Senior Research Assistant/Research Assistant I/II in the Department of Medicine

4-6 years
14 days ago
Job Description

Job Description :

Senior Research Assistant/Research Assistant I/II in the Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine(Ref.: 522973) (to commence as soon as possible for one year, with the possibilityof renewal)

Our laboratory focuses on the pathogenesis and development of therapeutic agents for blood cancers in particular acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). We have established various laboratory platforms and animal models including transgenic zebrafish and mouse models, xenotransplantation using immunodeficient mice and various molecular and cellular experimental models. The laboratory works in close collaboration with the Faculty Core Facility and Centre for PanorOmic Sciences (CPOS) of the LKS Faculty of Medicine as well as the Centre for Comparative Medicine Research (CCMR) of the University of Hong Kong.

Our goal is to develop novel therapeutic agents and personalized strategies for AML and other blood cancer types with a focus on those treatments that are clinically relevant and those with the prospects of commercialization. Success in this initiative will catapult Hong Kong as a regional Hub for research and treatment of blood cancers.

The candidate will become a member of the laboratory made up of 20+ people with different research expertise and seniorities ranging from research assistants, graduate students to postdoctoral fellows and research assistant professors, led by Professor Anskar Y.H. Leung ().


Applicants should possess a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Biomedical Sciences, Cancer and Molecular Biology, and Immuno-oncology or related disciplines, with at least 4 years experience in laboratory and clinical research. Experience in animal models, particularly genome editing in zebrafish and mouse models is an advantage. They should alsobe able to work as team member of a highly collaborative research group. Those with less experience or lower qualifications may be considered for appointment as Research Assistant I/II.

Overseas graduates are encouraged to apply, the qualification awarding institution should be among the top 100 institutions for STEM-related subjects in QS/Shanghai Jiao Tong Uni/Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualification and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. Enquiries about the post should be sent to Ms. Wylie Cheung ().


The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online at the University's Careers site ( and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until November 30, 2023, or until the post is filled, whichever earlier.



Cancer and Molecular Biology
research group
genome editing

The University of Hong Kong is a public research university in Hong Kong. Founded in 1887 as the Hong Kong College of Medicine for Chinese, it is the oldest tertiary institution in Hong Kong. HKU was also the first university established by the British in East Asia.

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