Post-doctoral Fellow - Department of Microbiology

Hong Kong (HK)
06 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Post-doctoral Fellow

Ref.  :  201800325

Department : Department of Microbiology

Closing Date : March 20, 2018
Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Microbiology, to commence as soon as possible for three years, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Medical Science or equivalent, with at least 5 years' relevant work experience in the field of coronavirus-based laboratory and cell biology. They should have an excellent understanding of molecular virology and skills in handling highly pathogenic human coronaviruses, i.e. SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV, in BSL-3 laboratories.  Those with previous experience in working with BSL-3 small animals and with a strong background in studying virus-induced cell death pathways would be considered favourably.  Applicants should be self-motivated and able to work independently as well as in a team. The appointee will perform experiments including those involving BSL-3 agents, provide technical support to research staff according to their needs and requirements, assist in the maintenance of laboratory, and prepare Standard Operation Protocols.  He/She is expected to perform experiments that are essential for publication in high-impact international peer-reviewed journals.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

Applicants should send a completed application form, together with an up-to-date C.V. to the Department at  Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at  Further particulars can be obtained at

Closes March 20, 2018.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.

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