Ref.: 201701748
Posting Title: Senior Technical Officer/Technical Officer (holding the functional title of Senior Bioinformatics Analyst)
Department: Centre for Genomic Sciences
Closing Date: March 31, 2018
 

 

Senior Technical Officer/Technical Officer (holding the functional title of Senior Bioinformatics Analyst) in the Centre for Genomic Sciences (Ref.: 201701748) (to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis with contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 10% of basic salary, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance)

The Centre for Genomic Sciences is an academic core laboratory established in 2002 under the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine at the University of Hong Kong hosting state of the art genomic and proteomic technology platforms. With a team of more than 30 vibrant, highly trained and dedicated staff, we aim to provide leadership in genome research in Hong Kong and the region by developing expertise and infrastructure for studies in genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics. Further information about the Centre can be obtained at http://cgs.hku.hk.

We are seeking for a highly energized, dedicated and knowledgeable bioinformatician to join our team and boost our bioinformatics capabilities for our platform. We offer solid on-job training for those with less experience in data analysis.

Applicants should have at least a Master’s degree or above in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Biological Sciences, or a related discipline; with a minimum of 4 years’ hands-on bioinformatics experience with R, Python, Perl, Java, or related data analysis languages. Having experience in analyzing Next-Generation Sequencing data and bioinformatics core service support would be an advantage. Applicants should possess excellent communication skills; have a strong interest in working closely with researchers; be highly motivated, independent, and able to perform in a multidisciplinary team environment, whilst working and managing multiple projects in parallel.

The appointee will have the unique opportunity to participate in world-class research, be exposed to a wide range of NGS applications, interpret data generated from cutting edge new generation of sequencers and investigate exciting unexplored species. He/She will provide bioinformatics support as a core service to leading researchers, provide technical consultations, conduct trainings, establish analysis pipelines and supervise junior staff members. Areas of bioinformatics support include but not limited to: transcriptomics, de novo sequence assembly, targeted DNA sequencing, medical resequencing, epigenomics, etc.

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 Centre for Genomic Sciences (e-mail: humanresource.cgs@hku.hk). Application forms (345/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hr.hku.hk/apptunit/jr-form.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/. Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2018 and continue until March 31 2018, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

The University places great emphasis on developing staff potential, and has in place a variety of development opportunities and assistance for staff at different stages of their career.

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