Post-doctoral Fellows (3 positions) (Job ID: 6250)

Job level Middle
Education Doctorate or above
Clearwater Bay
Employment type Full Time
Benefits Dental plan, Medical plan
Industry Education / Training
Job function Education / Training > Management - Schools / University / Vocational
Science / Lab / Research > Research & Development (R&D)
Science / Lab / Research > Others
Published On 11/06/2021

Job Title:  Post-doctoral Fellows (3 positions)
Department:  Department of Ocean Science
Job ID:  6250

Job Posting Details

Prof. Pei-Yuan Qian’s group in Department of Ocean Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology are looking for 3 Post-doctoral Fellows to work on genomics projects on deep-sea non-model species. A key focus of the lab is to use genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic data to understand the symbiotic relationship, molecular adaptation and evolution of deep-sea organisms, especially organisms living in cold seeps and hydrothermal vents. Collaborative international projects are already underway, ensuring a quick and productive start.

The appointees are expected to:

  1. produce quality research outputs and scientific publications;
  2. write research proposals to seek funding supports;
  3. supervise junior research staff and students; and
  4. perform any other duties as assigned;

Applicants must have completed a PhD (or will have completed a PhD before the position starts) in bioinformatics, genomics, evolutionary biology, population genetics, microbiology, deep sea, or a related discipline, with a demonstrated record of research achievement via publications. They should also be proficient with programming in a scripted language (e.g. Python, Perl, or R). Experience with shell scripting and computing cluster environments and/or experience working with whole genome datasets in population or comparative genomics will be beneficial. (Duration: 1 year, renewable)

Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits including annual leave, medical and dental benefits will be provided.

Application Procedure
Please send a CV, cover letter describing research interests and skills, and copies of publications (APA format) to Dr. LAN Yi ( ) with the email subject of “Postdoc Application”. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.