[Hiring] Laboratory Manager

Job Reference Number: C2i020

The Centre for Immunology & Infection (C2i) uses novel technology platforms for biomarker discovery and the development of new vaccine and therapeutic strategies.

It is the fruit of a long-standing partnership of more than 20 years between the LKS Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong (HKUMed) and the Institut Pasteur, Paris, two major international leaders combining their expertise to establish this centre of excellence.

Building on the individual strengths of HKUMed and the Institut Pasteur, the C2i aims to characterise immune responses to infectious agents and their components in a healthy Asian population and develop new vaccine platforms for influenza, new strategies for mosquito-borne viruses and new treatments for lethal respiratory virus infections.

Assistant Technical Manager (holding the functional title of Laboratory Manager) (Ref.:C2i020)

Applications are now invited for appointment as Assistant Technical Manager (holding the functional title of Laboratory Manager) (Ref.:C2i020), to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year contract basis with contract-end gratuity and contribution to a retirement benefits scheme totalling up to 10% of basic salary, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and mutual agreement.

Applicants should possess a Master’s degree or above in science or related disciplines, with at least 3 years’ research experience in the laboratory setting. They should have a good command of written and spoken English and Chinese (including Mandarin), and excellent communication, organizational and laboratory skills. Knowledge of laboratory safety procedures is highly preferred. Experience in BSL-2 virus and cell culture laboratories would be an advantage.

The appointee will perform the following duties:

• manage BSL2 virus, cell culture, immunology and molecular biology laboratories;

• maintain good laboratory practice and safety

• assist project principal investigators to manage their research programs ;

• ensure conformance with specific operational standards and regulatory requirements;

• establish and maintain a calibration program for testing equipment to ensure quality results;

• administer budgets, monitor lab schedules, equipment booking, and availability of common reagents;

• train new personnel on the correct use of lab equipment;

• compile and prepare reports; and

• provide support to the Directors and the Centre Manager as necessary.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

Applicants should submit their up-to-date C.V., quoting the job reference number, current/expected remuneration and availability, to jobs@c2i.hk. Review of applications will start as soon as possible, and continue until May 31, 2021, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview and/or a written test. Enquiries about the duties of the post can be sent to Ms. Prudence Wong at prudence.wong@c2i.hk.

The information provided will be kept confidential and only be used for those purposes relating to your application. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates. C2i thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only shortlisted applicants will be notified of the application result.

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