.
  • Training and experience in mammalian cell culture, fluorescence microscopy, confocal microscopy and basic molecular biology techniques are desired. Experience in super-resolution imaging, atomic-force microscopy, and programming is an advantage.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

The employment

This is a one-year full-time position, with the possibility of renewal.

The assignment is located at MWLC, Hong Kong, and the employment will follow local labour laws in Hong Kong.

A competitive remuneration package including 10% on top of basic salary (fully-taxable) intended as pension will be offered in addition to MPF employer’s contribution and medical benefits.

Entry requirement

Qualified to be employed as a Postdoctoral researcher is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence.

Application process

An employment application must contain the following documents in English:

  1. A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  2. A complete list of publications
  3. A summary of current work (no more than one page)
  4. Verifications for crediting of illness, military service, work for labour unions or student organisations, parental leave or similar circumstances
  5. Applicants should arrange to have at least two letters of reference

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Its vision is to significantly contribute to the improvement of human health. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.

Pursuant to the regulations of the Swedish National Archives, applications are kept on file for two years after the appointment has gained legal force. The regulations do not apply to attachments that have been printed or otherwise published.

Karolinska Institutet strives to provide a workplace that has approximately the same number of women and men, is free of discrimination and offers equal opportunity to everyone.

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Type of employment    Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type    Full time
First day of employment    As soon as possible
Number of positions    1
Working hours    100%
City    Hong Kong
Reference number    2-6334/2018
Contact    Sijie Chen, Assistant Professor,
Published    16.Nov.2018
Last application date    01.Jan.2019 11:59 PM CET

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