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 Mainland China, and fostering future leaders in both academia and industry.

Description of the research group and project
The current research of Assistant Professor Sijie Chen aims at developing novel fluorescence-based tools and technology for biological research.

One Postdoctoral researcher position is available in the following areas: Chemistry/Materials Science or Bioengineering.

Responsibility and requirements
We are looking for a highly motivated, creative researcher, who enjoys an interdisciplinary, open and collaborative environment, with the following qualifications, experience and skills:

  • Applicants must hold a PhD degree with strong background in Chemistry, Materials Science, Bioengineering or related disciplines.
  • The successful candidate is expected to have sufficient background knowledge and experience in design, synthesis, and characterization of small organic fluorophores and fluorescent probes.
  • Experience in computational chemistry and molecular modeling, bioconjugation or bioimaging is an advantage.
  • A strong publication record in peer reviewed journals.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

The employment
This is a one-year fixed-term position, with the possibility of renewal.

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 KI 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 in Chemistry, Materials Science, Bioengineering or related disciplines 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.

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

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.

Pursuant to the regulations of the Swedish National Archives, applications are kept on file for two years after the appointment has gained legal force. The regulations do not apply to attachments that have been printed or otherwise published.

Karolinska Institutet strives to provide a workplace that has approximately the same number of women and men, is free of discrimination and offers equal opportunity to everyone.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Hong Kong
Country China
Reference number STÖD 2-2148/2020
Contact
  • Sijie Chen, Assistant Professor, E-mail: sijie.chen@ki.se
Published 13.May.2020
Last application date 14.Jun.2020 11:59 PM CET

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