Senior Research Assistant/Research Assistant I/II (several posts) in the HKU-Pasteur Research Pole of the School of Public Health (Ref.: 504224) (to commence as soon as possible on a one-year temporary basis or two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance)
Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree or above in bioinformatics, biomedical science, computer science, or a related discipline, with at least three years’ relevant experience; OR a Master’s degree with at least one year’s experience. They should have experience in biological data analysis using programming languages such as R or python, and competence in command line tools. They should have a good command of written and spoken English, and strong communication skills. They should be organized, highly motivated, and able to work independently as well as in an interdisciplinary team. Preference will be given to those with knowledge of next-generation sequence analysis and computational methods in phylogenetics, population genetics, or genomic epidemiology. Fresh graduates, and/or those with a keen interest in infectious diseases and a plan to pursue postgraduate research, are welcome to apply. Those with less experience may be considered as Research Assistant I/II.
The appointees will join Dr. Dhanasekaran’s research team to work on projects related to COVID-19, other respiratory viruses, and Antimicrobial Resistance. They will contribute to the design and implementation of computational projects in collaboration with international experts in the field; develop computational methods and pipelines for genomic dataset from surveillance activities to link clinical, epidemiological and genomic data; and perform other duties as assigned.
A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. The appointment on fixed terms will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme totalling up to 10% of basic salary.
The University only accepts online applications for the above posts. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications will start on June 15, 2021 and continue until June 30, 2021, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.