Post-doctoral Fellow in Stem Cell Biology

Ref.: 502788
Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Biomedical Sciences (22600)
Categories: Academic-related Staff
Hong Kong

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Stem Cell Biology (several posts) in the School of Biomedical Sciences (Ref.: 502788), to commence as soon as possible for one to three year(s), with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

The selected candidates will work in a company incorporated by the University of Hong Kong that was established to administer and support the University’s innovation endeavors.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Sciences, Biological Sciences, or a related discipline, with a strong research publication record. Research experiences in at least one of the areas including stem cells, regenerative medicine, cancer, heart disease, liver disease, animal models, immunology, embryology, genomics, genome-editing, drug screen are desirable. They should have a good command of written and spoken English, strong communication skills, and a demonstrated track record of publishing academic research papers. Applicants should also be self-motivated, innovative, and able to work well in an interdisciplinary team. The appointees are expected to contribute to 3 translational research programmes in a newly developed translational stem cell biology research centre.

Prorgramme 1:

  • New technology relevant to stem cells with totipotency features
  • Molecular determinants in direct differentiation of expanded potential stem cells (ESPCs) to functional cells
  • Genome editing of EPSCs and new genome editing techniques and applications in ES cells
  • Protein engineering and direct molecular evolution


Prorgramme 2:

  • Application of stem cell-derived cells for disease modeling/drug screening
  • Cell products
  • EPSCs as platform for the generation of genome-edited animals


Prorgramme 3:

  • Stem cells for studying immunological disorders
  • Drug candidates for immunological disorders


Appointees are expected to conduct research projects in a multidisciplinary team of clinicians and scientists. Working off-campus may be required.

A competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered.

The University only accepts online applications for the posts. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V., and a research publication list. Review of applications will start from December 16, 2020 and continue until December 31, 2020 , or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.

Advertised: Dec 2, 2020 (HK Time)
Applications close: Dec 31, 2020 (HK Time)

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