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 KI in Stockholm, Sweden and the other in Hong Kong, located in Science Park, Shatin. The Hong Kong node will include four research groups, initially consisting of a total of 20-30 scientists.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Functional Genomics using Single-cell CRISPR and Computational Approaches

Description of research group and project

The Zongli Zheng group has long interests in developing simple and simpler NGS technologies and associated informatics algorithms for Precision Medicine. Some of these innovations and informatics pipelines have been applied in clinics; discovered novel therapeutic targets while serving as robust assays for genetic profiling across various types of clinical samples to guide treatments. We have also developed methods for characterizing and improving CRISPR genome editing off-target, an important issue to address towards its clinical applications.

The Zongli Zheng group in MWLC is seeking highly motivated individuals with proven strong records to join our team to work on functional genomics projects. We are interested in studying the relation between phenotypes and genotypes at both a global level and defined pathways, using novel NGS, CRISPR and informatics approaches on large scale single-cell studies. The positions will be based in the inspiring environment in Hong Kong Science Park. Specific responsibility and requirement are:

One postdoc position in Molecular Biology

Responsibility: To design single-cell NGS/CRISPR assays and carry out the experiments for studying phenotypes and genotypes relations.


  • Completion of a PhD or an equivalent degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or relevant fields.
  • A proven record in renowned publications.
  • Experience in NGS and/or CRISPR is preferred.
  • Applicant should be highly motivated and a good team player.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English is required.

One postdoc position in Computational Biology

Responsibility: To lead the development of computational algorithms for analyzing NGS data from single-cell and CRISPR experiments.


  • Completion of a PhD or an equivalent degree in Biostatistics, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics or relevant fields.
  • A proven record in renowned publications.
  • Strong programming skills in Python or C/C++, and R. 
  • Applicant should be highly motivated and a good team player.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English is required.

The employments

These are a two-year fixed-term position, with the possibility of renewal.

The assignments are 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 requirement

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. Please indicate which one of the positions, Molecular Biology or Computational Biology, you are applying for.

Type of employment Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 2
Working hours 100%
City Hong Kong
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-2100/2017
  • Zongli Zheng, Assistant Professor, zongli.zheng@ki.se
Published 20.Apr.2017
Last application date 18.May.2017 11:59 PM CET

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