Postdoctoral Researcher in Chemistry or Materials Science

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.

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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, especially mechanobiology studies.

One position as postdoctoral researcher are available in the following areas: Fluorescent biosensors, materials science, chemistry


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.
  • Knowledge of fluorescence, fluorescent probes and fluorescence based techniques. 
  • Experience and expertise in chemical synthesis, materials, biomaterials, and materials characterization, and/or fluorescent materials/sensors, and spectroscopy.
  • Experience in super-resolution microscopy, atomic-force microscopy, FLIM, 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

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.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAs soon as possible
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityHong Kong
CountryHong Kong
Reference number2-1325/2019
ContactSijie Chen, Assistant Professor,
Last application date15.Apr.2019 11:59 PM CET

Post expires on Monday April 15th, 2019