Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine, KI, 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.

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 position will be based in the inspiring environment in Hong Kong Science Park, and will be exposed to rich intellectual environment in both Stockholm and Hong Kong nodes. 

One postdoc position in Functional Genomics Using Single-Cell CRISPR

Specific responsibility and requirement are:

  • To design single-cell NGS/CRISPR assays and carry out the experiments for studying phenotypes and genotypes relations.
  • A PhD or equivalent degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or relevant fields, with a proven record in renowned publications.
  • Experiences in single-cell RNA-seq, NGS and CRISPR are preferred.
  • The ideal candidate should enjoy working in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English is required.

The employment

This is a two-year fixed-term 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 10% on top of basic salary intended as pension, MPF employer’s contribution 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.

Type of employment Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Hong Kong
Reference number 2-3675/2017
  • Zongli Zheng, Assistant Professor, zongli.zheng@ki.se
Published 10.Aug.2017
Last application date 24.Aug.2017 11:59 PM CET

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