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Research Officer

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 515386
Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Surgery, School of Clinical Medicine (21700)
Categories: Academic-related Staff
Hong Kong

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Officer in the Department of Surgery, School of Clinical Medicine (Ref.: 515386)to commence as soon as possible for two years, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in molecular genetics and cancer biology, with at least 3 year’s relevant work experience. They should demonstrate an excellent command of written and spoken English and Chinese (including Cantonese and Putonghua), and excellent communication skills. They should be independent and self-motivated. Experience in next-generation sequencing and gene-editing technology would be an advantage.

The appointee will work with an interdisciplinary team and contribute to various projects related to breast cancer biology. He/She will assist in the development of research studies and grant applications, oversee and coordinate the projects, and supervise junior research staff.  Enquiries about the duties of the post should be directed to Professor Ava Kwong at avakwong@hku.hk.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

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 on July 4, 2022 and continue until September 30, 2022, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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