Assistant Research Officer, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
06 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Full-time
Department: Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine (20000)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Assistant Research Officer (holding the functional title of Bioinformatic Scientist II) in the LKS Faculty of Medicine (Ref.: 511404) (to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis with contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 10% of basic salary, with the possibility of renewal)

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Genetics, Molecular Biology or Computational Biology/Bioinformatics. Experience with next-generation sequencing data analysis, proficiency in  Python, R and Linux scripting, including evidence of the use of source code management repositories are essential. Applicants should have solid knowledge of molecular and human genetics, and demonstrated ability to effectively communicate scientific results in presentations and publications.

The appointee will work with a multi-disciplinary team including clinicians and scientists to study undiagnosed disorders and cancers through analysis of whole genome sequencing data coupled with clinical information as part of the Hong Kong Genome Project Partnering Centre based at The University of Hong Kong and Queen Mary Hospital. Responsibilities include to implement bioinformatics pipelines for the processing and management of genomics data, design workflow for the prioritisation and validation of genomic variants of potential significance, provide advanced scientific support for the interpretation of potential variants of significance in relation to the disease of individual patients. Enquiries about the duties of the post should be sent to Professor Suet Yi Leung at

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 an up-to-date C.V.  Review of applications will start from January 19, 2022 and continue until January 31, 2022, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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