Post-doctoral Fellow, School of Biomedical Sciences

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
17 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
15 Nov 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Biomedical Sciences (22600)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the School of Biomedical Sciences (Ref.: 516243), to commence as soon as possible for two years, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Biological/Physical Science, with experience in single particle cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) or X-ray crystallography. Experience in molecular biology, protein expression and protein purification would be an advantage. Applicants should be organized, self-motivated, and able to work independently as well as in a team.

The appointee will be involved in the structure determination of amyloids by cryo-EM as part of a research programme focused on Amyloids as Substrate of Biological Functions. He/She will be responsible for sample preparation from human and animal tissue, structure determination by cryo-EM and subsequent structural and biochemical analysis of biologically active amyloids involved in memory persistence and animal development. The successful candidate will be an integral member of a multidisciplinary project team, will interact closely with biologists and computational biologists, and will have access to HKU state-of-the art cryo-EM facility, which includes an in-house Glacios and a Titan KRIOS as well as to the Centre for PanorOmic Sciences. Enquiries about the post should be sent to Dr. Hervas Millan, Ruben at  Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 512710) need not re-apply.

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 applications for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of applications will start from August 29, 2022 and continue until November 15, 2022, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.