Research Officer in the Department of Medicine

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
09 Nov 2023
08 Dec 2023
523650
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine (20600)
Categories: Senior Research Staff & Post-doctoral Fellow

Research Officer in the Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine and the State Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (Ref.: 523650)

We now invite applications for the captioned post.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • work on research projects in one or both of the following areas: (i)overexpression and knockdown of genes mediated by recombinant adeno associated virus (rAAV) in vivo; (ii)exploration of metabolic phenotypes and underlying mechanisms for new hormones in mice model
  • coordinate and communicate research with collaborators
  • write reports and scientific publications
  • supervise postgraduate students
  • perform other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • a Ph.D. degree with a strong track record of high-quality research
  • an excellent command of written and spoken English and Chinese
  • excellent project management skills and ability to work independently and efficiently
  • able to keep abreast of new scientific and technological developments and exploit them to continuously improve functional area capabilities
  • expertise in cellular and animal studies is preferred

Enquiries about the post can be sent to Miss. Lily LI at lily46@hku.hk

What We Offer

The appointment will commence as soon as possible on 1-year temporary basis or 2 to 3-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. The appointment on fixed terms will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme at 15% of basic salary. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable. Other benefits include annual leave, medical benefits and free access to on-campus gyms and libraries.

How to Apply

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online at the University‚Äôs Careers site (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of applications will start from November 23, 2023 and continue until December 8, 2023, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.