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Computational Biologist (at the rank of Technical Manager / Senior Technical Officer) (several posts)

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 503647
Work type: Full-time
Department: Centre for PanorOmic Sciences (22200)
Categories: Executive / Technical / Support
Hong Kong

Computational Biologist (at the rank of Technical Manager / Senior Technical Officer) (several posts) in the Centre for PanorOmic Sciences (Ref.: 503647) (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)

Centre for PanorOmic Sciences (CPOS) is an academic research-support centre comprising strategic research programs and various core laboratories under the management of the LKS Faculty of Medicine at the University of Hong Kong.  We are undergoing rapid expansion and seeking various talents.  The CPOS core laboratories host state-of-the-art omics technology platforms.  With a team of researchers and more than 60 highly trained and dedicated staff, we aim to facilitate and support omics research in Hong Kong and the region by developing expertise and infrastructure. Information about the Centre can be obtained at

We are seeking lead Bioinformaticians with expertise in genomics, mass spectrometry, metabolomics or proteomics to join our bioinformatics team.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Biological Sciences, or a related discipline, with at least 3 years' hands-on bioinformatics analysis experience; and possess the ability to use programming languages such as R, Python, Perl, Java, or related languages.  Having experience in analyzing multi-omics datasets will be outstanding.  Applicants should have excellent communication skills; a strong interest in working closely with investigators; and be highly motivated, independent, able to lead and perform in a multidisciplinary team environment, whilst working and managing multiple projects in parallel.

The appointees will provide leadership and mentorship in a highly impactful bioinformatics team, have the unique opportunity to participate in world-class research, work with clinicians, biologists and bioinformatics experts, and expose to a wide range of applications.  They will apply the latest analytics tools to multi-omics data, evaluate and establish analysis pipelines, lead and provide supervision of junior staff members.  Those who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 503410) need not re-apply.

Applicants with less experience/qualifications but with a good initiative will also be considered.

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 posts.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of applications will start from April 15, 2021 and continue until April 30, 2021, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.

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