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 environment and area

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellow position as bioinformatician in single-cell genomics at MWLC in Hong Kong.

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. MWLC of KI has two nodes, one in Hong Kong and one in Stockholm, currently with 4 and 7 scientific teams, respectively, specializing in different aspects of reparative medicine. The eleven teams closely interact as one centre for collaborative efforts via a series of workshops and seminars interchangeably held in Hong Kong and Stockholm, as well as other routine investigator-initiated communications.

The successful applicant for the position will be part of a bioinformatics core, embedded in a dynamic bioinformatics environment at the Hong Kong node of MWLC which also includes a single-cell profiling division. In addition to co-directing the division, Dr Zongli Zheng's group focuses on technology development that integrates advanced NGS, CRISPR and high-throughput targeted sequencing methods, as well as development of companion informatics tools.

While located in Hong Kong, the applicant will participate in projects of the following research groups at the Stockholm node:

  • Dr Gonçalo Castelo-Branco: Investigating how distinct epigenetic states within the oligodendrocyte lineage are established, by identifying key transcription factors, chromatin modifying complexes and non-coding RNAs involved in epigenetic transitions.
  • Dr Christian Göritz: Studying mechanisms mediating scarring and repair of the central nervous system with the aim to develop and test strategies that could be utilized to enhance tissue repair, with the long-term goal to facilitate repair in humans.
  • Dr Francois Lallemend: Investigating how neurons are integrated into functional circuits during development with the aim to identify key molecular players of neuronal cell death and modulate them in neural tumours to provide new efficient treatment.

Skills and personal qualities

We are looking for a highly-motivated person interested in the area of research of MWLC. The candidate should have a collaborative approach to research, working productively in a team. We welcome applications from candidates with a PhD degree in Computational Biology, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, or relevant fields, with strong programming skills in C, C++, Java, JavaScript, Python, PERL or R. Candidates should have experience in single-cell transcriptomics and/or epigenomics.

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.

Entry requirement

Qualified to be employed as a Postdoctoral researcher is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence.

Application process

 An application must contain the following documents in English:

  • A personal letter highlighting previous scientific accomplishments, technical expertise and motivation why the candidate is interested in joining MWLC
  • Curriculum vitae (max 3 pages, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, selected publications, previous academic positions, academic title and current position, academic)
  • Name, position and email of 2 references

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

Type of employment Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Hong Kong
Country
Reference number 2-1533/2018
Contact
  • Gonçalo Castelo-Branco, Goncalo.Castelo-Branco@ki.se
  • Zongli Zheng, Zongli.Zheng@ki.se
Published 16.Mar.2018
Last application date 27.Apr.2018 11:59 PM CET

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