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

Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine, KI, Hong Kong
Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine (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 40-50 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 therapeutic targets. Companion new data algorithm and software development are integral parts of these developments.

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

The position will be based in the inspiring environment in Hong Kong Science Park. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading new CRISPR genome editing technology developments, including precision and efficient genome editing in various settings. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Leading the project in planning, experiment design and execution.
  • Working with bioinformaticians in development of new data algorithm and bioinformatics pipeline.
  • Data summary and writing for result dissemination including reporting and scientific journal publications.

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 the following is required:

  • A PhD degree in molecular cell biology, biotechnology or relevant fields.
  • Experience in molecular cloning, CRISPR genome editing, or single-cell genomics.
  • 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 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.

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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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 2-3148/2021
  • Zongli Zheng, Assistant Professor, Email: zongli.zheng@ki.se
Published 28.Jun.2021
Last application date 08.Aug.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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