Scientific Officer/Research Officer, Centre for PanorOmic Sciences

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
08 Apr 2021
End of advertisement period
15 May 2021
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: Centre for PanorOmic Sciences (22200)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Scientific Officer/ Research Officer (several posts) in the Centre for PanorOmic Sciences (Ref: 503658), to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree preferably in Structural Biology, Physics or disciplines related to Cryo-Electron Microscopy (EM), with at least 5 years’ solid experience in the research field.  They should also have experience in knowledge sharing through presentations at conferences and workshops, and have up-to-date knowledge in the latest developments in the Cryo-EM methodologies, particularly for single-particle and tomography data acquisition using SerialEM. Those with expertise in the operation of transmission electron microscopes and biological sample preparation in Cryo-EM experiments would have an advantage.  Applicants should have good interpersonal and organizational skills, excellent communication skills, proficiency in written and spoken English and Chinese, and the ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

The appointees will plan and organize research activities, contribute and participate in research and development projects using Cryo-EM, manage the day-to-day operation and maintenance of microscopes, and perform any other duties as assigned.  Working occasionally at weekends and out of office hours 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.  The appointment on fixed terms will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

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 start from April 21, 2021 and continue until May 15, 2021, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.

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