Research Technician
(Job Reference Number: H03/2022/06)

Centre for Oncology and Immunology Limited

The long-term objective of the Centre for Oncology and Immunology is to employ novel functional screens, animal and cell models including organoids, immuno-oncology approach, as well as advanced genomic and proteomic techniques down to single cell resolution to identify novel “druggable” cancer targets for hard-to-treat malignancies. The ultimate goal is to develop therapeutics against these targets and to conduct clinical trials evaluating these drugs along with biomarkers with an eye to their eventual commercialization worldwide. Success in this venture will address pressing unmet medical needs and establish Hong Kong as a leading hub of innovative anti-cancer and immuno-oncology drug development.

 

Job Description & Qualification:

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Technician (Ref.: H03/2022/06), to commence as soon as possible, on a fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and mutual agreement.

The appointees are expected to assist collaborative research projects in discovery of cancer biomarkers using large scale multi-omics approach, organoid technology and novel animal models, as well as anti-cancer or immuno-oncology drug development.

Applicants should possess a Bachelor degree or above, preferably in Biomedical Sciences or related disciplines, with at least 1 year of experience in providing technical support to end-users and maintenance of lab equipment. He/She would also need to assist in the daily operation of a biomedical research laboratory. Relevant work experiences at the local universities and research core facilities will be an asset.

Familiar with relevant research techniques in FACS analysis, Molecular Biology, CRISPR technologies, Single Cell Technologies, Next Generation Sequencing, 2D/3D Tissue Culture, PCR, Western Blot, ELISA, Cloning, or Drug screening would be an advantage.

The applicants should have a good command of written and spoken English and strong communication skills, team player, self-motivated, organized, detail- minded, hardworking, willing to learn new techniques, and able to work well in a multidisciplinary team.

Applicants should submit their up-to-date C.V. and research publication list (where applicable), quoting the job reference number, with information of current/expected remuneration and availability, to career@coinno.hk or by clicking "Apply". Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until the posts are filled.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

The personal data provided in your application process will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes. The personal data may be transferred and disclosed to, and used by HKU Innovation Holdings Limited and The University of Hong Kong for the above purposes.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all qualified candidates.