PhD scholarship, RA and Postdoctoral positions (Bioinformatics) - University of Hong Kong

Institution/Company:
University of Hong Kong
Location:
Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
Job Type:
  • PhD
Degree Level Required:
Bachelor's
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PhD scholarship, RA and Postdoctoral positions (Bioinformatics) - University of Hong Kong

We are seeking outstanding PhD students to join our laboratory. Very strong candidates are eligible to apply for a prestigious Hong Kong PhD Fellowship, which will provide a monthly tax free scholarship of HK$25,100 (US$3,210) per month. The fellowship also provide a travel allowance of HK$12,600 (US$1,600) per year for the duration of the candidature. Additional postgraduate scholarships are available for strong candidates.

Suitable candidates will also be considered for a research assistant position or a postdoctoral position (for PhD holders).

Responsibilities:

Most projects in this laboratory involve integrative analysis next-generation sequencing (NGS) data such as single-cell RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, and whole genome sequencing data. Some research areas include:

  • Scalable algorithm for single cell RNA-seq analysis
  • 3D virtual reality visualisation of biological data
  • Wearable devices, physical activity and heart rate dynamics
  • Causal disease mutation identification in whole genome sequencing data
  • A cloud-based approach for incorporating scalability into genome informatics
  • Integrative metagenomics analysis
  • Software testing techniques for big data healthcare technology

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in a quantitative discipline (bioinformatics computer science, statistics, mathematics, physics, engineering, etc), with first class honours or equivalent.
  • Proficient in at least one programming / scripting language (R, python, perl, C, C++, Java, etc)
  • Familiarity with the Unix operating system
  • Prior experience in bioinformatics is desirable
  • How to Apply

    Please send your CV along with a cover letter stating your research interest to Dr. Ho (jwkho@hku.hk)