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University of Hong Kong (HKU) Post Doctoral Fellowships

Post-doctoral Fellow in the field of Topological Physics

Apply nowRef.: 515676
Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Physics (25600)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the field of Topological Physics (Ref.: 515676), to commence as soon as possible for one year first (renewal for one or two more years). 

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Physics as well as research experience in topological theory or/& condensed matter theory. The appointees will work with Prof. Zidan Wang in the Department of Physics for conducting research in theory of topological physics.    

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.  

The University only accepts online application for the above posts.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V., a cover letter and a list of publications. They should also arrange 2 referees to send reference letters to Professor Wang (zwang@hku.hk) by e-mail directly. Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until Sept 30, 2022, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.

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

Advertised: Jul 25, 2022 (HK Time)
Applications close: Sep 30, 2022 (HK Time)

 


Post-doctoral Fellow in Offshore Hydrogeology

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Ref.: 514994
Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Earth Sciences (25300)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

The Hydrogeology Research Group at the Department of Earth Sciences in the University of Hong Kong is seeking a Post-doctoral Fellow to conduct research in offshore hydrogeology (Ref: 514994).  The appointee is expected to be of exceptional research strength and have strong track record in publications. The appointee will 1) join cruises to conduct borehole drilling and geophysical survey to characterize three-dimensional hydrogeology and geochemistry of the offshore aquifer systems; 2) perform numerical modeling to reconstruct the evolution of the offshore groundwater in response to sea level change in recent geological history; and 3) author peer-reviewed papers in refereed international journals.


The appointee will play a key role in the following multidisciplinary research projects funded by General Research Fund, Hong Kong Grant Council and by National Natural Science Foundation of China, which provide partial financial support for this position: “The province, discharge and evolution of the offshore groundwater system, and its bio-geochemical implications in the Pearl River Estuary and the adjacent continental shelf” and “Occurrence, transport, and transformation of methane in the marine sediments in the Pearl River Estuary”.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in hydrogeology, or a closely related field with significant research experience in field hydrogeological studies, numerical modeling of coastal groundwater systems. The candidate should be a well motivated scholar with strong computing, field and communication skills. Research experience in groundwater and seawater interaction, coastal aquifers, hydrostratigraphic models, field hydrogeology, or hydrogeochemistry will be an advantage.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.

The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Shortlisted applicant will be contacted for letters of recommendations from referees.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until August 31, 2022, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier. Candidates who are not contacted within 3 months from their application dates may consider their applications unsuccessful.

Advertised: Jul 7, 2022 (HK Time)
Applications close: Aug 31, 2022 (HK Time)


Post-doctoral Fellow in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics in the Department of Physics

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Ref.: 515018
Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Physics (25600)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 515018) to commence as soon as possible on or before April 30, 2023 for two years, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics or a related area, with more than three years of research experience in fabrications of nano-electronic devices and/or low-temperature & low-noise electrical measurements. The applicant must be highly motivated. Priority will be given to those who have operated dilution refrigerator or other ultra-low temperature cryogenic systems and carried out low-noise electrical transport measurements. Those who are expecting to complete the degree before the application deadline will also be considered.

The appointee will pursue research on Quantum Correlations in Engineered 2D Materials that include many interesting topics, such as quantum many body states in ultraclean suspended graphene nanostructures, correlations in moirĂ©-induced nearly flat bands, van der Waals engineered new quantum transport phenomena, and more in the group of Dr. Dongkeun Ki. Details of the research activities can be found at https://www.physics.hku.hk/~dkkilab.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. 

The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V., a cover letter and a list of publications. They should also arrange two recommendation letters to be sent directly by the referees to Dr. Dongkeun Ki at dkki@hku.hk. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until November 30, 2022, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

Advertised: May 17, 2022 (HK Time)
Applications close: Nov 30, 2022 (HK Time)


Post-doctoral Fellow in Computational Condensed Matter Physics in the Department of Physics

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Ref.: 512480
Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Physics (25600)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Computational Condensed Matter Physics in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 512480), to commence as soon as possible for two years, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Condensed Matter Physics.  Experience in numerical techniques and field-theoretical approaches is desirable.  Applicants who are in the process of completing a Ph.D. degree will also be considered.  The appointee will work with Dr. Zi Yang Meng to conduct research on computational condensed matter physics.  Areas of research include quantum Monte Carlo methods, density matrix renormalization group and tensor network states, and artificial intelligence and neural networks, with particular focus on applying these numerical approaches to quantum many-body systems, such as correlated 2D materials, quantum Moire systems, frustrated magnets, topological order, quantum phase transitions beyond Landau-Ginzburg-Wilson paradigms, etc.  The recent works of Dr. Meng and the group can be found at https://quantummc.xyz/.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. 

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online at the University’s careers site (http://jobs.hku.hk) and upload an up-to-date C.V., a cover letter with a publication list and a research statement.  Applicants should also arrange three reference letters to be sent to Dr. Zi Yang Meng at zymeng@hku.hk directly by the referees.  Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until Dec 1, 2022.

Advertised: Apr 25, 2022 (HK Time)
Applications close: Dec 1, 2022 (HK Time)


Post-doctoral Fellow in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics

Apply nowRef.: 511837
Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Physics (25600)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 511837) (to commence as soon as possible for two years, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance)

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics or a related area, with more than three years of research experience in fabrications of nano-electronic devices and/or low-temperature & low-noise electrical measurements, and must be highly motivated. Priority will be given to those who have operated dilution refrigerator and carried out low-noise electrical/thermal measurements. Those who are expecting to complete the degree before the application deadline will also be considered.

The appointee will pursue research on various subjects, such as quantum coherence and correlations effects in graphene and 2D materials, van der Waals engineered new quantum transport phenomena, and Perovskite thermoelectrics in the group of Dr. Dongkeun Ki. Details of the research activities and the current publication list can be found at https://www.physics.hku.hk/~dkkilab.  Those who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 508264) need not re-apply.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. 

The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V., a cover letter and a list of publications. They should also arrange two recommendation letters to be sent directly by the referees to Dr. Dongkeun Ki at dkki@hku.hk. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until August 31, 2022, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

Advertised:Feb 17, 2022 (HK Time)
Applications close:Aug 31, 2022 (HK Time)


Post-doctoral Fellow

Apply nowRef.: 516109
Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Chemistry (25200)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Chemistry (Ref.: 516109), 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 Chemistry or relevant fields, with a strong background in synthesis and energy storage.  They should have fluency in written and spoken English and Chinese, a strong sense of responsibility, good organizational skills, leadership skills, the ability to work independently and be self-motivated.  The appointee will work on the research area of materials chemistry for energy storage devices under the supervision of Dr. Seungkyu Lee.  Enquiries about the duties of the post should be sent to Dr. Seungkyu Lee at skchem@hku.hk.

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

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until September 30, 2022, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.

Advertised:Aug 9, 2022 (HK Time)
Applications close:Sep 30, 2022 (HK Time)



Post-doctoral Fellow

Apply nowRef.: 516010
Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Chemistry (25200)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Chemistry (Ref.: 516010), to commence as soon as possible for one year, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or equivalent, and a strong background in organic chemistry and its application to the design and synthesis of organic molecular, and polymeric materials research.  They should have excellent communication skills in written and spoken English, good organizational skills, a strong sense of responsibility, the ability to work independently, and be creative and self-motivated.  Experience in column chromatography, GPC, HPLC, NMR and HRMS (MALDI-TOF and ESI) would be desirable.  The appointee will be expected to work in a dynamic, diverse and forward-thinking department with an international working environment.  He/She will work under the supervision of Dr. Junzhi Liu.  Enquiries about the post should be sent to Dr. Junzhi Liu at juliu@hku.hk.

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

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until December 31, 2022, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

Advertised: Jul 28, 2022 (HK Time)
Applications close: Dec 31, 2022 (HK Time)



Post-doctoral Fellow

Apply nowRef.: 515794
Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Chemistry (25200)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Chemistry (Ref.: 515794), 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 Chemistry or relevant fields, with a strong background in synthesis and energy storage.  They should have fluency in written and spoken English, a strong sense of responsibility, good organizational skills, leadership skills, the ability to work independently and be self-motivated.  The appointee will work on the research area of materials chemistry for energy storage devices under the supervision of Dr. Seungkyu Lee.  Enquiries about the duties of the post should be sent to Dr. Seungkyu Lee at skchem@hku.hk.

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

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until August 12, 2022 (extended to September 30, 2022), or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.

Advertised:Jul 27, 2022 (HK Time)
Applications close:Sep 30, 2022 (HK Time)



Post-doctoral Fellow / Research Associate (4 positions)

Apply nowRef.: 515924
Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Chemistry (25200)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow/Research Associate (4 posts) in the Department of Chemistry (Ref.: 515924), to commence as soon as possible for one year, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry.  They should have experience in the research area of chemical biology, medicinal chemistry, synthetic chemistry.  Fluency in written and spoken English, good organizational skills, a strong sense of responsibility, the ability to work independently and self-motivation are essential.  The appointees are expected to work on the research projects in chemical biology, medicinal chemistry or synthetic chemistry under the supervision of Professor X.C. Li.  Enquiries about the post should be sent to Professor X.C. Li at xuechenl@hku.hk.

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

The University only accepts online application for the above posts.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until December 31, 2022, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.

Advertised:Jul 22, 2022 (HK Time)
Applications close:Dec 31, 2022 (HK Time)


Post-doctoral Fellow

Apply nowRef.: 515348
Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Biological Sciences (26000)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the School of Biological Sciences (Ref.: 515348), to commence as soon as possible for two years, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Molecular/Chemical Biology, Biological Engineering, or a related discipline.  Research experience in cell signaling, optogenetics, imaging, cell culture, Drosophila, is strongly preferred.  They should also have good written and spoken English skills; a demonstrated track record of publishing academic research papers; creativity; self-motivation with a hard-working attitude; and the ability to collaborate in an interdisciplinary team.

The appointee is expected to carry out investigations in the field of cell signaling programming of cell/tissue fate utilizing and developing optogenetic and live imaging techniques.  Potential projects include but are not limited to: decoding signaling control of adult size, studying signaling in homeostatic maintenance, and understanding fate programing through dynamic developmental signaling patterns.  Additional information about the research in the lab can be found at https://www.johnsonlaboratory.org/.

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

The University only accepts online application for the above posts.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V., including details of their research experience and publications.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until December 31, 2022, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

Advertised:Jun 14, 2022 (HK Time)
Applications close:Dec 31, 2022 (HK Time)



Post-doctoral Fellow

Apply nowRef.: 515214
Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Chemistry (25200)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Chemistry (Ref.: 515214), to commence as soon as possible for one year, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or equivalent, with a strong background in synthetic organic chemistry and/or catalysis.  They should have fluency in written and spoken English, a strong sense of responsibility, good organizational skills, leadership skills, the ability to work independently and be self-motivated.  The appointee will work on the research area of synthetic methodologies and/or supramolecular chemistry under the supervision of Dr. Aspen X.-Y. Chen.  Enquiries about the duties of the post should be sent to Dr. Aspen X.-Y. Chen at aspen@hku.hk

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

The University only accepts online application for the above posts.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until December 31, 2022, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.

Advertised:Jun 6, 2022 (HK Time)
Applications close:Dec 31, 2022 (HK Time)



Post-doctoral Fellow

Apply nowRef.: 515229
Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Chemistry (25200)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Chemistry (Ref.: 515229), to commence as soon as possible for one year, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Biological or Chemical Science, or any related discipline.  They should have good research experience and publications in molecular biology, cell biology, bioimaging and/or animal studies.  Those with experience in cancer research and drug discovery from natural products would have an advantage.  Applicants should be able to work independently as well as in a team to develop assigned research topics.  The appointee will conduct projects related to molecular target identification and mechanistic studies of novel anticancer compounds in interactive and well-equipped laboratories for chemical biology.  Enquiries about the post should be sent to Dr. Eva Fung at eva.fungym@hku.hk or Dr. C.N. Lok at cnlok@hku.hk.

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

The University only accepts online application for the above posts.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until August 31, 2022, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.

Advertised:Jun 2, 2022 (HK Time)
Applications close:Aug 31, 2022 (HK Time)


Post-doctoral Fellow

Apply nowRef.: 514985
Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Chemistry (25200)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Chemistry (Ref.: 514985), to commence as soon as possible for two years, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or equivalent, with a strong background in synthetic chemistry and organic synthesis.  They should have fluency in written and spoken English and Chinese, a strong sense of responsibility, good organizational and leadership skills, the ability to work independently and be self-motivated.  The appointee will work in the research area of Mechanical Bond Chemistry and Transition Metal Catalysis under the supervision of Dr. Ho Yu Au-Yeung.  Inquiries about the duties of the post should be sent to Dr. Au-Yeung at hoyuay@hku.hk.

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

The University only accepts online application for the above posts.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until August 31, 2022, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.

Advertised: May 19, 2022 (HK Time)
Applications close: Aug 31, 2022 (HK Time)



Post-doctoral Fellow

Apply nowRef.: 515063
Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Biological Sciences (26000)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the School of Biological Sciences (Ref.: 515063), to commence on November 1, 2022 for three years, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in genetics or developmental neurobiology or relevant fields.  They should have a strong background in using model organisms to study the genetic basis of neuronal differentiation and synaptic formation; a good publication record in relevant field is also required.  Research experience with the nematode C. elegans are highly desirable.  Having skills in transgenesis, gene editing, and neuronal imaging is a strong advantage.  They should also be able to conduct research independently, and have a great trouble-shooting and effective collaboration skills. Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English are required.  

The appointee is expected to carry out investigations in the field of developmental neurobiology using C. elegans as a model system and apply various genetics, cell biology, optogenetics, and Calcium imaging techniques to study the mechanism of neuronal differentiation and circuit assembly.  Potential projects include (a) studying mechanisms that instruct the formation of electrical synapses in neural circuits; (b) investigating the mechanisms that regulate cell fate decisions and neuronal morphogenesis; (c) using chemical proteomics approach to understand protein homeostasis during neuronal development and aging.  Some background information about the research in our lab can be found at: www.zhenglabhku.org

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

The University only accepts online application for the above posts.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V., contact information of two references, and a brief statement of research interests to Dr. Chaogu Zheng at cgzheng@hku.hk.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until September 1, 2022, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier

Advertised: May 19, 2022 (HK Time)
Applications close: Sep 1, 2022 (HK Time)


Post-doctoral Fellow

Apply nowRef.: 515071
Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Biological Sciences (26000)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the School of Biological Sciences (Ref.: 515071), to commence as soon as possible for two years, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Genetics, Molecular Biology or Marine Biology or a related field.  They should have independent research abilities with a strong research interest, ambitious scientific goals, self-motivation, and the ability to work independently and cooperate with a team. Excellent communication and organization skills are also required.

The appointee will work under the supervision of Dr. Celia Schunter to study the molecular mechanisms underlying environmental change in marine fishes.  Dr. Schunter’s team uses a multidisciplinary approach integrating field work and controlled aquarium experiments with molecular biology and computational biology/bioinformatics.  Please visit the PI's website for more information regarding her research (https://www.schunterlab.com/).

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

The University only accepts online application for the above posts.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until September 30, 2022, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier

Advertised:May 19, 2022 (HK Time)
Applications close:Sep 30, 2022 (HK Time)


Post-doctoral Fellow

Apply nowRef.: 514991
Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Biological Sciences (26000)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the School of Biological Sciences (Ref.: 514991), to commence as soon as possible for two years, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

The appointee will work on chromosome biology, chromatin dynamics, epigenetics, cell cycle regulation upon environmental stresses using genomics, genetics, cell biology and biochemistry approaches, under the supervision of Dr. Karen Yuen.  We are looking for a post-doctoral fellow in the above subject area and a proven track record of productivity.  Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree and experience in microscopy, genomic, microfluidic, bioinformatic and biochemical analysis will be an asset.  Enquiries about the post should be sent to Dr. Karen Yuen at kwyyuen@hku.hk.

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

The University only accepts online application for the above posts.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V., with the name of two or three referees and a statement of research interests.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until October 31, 2022, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

Advertised:May 19, 2022 (HK Time)
Applications close:Oct 31, 2022 (HK Time)



Post-doctoral Fellow

Apply nowRef.: 514983
Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Biological Sciences (26000)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the School of Biological Sciences (Ref.: 514983), 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 Microbiology, Molecular Biology, or Chemical Biology with research experience in Bacteriology, Antimicrobial Resistance, and/or CRISPR-Cas genome editing.  They should also have good written and spoken English skills; a demonstrated track record of publishing academic research papers; self-motivation with a hard-working attitude; and the ability to collaborate in an interdisciplinary team.  Enquiries about the post should be sent to Dr. Aixin Yan, Principal Investigator, at ayan8@hku.hk.

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

The University only accepts online application for the above posts.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V., including details of their research experience and publications.  Review of applications will start from June 30, 2022 and continue until November 30, 2022, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

Advertised:May 19, 2022 (HK Time)
Applications close:Nov 30, 2022 (HK Time)



Post-doctoral Fellow

Apply nowRef.: 515063
Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Biological Sciences (26000)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the School of Biological Sciences (Ref.: 515063), to commence on November 1, 2022 for three years, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in genetics or developmental neurobiology or relevant fields.  They should have a strong background in using model organisms to study the genetic basis of neuronal differentiation and synaptic formation; a good publication record in relevant field is also required.  Research experience with the nematode C. elegans are highly desirable.  Having skills in transgenesis, gene editing, and neuronal imaging is a strong advantage.  They should also be able to conduct research independently, and have a great trouble-shooting and effective collaboration skills. Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English are required.  

The appointee is expected to carry out investigations in the field of developmental neurobiology using C. elegans as a model system and apply various genetics, cell biology, optogenetics, and Calcium imaging techniques to study the mechanism of neuronal differentiation and circuit assembly.  Potential projects include (a) studying mechanisms that instruct the formation of electrical synapses in neural circuits; (b) investigating the mechanisms that regulate cell fate decisions and neuronal morphogenesis; (c) using chemical proteomics approach to understand protein homeostasis during neuronal development and aging.  Some background information about the research in our lab can be found at: www.zhenglabhku.org

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

The University only accepts online application for the above posts.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V., contact information of two references, and a brief statement of research interests to Dr. Chaogu Zheng at cgzheng@hku.hk.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until September 1, 2022, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier

Advertised:May 19, 2022 (HK Time)
Applications close:Sep 1, 2022 (HK Time)



Post-doctoral Fellow

Apply nowRef.: 515072
Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Biological Sciences (26000)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the School of Biological Sciences (Ref.: 515072), to commence as soon as possible for two years, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

The Integrative Biology and Evolutionary Ecology Research group (iBEER Lab) at the University of Hong Kong is seeking applications for highly motivated postdoctoral fellows interested in studying ecological and evolutionary processes shaping physiological adaptations of tropical marine biodiversity.  The research will involve fieldwork in tropical and sub-tropical regions in Asia as well as manipulative laboratory experiments in Hong Kong.  The research projects aim to gain better understanding of phenotypic and molecular mechanisms of adaptive evolution in extreme environments and along geographic/climatic clines.  Our research group follows the Krogh's Principle (i.e., for every biological problem, there is an organism ideally suited as an experimental model).  Based on this concept, we have worked in different ecological systems (e.g., Antarctic waters, tropical coasts, upwelling regions, deserts), using different organisms, from unicellular fungi and phytoplankton, to bigger eukaryotes such as molluscs, crustaceans, elasmobranchs, seaweeds amphibians and marsupials. In our work we address transversal questions in evolutionary biology using the interaction of different approaches from comparative physiology to quantitative genetics, genomics and transcriptomics.  More info: https://www.ibeerlab.com  or https://sites.google.com/site/jdgecv/.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Biology or related fields.  Proficiency in English, strong and collaborative communication skills is a must.  They should have high motivation and strong interest for evolutionary biology; willingness to learn new skills and theoretical frameworks in evolutionary biology; background in eco-physiology, population genetics, functional genomics, quantitative genetics, molecular ecology, bioinformatics, evolutionary biology, or related disciplines is desirable.  Candidates with experience using molecular techniques including qPCR, RNAseq, Oxford Nanopore, and bioinformatic tools and pipelines for analyzing OMIC data, are highly encouraged to apply.

The appointee will address questions in evolutionary and ecological genomics regarding the genetic basis of phenotypic plasticity and physiological adaptations. Potential model systems are seagrasses or marine ectotherms.

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

The University only accepts online application for the above posts.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V., a motivation letter describing research interests, skills and career goals, and contact details for 2-3 references to Dr. Juan Diego Gaitan-Espitia at juadiegaitan@gmail.com.   Review of applications will start from June 01, 2022 and continue until December 31, 2022, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

Advertised:May 19, 2022 (HK Time)
Applications close:Dec 31, 2022 (HK Time)


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