Post-doctoral Fellow in Genetics
The University of Hong Kong 's highest priorities are to create opportunities for the very best academic talents to excel and to advance human knowledge to the benefit of society. We serve the needs of Hong Kong, the wider region and the rest of the world.
Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow (2 posts) in the School of Biological Sciences, to commence on November 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter for one year, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Genetics, Developmental Biology or Neurobiology. They should have a strong background in using model organisms to study the genetic basis of cell/tissue differentiation and a good publication record in relevant field. Research experience in the nematode C. elegans is highly desirable. Those who have skills in bioinformatics will have an advantage. Applicants should also have excellent communication skills in written and spoken English, the ability to conduct research independently, great trouble-shooting skills and effective collaboration skills.
The appointees will carry out investigations in the field of developmental neurobiology using C. elegans as a model system and applying various genetics, genomics, and imaging techniques to study the mechanisms of neuronal differentiation, bacteria-host interaction in neurodegenerative disease, and the evolution of neuronal diversity. More information about the research can be found in the literature at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Chaogu+Zheng.
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 a brief statement of research interests and an up-to-date C.V. with references to Dr. Chaogu Zheng at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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/. Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until November 30, 2018, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.
The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.