Post-doctoral Fellow, School of Biological Sciences

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
20 May 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Biological Sciences (26000)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the School of Biological Sciences (Ref.: 515066), to commence as soon as possible for two years, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Molecular Biology, or a related field. Strong expertise in molecular biology and experience with mouse models of metabolic dysregulation is necessary.  Research experience in neuroscience and cell biology is preferred.  They should have independent research abilities with strong research interest, ambitious scientific goals, self-motivation, and the ability to work independently and cooperate with a team. Excellent communication and organization skills are also required.

The appointee will work under the supervision of Dr. Chi Bun Chan to study the mechanisms of metabolic regulation.  Dr. Chan’s team uses modern molecular biology and biochemical techniques, proteomics/metabolomics, and transgenic/knockout mouse models to investigate the signaling pathways that regulate glucose and lipid metabolisms under physiological and pathological (e.g. obesity, type 2 diabetes, aging) conditions.  For more information regarding the research, please visit  Background of research can also be found in the PI’s recent publications (Diabetes 2017 66: 1858-1860; Metabolism 2018 87: 133-122; Sci Signal 2019 12: eaau1468; Autophagy 2021 doi: 10.1080/15548627.2021.1985257; Hepatology 2022 doi: 10.1002/hep.32501).

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 start from June 1, 2022 and continue until December 31, 2022, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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