Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Microbiology
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Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Microbiology (20700)
Categories: Academic-related Staff
Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Microbiology (Ref.: 502067), to commence in December 2020 for two years, with the possibility of renewal, subject to satisfactory performance.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in microbiology, microbial bioinformatics or a related discipline. We are looking for applicants with previous training and/or work experience in bioinformatics analysis of microbial genomes and/or Oxford nanopore technology. Applicants with publications in antimicrobial resistance genomics or metagenomics research would have an advantage. The appointee will write competitive grant proposals and apply for funding; exercise existing research skills and explore new options; and mentor junior research staff members. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. P. L. Ho. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview.
A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.
The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online, and upload a cover letter and an up-to-date C.V. (preferably with an academic transcript). Review of applications will start on September 15, 2020 and continue until September 30, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.