We are seeking a Research Assistant to join the laboratory of Professor Xuhui Huang (compbio.ust.hk). The appointee will be required to :
1.Prepare DNA and RNA libraries for deep sequencing
2.Conduct in vitro transcription assays for influenza, yeast, and human RNA polymerases
3.Help in the development of novel technologies for highly accurate RNA deep sequencing
4.Prepare experimental reagents and set up apparatus
5.Perform related laboratory maintenance such as maintaining and cleaning equipment and ordering supplies
6.Process orders or invoices, and undertake other clerical and simple accounting duties under the direction of administrative personnel
Applicants should have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in biochemistry / biological sciences or a related discipline with some laboratory experience.
Practical experience in protein science and preparation of libraries for deep sequencing is preferred but not required. The successful candidate should be capable of working meticulously and be attentive to details.
Duration : 1-2 years, renewable)
Please contact Professor Xuhui Huang (xuhuihuang ust.hk) or Dr. Peter Cheung (ppcheung ust.hk) in case of inquires.
Starting 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 a 2-year contract.
Applicants are also requested to upload a cover letter indicating the research interest, together with a curriculum vitae and the names and email addresses of two referees along with their application submitted online.
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.