Two PhD and one postdoctoral positions for outstanding, highly motivated, and creative system biologists/bioinformaticians are available at the Systems Biology & Bioinformatics group (http://sbb.hku.hk) at The University of Hong Kong (HKU). We are looking for candidates to lead the comparative metagenomics/metatranscriptomics analysis of microbial communities of the human gut. The positions offered are part of a collaborative project with the Hans Knoll Institute in Jena, Germany. The applicants should indicate in their letter of interest their work location preferences, if any (Hong Kong or Germany).
The exact topic for the thesis work will be discussed in detail during interview.
• A strong interest in conducting collaborative research on the topic outlined above is paramount.
• Candidates are expected to be interested in working at the boundaries of several research domains.
• Master´s degree in Systems Biology, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Chemoinformatics, or a related discipline.
• Knowledge in statistical methods in the context of biological systems.
• Experience with programming (Python, Perl, C++, R).
How to apply:
Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, diploma and transcripts of records and contact information for at least two references to Assoc. Professor Gianni Panagiotou firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be considered until 15th of November.
The Times Higher Education ranked Hong Kong as having the best universities in the world when adjusted for population size and GDP. Amongst these, The University of Hong Kong is fortunate to have been ranked as Asia´s leading international university for a number of years. Hong Kong is a metropolis rich in both Asian and Western cultures and traditions; a legacy inherited from the colorful past. The city was ranked, as having the most culturally integrated economy in the Globalization Index 2010, is one of the world´s safest cities according to a recent UN survey, and in 2012 was ranked as the world´s most livable city.
The Hans Knoll Institute in Germany is a world-leading academic research centre in the field of natural product research and infection biology of human-pathogenic fungi. Employing a multi-disciplinary approach the HKI develops new technologies that are used to identify natural products, to characterise their function and exploit their mechanisms of action in order to elucidate cellular processes. In addition, the HKI investigates the pathobiology of infections caused by human-pathogenic fungi. These investigations will find application in the use of natural product-based drugs for treatment and diagnosis of infectious diseases mainly caused by fungi….