Postdoctoral Fellow(s) / Research Associate(s)
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
New Territories, Hong Kong


The Chinese University of Hong Kong, an internationally ranked and top tier university in Asia, has recently established the Institute for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (iTERM), focused on neuromusculoskeletal medicine.

Research emphases will be on the following programmatic research areas :

  • stem cells and cell-based therapies
  • tissue engineering for regenerative medicine
  • 3-dimensional microphysiological tissue models
  • translational and precision medicine
  • The Institute is now inviting applications for Postdoctoral Fellow(s) / Research Associate(s). The Ker lab is seeking qualified candidates to participate in exciting musculoskeletal research with the goal of developing biomaterials that further our understanding of hard-soft tissue biology as well as biomedical devices for musculoskeletal repair.

  • Applicants should have (i) a medical or PhD degree in Biomedical Sciences with relevant research experience, preferably in bone-tendon biology or bioengineering;
  • ii) good research skills in either biomaterial development or biomaterial testing for musculoskeletal applications. Biomaterial development skills include polymer synthesis, NMR and FTIR spectroscopy, Differential Scanning Calorimetry, mechanical testing.

  • Biomaterial testing skills include cell culture, experience with animal surgeries, fluorescence imaging, molecular and cell biology techniques such as RNA-seq, qPCR, western blot and immunofluorescence staining;
  • iii) good communication, interpersonal and organizational skills; (iv) highly self-motivated and detail-minded work attitude;
  • v) the ability to work independently; (vi) experience in laboratory management; and (vii) experience in drafting research proposals and academic papers.

    Candidates who have substantial experience in biomaterials and musculoskeletal biology are preferred, especially if they possess research background in hedgehog signaling.

    Training in biomaterial development and / or biomaterial testing will be provided to complement skillsets as necessary. Candidates can also expect to receive mentoring and training that aid them in achieving towards their career goals and aspirations.

    Appointment will be made on contract basis for one year commencing December 2017 or as soon as possible, renewable subject to mutual agreement.

    Applicants should submit application online, including CV and contact information of three references. Reference letters can also be sent to the general office via iterm

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