Research Assistant Professor (3 positions)
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Kowloon, Hong Kong

Prof Pei-Yuan Qian’s laboratory in Department of Ocean Science at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is seeking highly enthusiastic, self-motivated, dynamic, and academically excellent candidates to fill 3 Research Assistant Professor (RAP) positions.

In recent years, the laboratory has been studying different evolutionary and ecological hypotheses in marine ecosystems, especially deep-sea hydrothermal vent and seep, using multidisciplinary approaches.

The RAPs will conduct research in the following fields :

  • Understanding the evolutionary adaptation process and symbiosis of deep-sea hydrothermal vent / hydrocarbon seep endemic invertebrates using the state-of-the-art omic tools.
  • Population connectivity of deep-sea hydrothermal vent / hydrocarbon seep invertebrates using population genomics.
  • We are very actively involved in organizing deep-sea cruises, particularly the cruises to the Indian Ocean vents and seeps in the western Pacific.

    We are also working on different populations / species collected by our collaborators from Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC).

    The laboratory offers highly competitive appointment packages. The candidates will be offered the opportunities to develop grant proposals, to co-supervise master’s degree and PhD students as well as to teach.

    Candidates should possess :

  • a strong background of sequencing and assembling animal genomes;
  • relevant experience in using next-generation sequencing platform;
  • skills in molecular and population genetics;
  • very good communication skills of spoken and written English;
  • willingness to collaborate with fellow researchers; and
  • preferably experience in marine field sampling.
  • Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits including annual leave, medical and dental benefits will be provided.

    A gratuity will be payable upon successful completion of contract. Contract renewal will be subject to performance, funding availability and mutual agreement.

    Duration : 1 year, renewable)

    Application Procedur

    Please submit your application comprising a statement of interest indicating your current research interests and future research plan, together with a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, transcripts and three reference letters to Dr.

    Jin Sun (sunj or Prof Pei-Yuan Qian (boqianpy directly. The recruitment process will begin as soon as possible, and continue until the positions are filled.

    Information provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.)


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