Karolinska Institutet, Ming Wai Lau Center

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 research group and project
The current research of Assistant Professor Sijie Chen aims at developing novel fluorescence based tools and technology for biological research, especially mechanobiology studies.

Two positions as postdoctoral researcher are now available in Bio/Biomedical engineering, Biomaterials, Materials, Biology/Mechanobiology.

We are looking for highly-motivated, creative scientists or engineers, who enjoy an interdisciplinary, open and collaborative environment, with the following qualifications, experience and skills:

  • Completion of a PhD or an equivalent degree in Bioengineering/Biomedical engineering, Life sciences, Chemistry or related disciplines.
  • A strong publication record in peer reviewed journals.
  • Experience in one or multiple research areas of bioconjugate chemistry, biomaterials, materials characterization, mechanobiology, microscopy (fluorescence microscopy & atomic-force microscopy) and spectroscopy.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

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

This 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
A person is eligible for a position as Postdoctoral Researcher if he or she has obtained a PhD no more than seven years before the last date of employment as postdoc. The term can be extended under special circumstances.

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

  1. 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
  2. A complete list of publications
  3. A summary of current work (no more than one page)
  4. Verifications for crediting of illness, military service, work for labour unions or student organisations, parental leave or similar circumstances
  5. Applicants should arrange to have at least two letters of reference

The application is to be submitted through the MyNetwork recruitment system.

Type of employment Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 2
Working hours 100 %
City Hong Kong
Country Hong Kong
Reference number 2-1480/2017
  • Sijie Chen, Assistant Professor, E-mail: sijie.chen@ki.se
Published 06.Mar.2017
Last application date 31.Mar.2017 11:59 PM CET

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