Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Chemistry

University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong


Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow (2 posts) in the Department of Chemistry (Ref.: 495529), to commence as soon as possible for one year, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Microbiology or equivalent, and an excellent command of written and spoken English.  They should have a strong background in natural product chemistry or synthetic biology and its application to chemical biology research.  Experience in genomics, genetic editing, LC-MS-based metabolomics, and microbiome would be desirable.  Applicants should have a strong sense of responsibility, good organizational skills, the ability to work independently, and be self-motivated.  The appointees will work on the genomics-guided discovery, biosynthesis, and bioengineering of natural products from ocean and human microbiota under the supervision of Dr. Y.X. Li.  Enquiries about the duties of the post should be sent to Dr. Y.X. Li at

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.

The University only accepts online application for the above posts.   Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until September 1, 2019, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.

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