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Post-doctoral Fellow

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 503858
Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine (21100)
Categories: Academic-related Staff
Hong Kong

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine (Ref.: 503858), to commence as soon as possible for three years, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree and extended experience in immunology, molecular biology, human genetics or bioinformatics, with first-author publications in respected journals of the particular field. Those who are willing to explore new areas of study, including data analysis, are preferred. Applicants should be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and have excellent communication skills in English.  .

The appointee will work on functionally characterizing the susceptibility genes for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE; more information can be found in the recent publication in Nat Commun. 2021 Feb 3;12(1):772), using cutting-edge technologies in immunology, gene editing, transcriptomics, animal models, and integrative data analysis.  Training opportunities in both genome-wide functional characterization and data analysis will be provided.  There will also be chances to participate in research collaborations with international and Mainland collaborators.  Enquiries about the duties of the post should be sent to Dr. Yang Wanling at yangwl@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 applications for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V., a research statement and a study plan.  References are only required for shortlisted candidates.  Review of applications will start on May 7, 2021 and continue until October 31, 2021, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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