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Senior Research Assistant/ Research Assistant I/II

Apply now Ref.: 496932
Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Microbiology (20700)
Categories: Research Support Staff

Senior Research Assistant/ Research Assistant I/II in the Department of Microbiology (Ref.: ­­­­496932) (to commence as soon as possible for one year, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance)

Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree or above in Bioinformatics, Biological Sciences, Computer Science or a related discipline, with solid hands-on experience involving analysis of high-­throughput omics data, including but not limited to, transcriptomics, proteomics, or metabolomics data. They should be familiar with Linux/UNIX environment and scripting in Perl/Python/R. A track record in supporting data analysis for research groups, including omics analysis in academic/clinical setting would be an advantage. Applicants should also have effective communication skills, and a strong interest in working closely with biologists and clinicians; and be highly motivated, independent, and able to collaborate in a multidisciplinary team environment. Those who possess a Master’s or a Ph.D. degree with full-time work experience may be appointed as Senior Research Assistant.

The appointee will conduct data analysis using in-house analysis pipelines, expose to a wide range of applications, and interpret data generated from cutting edge technologies. Under the supervision of Professor Kwok-Yung Yuen and Dr. Jasper Chan, he/she will manage, explore and perform mining of important information from different types of omics data. Enquiries about the duties of the post should be sent to Dr. Hin Chu at hinchu@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. (preferably with an academic transcript). Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until September 12, 2019, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier. 

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