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[Hiring] Research Assistant I/II (Ref: C2i091-P3)

Job Reference Number: C2i091-P3

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.

 

Applications are now invited for appointment as Research Assistant I/II (Ref.: C2i091-P3), to commence as soon as possible, on a one year contract basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and mutual agreement.


Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree or above, preferably in Computer Sciences, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Sciences, or related disciplines, and relevant knowledge and hands-on experience in conceiving, engineering and applying AI models for images and videos. Experience in biological/biomedical data including images and the AI application in these data would be preferred. The candidate should have a good command of written and spoken English and strong communication skills, and also be self-motivated, organized, detail-minded, hardworking and able to conduct independent and collaborative research, and work well in a multi-disciplinary environment.

 

The appointees are expected to contribute to translational research projects for studying mosquitoes and other disease vectors (https://www.c2i.hk/research-project-3). Working off-campus may be required. Work outside office hours and on weekends may also be required occasionally.


A 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, and research publication list, if applicable, to jobs@c2i.hk. Review of applications will start 2 weeks from posting and continue until 1 November 2024, 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 info@c2i.hk.

 

The personal data provided in the application process will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes. The personal data may be transferred and disclosed to and used by HKU Innovation Holdings Limited and The University of Hong Kong for the above purposes.

 

Shuttle bus service is available to/from Hong Kong Science Park for commute. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome 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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