Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry
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 Chemistry (25200)
Categories: Academic-related Staff
Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow (several posts) in the Department of Chemistry (Ref.: 500595), to commence as soon as possible for one year, with the possibility of renewal.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Biomedical Science or a related discipline from a local university focusing on the following four research programs: (i) Synthetic Chemistry; (ii) Chemical Biology of Natural Products and Chinese Medicine; (iii) Metal Anticancer Medicine, Diagnostics and Theranostics; and (iv) Multi-Omics and Innovative Analytical Technologies for Health. Applicants from non-local universities are welcome to apply if the qualification awarding institution is among the top 100 institutions (i.e. in the latest publication of any of the following world university ranking tables: (1) Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings, (2) Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Academic Ranking of World Universities), or (3) Times Higher Education World University Rankings). They should have a good research publication record and research experience in at least one of the research areas including catalysis, organic synthesis, bioinorganic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, Chinese medicine, natural products, metal-based therapeutics and diagnostics, bioimaging, mass spectrometry, proteomics, metabolomics, cancer biology and pharmacology, cancer stem cells and animal models of cancers. They should also have the ability to work independently as well as in a team, and be self-motivated. The appointees will participate in the ITC projects and join the Laboratory led by Professor Chi-Ming Che which integrates chemical science and biomedical science for the development of new molecular medicines and diagnostics tools for the treatment and analysis of human diseases with a focus on cancer. They will conduct research on synthetic chemistry, chemical biology, cell biology and drug discovery and work with a multidisciplinary team of chemists and biologists. Working off-campus may be required.
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.
Applicants should apply online and upload a cover letter, an up-to-date C.V. and 2 reference letters. Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until December 31, 2020, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.