Ref.: 201800197
Posting Title: Senior Technical Officer
Department: Department of Medicine
Closing Date: February 22, 2018
 

 

Senior Technical Officer in the Department of Medicine (Ref.: 201800197) (to commence as soon as possible for one year, with the possibility of renewal subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance)

Applicants should have a Master’s degree with at least 2 years’ full-time work experience, or a Bachelor’s degree with at least 6 years’ full-time work experience.  The academic degree should be in Medicine, Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Immunology or a related discipline. Experience and a track record in protein expression, antibody production and purification, immunoassays development, clinical diagnosis, animal handling, and patent application would be an advantage.  Applicants should also possess effective communication skills; have a strong interest in working closely with biologists and clinicians; be highly motivated, innovative, independent, and able to perform in a multidisciplinary team environment and multitask. 

The appointee is expected to work on the expression and purification of proteins using different systems (bacteria/yeast cell/insect cell/mammalian cell expression systems), generation of monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies, and development of innovative immunoassays for clinical diagnosis, such as PETIA, CLIA and FLIA. He/She will also coordinate with other team members and industrial partners to develop, optimize and validate assays, and bring the assay products to clinical applications.

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 Department at magkwong@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/. Closes February 22, 2018.

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.