Postdoctoral Researcher in Chemistry

Updated: 4 days ago
Deadline: 13 Oct 2019

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.

One postdoctoral researcher position is available in the following area: Chemistry 

Qualifications

We are looking for a highly-motivated, creative researcher, who enjoys an interdisciplinary, open and collaborative environment, with the following qualifications, experience and skills:

  • Completion of a PhD or an equivalent degree in Chemistry, Materials Science or related disciplines.
  • A strong publication record in peer reviewed journals.
  • The successful candidate is expected to have sufficient background knowledge and experience in design, synthesis, and characterization of small organic fluorophores, fluorescent probes and fluorescent nano-materials.
  • Experience in computational chemistry and molecular modeling, bioconjugation or bioimaging is an advantage.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

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

At KI the Postdoctoral researcher position is regarded as an early career step after a doctoral degree. Qualified to be employed as a Postdoctoral researcher is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence.

Application process

An employment application must contain the following documents in English:

  • 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
  • A doctoral certificate or equivalent
  • A complete list of publications
  • A summary of current work (no more than one page)
  • Applicants should arrange to have at least two letters of reference 
  • The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.


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