Research Assistant(s)/Post-doctoral Fellow(s)
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Kowloon, Hong Kong

Nucleic Acid based Bioengineering Laboratory at HKUST is inviting research talents to apply for multiple positions at the level of Research Assistant or Post-doctoral Fellow to conduct R&D work to develop innovative molecular diagnostic technology and device for large-population screening and point of care testing.

The positions can start in April 2021, renewable annually for up to two to three years for highly satisfactory performers.

Main responsibilities include :

  • Translating concepts into functional prototypes for molecular diagnostics, from creation of 2D and 3D CAD to manufacturing and testing;
  • Performing design engineering duties related to design, manufacturing, assembling, and testing;
  • Collaborating with Principal Investigator and postgraduate students to understand applications in the diagnostics field; and
  • Interfacing with external partners to understand industry standards and practices.
  • Successful applicants should have the following background and skills :

  • A STEM degree, preferably within electrical, mechanical, biomedical or design engineering discipline. For Research Assistant position a bachelor’s or a master’s degree from a university in Hong Kong;
  • for Post-doctoral Fellow position a PhD degree from a local university or a non-local institution among the Top 100 for STEM-related subjects (Refer to RTH-ITF requirements for applicable ranking tables);
  • Proficiency in 2D and 3D CAD;
  • Experience in designing, manufacturing (plastic or metal) and assembling mechanical and low-power electronic systems;
  • Strong capacity to learn and apply advanced knowledge;
  • Keen interest with experience in instrumentation, automation and data acquisition of the prototype are preferred; and
  • Prior hands-on experience related to molecular biology, biomedical research, bioassays, and / or clinical samples is a plus.
  • These positions are expected to be supported by Research Talent Hub for ITF Projects (RTH-ITF). Applicants should make reference to the RTH-ITF program at the website of Innovation and Technology Commission for checking eligibility before applying.

    Duration : 1 year, renewable)

    Interested applicants are requested to send a CV and a cover letter by email to afrs

    Medical benefits and paid leave will be provided where applicable.

    Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.


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