Job ref no.: E/R/121/03
City University of Hong Kong

Research Assistant (2 posts) in the Department of Biomedical Sciences

City University of Hong Kong

  • Competitive pay

Project : Therapeutic Potential of Neural Motor Prostheses Device for the Treatment of Spinocerebellar Ataxia

Duties : Carry out laboratory research work (including cell culture, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, molecular biology, animal experiment and behaviour, and computational programming) for the Project.

The appointment will be for 12 months. 

Requirements : 

For post (a), a Master’s degree/good honours degree in Biology/Biological Sciences/Neuroscience or related disciplines with strong knowledge of molecular biology, tissue culture, animal surgery and animal behaviour.  Experience in small animal handling (i.e. intraperitoneal injection), immunohistochemistry, western blot, primary cell culture, protein extraction, qPCR and imaging techniques is preferred.

For post (b), a Master’s degree/good honours degree in Engineering/Computer Science/Bioengineering/Computational Neuroscience or related disciplines with strong interest in interdisciplinary research and experience in programming (i.e. MATLAB, Python), signal processing and/or mechatronic system.  Experience in FPGA/hardware programming, electrophysiology and optogenetics is preferred.

For two posts, good command of written and spoken English; strong organizational and interpersonal skills; being mature, self-motivated, hardworking and able to work independently are required.

(Those who have responded to the previous advertisements need not re-apply.)

Salary and Conditions of Service
Salary offered will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Fringe benefits include leave, medical and dental consultations at the campus clinic.

Information and Application
Further information on the posts and the University is available at, or from the Human Resources Office, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong [Email : : 2788 1154 or 3442 0311]. 

To apply, please submit an online application at The closing date is 26 May 2018.  Applications will receive full consideration and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.  The University’s privacy policy is available on the homepage.

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More job information
Job ref no. E/R/121/03 (CT3111299-01#0210)
  • N/A
Job Function
  • Kowloon Tong
Employment Term
  • Temporary
  • Full-time
Career Level
  • Non-management level
  • Degree
  • Master's degree