Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine, KI, Hong Kong

Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine (MWLC) aims to contribute to the improvement of human health by conducting cutting-edge research in reparative medicine and related subjects, by creating a new platform for synergies between academia and innovation in Sweden and Hong Kong as well as China, and fostering future leaders in both academia and industry.

Description of the research group and project
Dr. Linxian Li’s group has long interest in developing novel therapeutics for clinical applications. Committed to translating new technology for medical use, the Li group focuses on using chemical synthesis, biological tools, and artificial intelligence to develop mRNA therapeutics. We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher for research initiatives in RNA Biology.

We are searching for a postdoctoral researcher with the following qualifications and experience:

  • Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree and with a strong background in RNA Biology or related areas
  • Demonstrated experience in in-vitro transcription (IVT) and functional study of RNA / Ribozyme
  • Experience in molecular biology and cell culture is an asset
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English is required
  • The ideal candidate should enjoy working in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment

The Employment
The employment is to start as soon as possible until 30 November 2023.

The assignment is located at MWLC, Hong Kong, and the employment will follow local labour laws in Hong Kong.

A competitive remuneration package including 10% on top of basic salary (fully-taxable) intended as pension will be offered in addition to MPF employer’s contribution and medical benefits.

Entry Requirements
At Karolinska Institutet the Postdoctoral Researcher position is regarded as an early career step after a doctoral degree. Qualified to be employed as a Postdoctoral Researcher is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence.

To be qualified for this position, a doctorate or equivalent with strong background in RNA Biology or related area is required.

Application Process
An employment application must contain the following documents in English:

  • A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  • A doctoral certificate or equivalent
  • A complete list of publications
  • A summary of current work (no more than one page)
  • Applicants should arrange to have at least two letters of reference

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system at https://ki.varbi.com/what:job/jobID:521123/?lang=en. Please submit your application by 27 July 2022.

Interviews will start when applications are received until the position is filled.

First day of employment: ASAP.


Karolinska Institutet
Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Our vision is to advance knowledge about life and strive towards better health for all. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.

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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Number of positions 1
City Hong Kong
Country China
Reference number STÖD 2-2624/2022
  • Linxian Li, Assistant Professor, Email:linxian.li@ki.se
Published 14.Jun.2022
Last application date 27.Jul.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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