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Research Assistant I/II (several posts)

The University of Hong Kong

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Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Public Health (22400)
Categories: Research Staff
Hong Kong

Research Assistant I/II (several posts) in the Division of Public Health Laboratory Sciences, School of Public Health (Ref.: 520261) (to commence as soon as possible on a one-year temporary basis or a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance)

Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, medical sciences or related disciplines. They should be responsible, self-motivated and diligent. Knowledge of laboratory techniques in microbiology (e.g. PCR and ELISA) is an advantage. Fresh graduates are welcome.

The appointees will join a laboratory led by Professor Malik Peiris and Professor Leo Poon researching on influenza, SARS-CoV-2, MERS, and other emerging viral infections. It is a WHO reference laboratory for H5 influenza viruses and SARS-CoV-2 diagnostics. Enquiries about the duties of the posts should be sent to Mr. Samuel Cheng at Those who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 518949) need not re-reapply.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. The appointments 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 application for the above posts. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications will start on as soon as possible and continue until July 31, 2023, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.

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