31 Jul 2020

[Job Opportunity] HKU-Pasteur Is Looking For Several Post-Doctoral Fellows To Work On Exciting New Projects

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Immunology and Infection (several posts) in the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine (Ref.: 500592), to work on exciting new projects and to evolve under the collaboration of the University of Hong Kong and Institut Pasteur.
Positions are to be filled as soon as possible for one to three year(s), with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree preferably in Biomedical Sciences or related disciplines, and strong research background in one or more of these areas: Virology, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics. They should have a good command of written and spoken English, strong communication skills and a demonstrated track record of publishing academic research papers attesting to their previous achievements. Applicants should also be self-motivated, hardworking and able to conduct independent and collaborative research, and work well in an interdisciplinary team.
The appointees are expected to contribute to translational research projects in Immunology and Infection that will: 
Investigate the boundaries of functional immune responses to infectious agents for biomarker discoveries;
Develop broadly cross protective “universal” vaccine against influenza for pre-clinical studies and human clinical trials; 
Establish a broad public health capacity to respond to vector-borne virus threats; and (iv) validate innovative, physiologically relevant, disease platforms to study in mechanistic terms of the pathogenesis of acute lung injury. Working off-campus may be required.
A competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.
The University only accepts online applications for the posts. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. and research publication list.  Review of applications will start from July 29, 2020 and continue until October 14, 2020, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.
Advertised: Jul 15, 2020 (HK Time) 
Applications close: Oct 14, 2020 (HK Time)

07 Jul 2020

Many thanks Professor Peiris!

On Friday 3 July, all staff of the HKU-Pasteur Research Pole gathered for a very special happy hour to express their heartfelt and sincere thanks to Professor Malik Peiris, who is stepping down as Co-Director of HKU-Pasteur.
Malik Peiris co-directed the HKU-Pasteur Research Pole for 14 years alongside Professor Roberto Bruzzone, who welcome Malik by briefly remembering how his work has been significant to HKU-Pasteur and to science as a whole. 
In the presence of Professor Keiji Fukuda, Director of the School of Public Health (HKU), Alexandre Giorgini, Consul General of France in Hong Kong and Macau, and Diane-Sophie Trevoux, Attachée for Education, University and Science, the evening went along in a very warm and friendly atmosphere.
Guests thanked him for his groundbreaking scientific work within the lab as well as his remarkable contribution in teaching, and highlighted how his discoveries, notably in the field of coronaviruses, have been decisive for the current response to the pandemic.
The evening was also the occasion to welcome his successor as co-director of HKU-Pasteur, Professor Leo Poon, Head of the Division of Public Health Laboratory Sciences at the HKUMed School of Public Health. Leo Poon has been collaborating with HKU-Pasteur on many occasions, and it is with great pleasure that the staff welcomed him on Friday. The core of his scientific research is emerging viruses, with significant studies led on influenza research and groundbreaking discoveries in the field of coronaviruses, notably during the 2003 SARS epidemic and the current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. 
Collaborations with Professor Malik Peiris are meant to continue, and new projects are yet to come! 
See you very soon Malik! 

06 Jul 2020

[Job Opportunity] Sophie Valkenburg’s lab is looking for a Research Assistant!

Sophie Valkenburg is looking for a Research Assistant I/II to join her team at the HKU-Pasteur Research Pole in the School of Public Health (Ref.: 500420) to commence as soon as possible for one year, with the possibility of renewal. 

Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree or above in medical sciences or a related discipline, with an established level of laboratory experience. They should have a good command of written and spoken English, and a strong sense of responsibility. They should be attentive to details and able to work independently. Knowledge of human blood processing is highly preferred. Experience in small animal handling and flow cytometry would be an advantage.

The appointee will assist in routine blood processing for a longitudinal study. He/She will manage inventory record, conduct independent serological and virological experiments (BSL2), provide technical support to team members in the laboratory, and perform administrative and other duties as assigned. Enquiries about the duties of the post should be sent to sophiev@hku.hk.

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 applications for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until September 30, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

>>> Online Application

Ref.: 500420
Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Public Health (22400)
Categories: Research Support Staff