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Post-doctoral Fellow in the Research Division for Molecular and Cell Biology

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 499200
Work type: Full-time
Department: Research Division for Molecular and Cell Biology (25003)
Categories: Academic-related Staff
Hong Kong

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the Research Division for Molecular and Cell Biology (Ref.: 499200), to commence on March 1, 2020 for one year, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in genetics or developmental neurobiology, a strong background in using model organisms to study the genetic basis of neuronal differentiation and circuit formation, and a good publication record in relevant field.  They should have excellent communication skills in written and spoken English, great trouble-shooting skills, effective collaboration skills and be able to conduct research independently.  Those with research experience in the nematode C. elegans and skills in computational biology would have an advantage. 

The appointee will carry out investigations in the field of developmental neurobiology using C. elegans as a model system and applying various genetics, genomics, and imaging techniques to study the mechanisms of neuronal differentiation and circuit assembly.  He/She will participate in potential projects to study the mechanisms that regulate neurogenesis, cell fate decisions, and neuronal morphogenesis; and investigate the mechanisms that instruct the formation of electrical synapses in neural circuits.  Background information about the research concerned can be found at  Enquiries about the post should be sent to Dr. Zheng at

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 brief statement of research interests, and the contact information of 2 referees.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until February 1, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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