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Post-doctoral Fellow in the School of Biomedical Sciences

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Closing date
5 Sep 2024

Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Biomedical Sciences (22600)
Categories: Senior Research Staff & Post-doctoral Fellow

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the School of Biomedical Sciences (Ref.: 526959)to commence as soon as possible for two years, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent in biological or physical science, with experience in cryo-EM specimen preparation and data processing. Experience in single particle cryo-EM or X-ray crystallography is essential for this post. Experience in molecular biology, protein expression and protein purification will be an advantage. They 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-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) as part of a research programme focused on Amyloids as Substrate of Biological Functions. The appointee 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 Professor Hervas Millan, Ruben 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 applications for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of applications will start from June 20, 2024 and continue until September 5, 2024, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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