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Senior Research Assistant/Research Assistant I in the Department of Medicine

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 526554
Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine (20600)
Categories: Senior Research Staff & Post-doctoral Fellow, Research Staff
Hong Kong

Senior Research Assistant/Research Assistant I in the Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine (Ref.: 526554)

We now invite applications for the captioned post.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • perform data analysis on computational biology, bioinformatics, genomics, proteomics, cytomics and next-generation sequencing to identify genetic and cytome biomarker
  • carry out integrative mechanistic studies in a collaborative environment  
  • exploit some of the cutting-edge experimental and computational methods
  • prepare scientific publications, grant proposals and reports
  • provide general administrative and operational support
  • perform other duties as assigned


  • a Master’s degree in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Biochemistry, or related disciplines, with at least 1 year’s post-qualification experience
  • research experience in the field of computational biology, machine learning through advanced programming (Matlab, Python or R)
  • high level of expertise in analysis of large and complex datasets
  • excellent written and oral communication skills
  • ability to work independently and in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team
  • applicants with less experience or lower qualifications may be considered for appointment as Research Assistant I

Enquiries about the duties of the post should be sent to Prof. Shirley Li at


What We Offer

The appointment will commence as soon as possible on a 2-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. The appointment on fixed terms will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme at 10% of basic salary. Other benefits include annual leave, medical benefits and free access to on-campus gyms and libraries.

Those who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 524628) need not re-apply.


How to Apply

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 start from May 24, 2024 and continue until July 31, 2024, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier. 


The University is an equal opportunities employer and
is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency

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