Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioinformatics and Statistical Analysis of Molecular Data

University of Hong Kong School of Biological Sciences

Hong Kong

Post-doctoral Fellow

The University of Hong Kong

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Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Biological Sciences (26000)

Categories: Academic-related Staff
Hong Kong

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Bioinformatics and Statistical Analysis of Molecular Data in the School of Biological Sciences (Ref.: 518683), to commence in January 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter for two years.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Ecology, Evolution, Bioinformatics or a relevant discipline.  They should have a demonstrated, high level of bioinformatic experience with command line experience (e.g., bash) and experience in R, a good understanding of DNA metabarcoding and meta-omics concepts, good communication skills across disciplines, proficiency in both written and spoken English as well as laboratory and organisational skills. Preference will be given to those with experience in fieldwork and/or diving.

The collaborative project brings together Dr. David Baker, Dr. Shelby McIlroy, and Dr. Mat Seymour and aims at enhancing the marine environment of western and southern Hong Kong waters for the benefit of ecosystem function and services (including biodiversity) and the nearby regions, and sustainable development of fishing industries. The data generated will require in-depth statistical and bioinformatics experience which can be applied to eDNA studies, reconstructing ecological networks, and modelling the effect of anthropogenic impacts. 

The appointee will work in a collaborative team and lead the project from its launch to publication, and may be involved in additional projects providing support with metabarcoding data analysis. He/She will provide support in writing grants for funding from national and international agencies, and will have the opportunities to present the work at national and/or international workshops and conferences which will be beneficial to career development. Additional information on the teams can be found at Baker-McIlroy Lab website ( or the Seymour Lab website ( Enquiries about the post can be send to Dr. David Baker at

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

The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload a cover letter with a brief account of research interests and specific motivation for applying (max. 1 page), C.V. with publication list, names and contact details of two references with whom the applicants have worked directly, relevant diplomas and certificates and an electronic copy of Ph.D. thesis.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until March 31, 2023, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

Advertised:Dec 9, 2022 (HK Time)
Applications close:Mar 31, 2023 (HK Time)

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