Postdoctoral fellow positions are available in the Division of Life Science at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Our research focus is to investigate molecular mechanisms that regulate adult stem cell quiescence and activation in the context of tissue regeneration and aging. We are currently seeking highly motivated and independent candidates with strong background in RNA biology, stem cell biology or bioinformatics. For more details, please visit the homepage of Prof. Tom Cheung: http://cheunglab.ust.hk/
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in biology, biochemistry or related areas. Working knowledge of molecular and cell biology techniques is a must. Experience with mouse genetics and adult stem cell biology will be an asset.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. The appointee is expected to lead his/her research project that investigates the basic biology of stem cell mediated skeletal muscle regeneration.
Deadline for applications: June 19, 2020. Submit applications to Careers at HKUST (job ID 5243). Applications after the deadline can be submitted to Prof. Tom Cheung by e-mail.
The appointee will assist in research projects that investigate the basic biology of skeletal muscle regeneration. He or She will assist in conducting research and general lab duties as assigned by the team leader. The appointee will assist in performing experiments including animal surgery, biochemical assays and histology. For more details, please visit the homepage of Prof. Tom Cheung: http://cheunglab.ust.hk/
Applicant should have a master’s or bachelor’s degree in biology, biochemistry or related areas. Relevant work experience in biology / biochemistry laboratories, knowledge of laboratory animal husbandry and adult stem cell biology will be an asset. Preference will be given to candidates with practical experience in molecular and cell biology techniques.
Deadline for applications: June 19, 2020. Submit applications to Careers at HKUST (job ID 5242). Applications after the deadline can be submitted to Prof. Tom Cheung by e-mail.
Research Assistant (Computer Analysis)
The appointee will support various research projects within the Division of Life Science by conducting computational analyses. The appointee will report to a faculty member or his delegates and may work closely with graduate students or research staff within the Division. This is an excellent opportunity to immerse oneself into an inter-disciplinary field that brings together information technology with biology. Duties include analyzing data sets using existing open-source tools; developing and deploying custom-made scripts or programs that integrate with other tools; maintaining good records of the analyses performed and attend project meetings as needed. For more details, please visit the homepage of Prof. Tom Cheung (http://cheunglab.ust.hk/).
Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field. Interest in the field of life sciences would be beneficial but prior knowledge in this area is not required. Knowledge of Linux-based systems and shell scripting, additional programming skills including Perl, Python, and R., and good organizational skills with an appreciation of software engineering practices and the ability to work independently are required. Familiarity with the administration of Linux systems including troubleshooting software installation, deployment, and execution would be an asset. Applicants should also have strong analytical, communication and interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively in English. (Duration: 1 year, renewable)
Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits including annual leave and medical benefits (where applicable) will be provided.
In support of a green work environment, we accept applications submitted online only. To apply, please complete an online application form through the HKUST Careers website (https://hkustcareers.ust.hk/) and return it online to the Human Resources Office on or before Friday, 7 August 2020. Applicants will receive an acknowledgement by email upon successful submission. We thank applicants for their interest, but advise that only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the result of the application.