Post-doctoral Fellow in Bioinformatics

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
12 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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.

Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Public Health (22400)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Bioinformatics (several posts) in the School of Public Health (Ref.: 502486), to commence as soon as possible for two to three years, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

The selected candidates will work in a company incorporated by the University of Hong Kong that was established to administer and support the University’s innovation endeavours.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in bioinformatics, bio-mathematics/statistics or other related disciplines. They should have strong expertise and publication records in machine learning, deep learning and big data analytics. Research experience in genomic data and algorithm development would be an advantage. Applicants should demonstrate the capacity to mentor junior colleagues and students. They should have a good command of written and spoken English, strong communication skills, and the ability to work independently and collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team. They should also be self-motivated, organized, detail-minded and hardworking. Both fresh Ph.D. graduates and experienced postdoctoral researchers are welcome to apply.

The appointees are expected to conduct high-quality research on pathogen genomics. They will develop analysis methods and databases, and analyse big data for scientific discovery.  Translational research is also expected.  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.

The University only accepts online application for the above posts.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until December 31, 2020, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.

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