Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine (MWLC), 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.

MWLC is established to further accelerate research in stem cell biology, biomedical engineering, biotechnology, and regenerative medicine. MWLC operates two nodes, one based at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden and the other in Hong Kong, located in Science Park, Shatin. The Hong Kong node currently includes four research groups, consisting of a total of 30-40 scientists. 

Description of the research group and project 
Our group has long interests in technology innovation to solve problems in clinic. Some of our technologies have been adopted globally in both research and clinical settings for precision medicine and for CRISPR genome editing. We are interested in integrating cancer genomics (e.g. TCGA datasets), single-cell genomics and CRISPR genome editing to understand diseases and to identify biomarkers and therapeutics targets. Companion new data algorithm and software development are natural parts of these developments. 

We are seeking a highly motivated bioinformatician to join our team. 

Responsibility and requirements 
The position will be based in the inspiring environment in Hong Kong Science Park. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading bioinformatics analyses that integrate our recently sequenced >1000 cancer samples and the TCGA datasets, develop new data algorithms for T-cell receptor profiling, gene rearrangement detection, CRISPR genome-wide editing characterization, or large-scale single-cell genomics data analyses. Specific requirements include: 

  • At least a Bachelor's degree in molecular cell biology, biotechnology, bioinformatics, data science, mathematics or relevant fields. 
  • Extensive experience in genomics research involving large-scale next-generation sequencing data analysis or CRISPR genome editing, with a proven record of publications. 
  • Experience in data analysis using R, Python, Java, or C/C++. Profound knowledge in C/C++ is considered an advantage.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English

The employment 
This is a two-year full-time 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 with MPF and pension contributing up to a total of 10% over basic salary and medical benefits will be offered. 

Entry requirements 
To be qualified for this position, at least a bachelor's degree in molecular cell biology, biotechnology, bioinformatics, data science, mathematics or relevant fields 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 degree certificate
• 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.

First day of employment: ASAP.

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world´s leading medical universities. Its mission is to contribute to the improvement of human health through research and education. Karolinska Institutet accounts for over 40 per cent of the medical academic research conducted in Sweden and offers the country´s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. Since 1901 the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has selected 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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Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all!

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 2-885/2021
  • Zongli Zheng, Assistant Professor, E-mail: zongli.zheng@ki.se
Published 17.Feb.2021
Last application date 10.Mar.2021 11:59 PM CET

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