Posted on 2021-10-12
Karolinska Institutet

Senior Research Assistant (ref. no. 2-4413/2021)

Karolinska Institutet

Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 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 Mainland China and fostering future leaders in both academia and industry.


Description of the research group and project

Dr. Zongli Zheng’s group has long been interested in technology innovation to solve problems in clinic. Some of our technologies have been adopted globally in both research and clinical settings for precision medicine and for CRISPR genome editing. We are interested in integrating cancer genomics, single-cell genomics and CRISPR genome editing to identify therapeutic targets and biomarkers of genetic diseases. Companion new data algorithm and software development are integral parts of these developments.

We are seeking a highly motivated junior scientist to join our team as a Senior Research Assistant.


Responsibility and requirements

The position will be based in the inspiring environment of Hong Kong Science Park. The successful candidate will be responsible for NGS wet-lab experiments, data collection and summary, and assist in manuscript writing. Specific requirements include:

  • A bachelor or higher degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, or relevant fields.
  • Experience in cancer research involving next-generation sequencing with a proven record of publications.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.


The Employment

This is a one year fixed-term employment.

This 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.


Application Process

Applicants should send a cover letter outlining their background, expected salary and earliest available date, together with a CV, [via CTgoodjobs Apply Now ] by 14 November 2021. Write “2-4413/2021" in the subject title.

Interviews will start when applications are received until the position is filled.

First day of employment: 2 January 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only.


Karolinska Institutet

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Our vision is to advance knowledge about life and strive towards better health for all. 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.

Pursuant to the regulations of the Swedish National Archives, applications are kept on file for two years after the appointment has gained legal force. The regulations do not apply to attachments that have been printed or otherwise published.

Karolinska Institutet strives to provide a workplace that has approximately the same number of women and men, is free of discrimination and offers equal opportunity to everyone.

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More job information
Job Function
  • Hong Kong Science Park
Employment Term
  • Full-time
  • 0 year - 5 years
Career Level
  • Entry level
  • Degree
  • 5-day week
  • Competitive pay
  • Medical plan