[Coral-List] Adventures in Asia - Bioinformatics Postdoc @ HKU

dmbaker dmbaker at hku.hk
Thu Jul 26 03:18:39 EDT 2018

Dear Coral-Listers;

I am seeking a postdoc as described below. The deadline is tight but we will continue the search until a suitable candidate is found. The position is funded for up to 3 years at an internationally competitive salary.

Thanks for sharing!


Applications are invited for appointments as Post-doctoral Fellow/Research Associate in The Swire Institute of Marine Science (SWIMS), to commence in September 2018 for one year, with the possibility of renewal.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in molecular ecology, or other biodiversity related disciplines. They should have a demonstrated publication record of question driven science in the field of marine biodiversity and/or microbiology. They should also have a toolkit comprised of a solid foundation in laboratory experience and computational skills related but not limited to barcoding, metabarcoding, and shotgun sequencing. Applicants should have strong skills in bioinformatics to manage the whole analyses of NGS metabarcoding and shotgun sequencing data. A capacity to perform fieldwork expeditions including the use of SCUBA is beneficial but not essential. The position is paired with a research assistant who will assist the appointee in all research activities.
The appointee will be based at SWIMS (http://www.swims.hku.hk<http://www.swims.hku.hk/>) located in the Cape d'Aguilar Marine Reserve on the southeast corner of Hong Kong Island. He/She will combine field work, laboratory work, and analytical power for bioinformatics (provided by the Information Technology Services at HKU) under a newly formed research initiative funded by the Environment and Conservation Fund “MarineGEO-Hong Kong: Towards an Understanding of Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function”. The primary project will include assessing biodiversity of passive samplers deployed in marine waters around Hong Kong, which includes laboratory work comprising DNA extraction, amplification, and library preparations as well as computational analysis of metabarcoding and shotgun sequencing data.
A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. Affordable accommodation at the laboratory residence can be arranged by the Institute subject to availability.
Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V., a cover letter, and contact information of at least two referees to dmbaker at hku.hk<mailto:dmbaker at hku.hk>.  Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hr.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/.  Closes August 1, 2018.
The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.
David M. Baker, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
The Swire Institute of Marine Science
School of Biological Sciences
The University of Hong Kong
Kadoorie Biological Sciences Building
Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, PRC

dmbaker at hku.hk<mailto:dmbaker at hku.hk>


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