Post-doctoral Position in Virology and Microbiology
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
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Post Date: Aug 08, 2017
Job Type: Full time
Degree Requirement: Ph.D.
Years Experience: Entry Level
Start Date: Oct 1, 2017
Location: Hong Kong - Hong Kong
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Description
The Department of Microbiology at Chinese University of Hong Kong invites the individuals with interest in molecular genomics, evolution and systems biology to join a highly interactive research team studying the epigenetic changes of viral genomes in developing human cancers. We are using evolutionary biologic approaches to understand the molecular basis of human papillomavirus causing cervical cancer. In addition, projects on cervical, oral and gut microbiome and human diseases represent an extension of our studies on tumor viruses. Our group seeks an energetic and creative individual with strong analytic/computational skills to work on molecular genomics, epigenetics and evolution of papillomavirus and microbiome using Next-Gen sequencing and bioinformatics pipelines.

Skills
Individual with Ph.D. degree in his/her first 3 years. Previous training on molecular genomics, epigenetics/methylation, evolution or other highly quantitative disciplines/bioinformatics required. Excellent oral and written skills for research presentation are expected.

Notes
Appointment will be made on contract basis for one year commencing Sep/Oct 2017, renewable subject to mutual agreement and funding availability depending on performances and qualifications.

Duties include (a) establishing new methodologies; (b) designing and conducting research projects; and (c) assisting in writing manuscripts and research grant applications. The appointee will work at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Shatin.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter explaining relevant work experience (max 1 page), curriculum vitae and the contacting information of three references.


Contact Details
Name: Zigui Chen
Division: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Department: Department of Microbiology
Country: Hong Kong