THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Post-doctoral Fellow - Department of Microbiology

Location
Hong Kong (HK)
Posted
06 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
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 micrhrsa@hku.hk.  Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hr.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc.  Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/

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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