Postdoctoral Researcher in Synthetic Chemistry

Job level Middle
Education Doctorate or above
Language English
Employment type Full Time
Benefits 5-day week, Competitive pay, General holidays, Medical plan, MPF
Industry Biotechnology / Chemicals / Laboratory
Job function Science / Lab / Research > Biotechnology
Published On 19/06/2018

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

Dr. ’s Laboratory has long interests in developing novel functional surfaces and biomaterials for clinical applications. Committed to translating new materials for medical use, the Li group focuses on engineering functional materials for medical use and developing biomolecules as therapeutics. We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher for research initiatives in synthetic chemistry for a wide-array of studies in medicine Linxian Li.


One postdoc position in synthetic chemistry

We are searching for a postdoctoral researcher with the following qualifications and experience:

  • Applicant must hold a PhD with strong background in synthetic chemistry.
  • Demonstrated experience with click chemistry.
  • Experience in characterization of chemical libraries will be considered an asset.


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 one-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 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 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. Applicants should arrange to have at least two letters of reference


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


Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Its vision is to significantly contribute to the improvement of human health. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.

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