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Postdoc/Research Assistant in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (Appointment for 12 m)
City University of Hong Kong

Date Posted Apr. 21, 2023
Title Postdoc/Research Assistant in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (Appointment for 12 m)
University City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Department Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
    Research Scientist/Associate
  • Veterinary Medicine - General
    Molecular Biosciences/Microbiology
    Biomedical Sciences

Postdoc/Research Assistant in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (Appointment for 12 months with possibility of extension) [Ref. C/R/344/09]

The Barrs-Beatty laboratory is seeking a motivated colleague with a strong interest in the investigation of infectious diseases of dogs, cats and other animals in Hong Kong. 


The appointee will work on projects related to the detection viral, fungal and other infectious agents from field samples.

They will be involved in/lead the molecular testing pipeline, including DNA/RNA extraction, cPCR/qPCR, analysis of obtained sequence data. Serological testing, and the design and validation of novel assays may be required. Regular data presentation and discussion is required.

Other duties include coordination and curation of field samples and associated data, contributions to administration including stock and inventory management, and working with others to ensure safe working procedures. 


A Master’s/Bachelor’s degree in Science or related areas, and no more than 6 years of service after graduation. A strong working knowledge of molecular biology techniques and basic processing and analysis of sequencing reads is required. Experience with other techniques relevant to infectious disease research, including ELISA and bioinformatics would be an advantage for this position. 

Candidates with a PhD and no more than 3 years’ experience after the award of a PhD degree may be considered for appointment as Postdoc.

The candidate should be an excellent communicator (in English) with a strong work ethic. The role would suit a highly organized, self-motivated, problem-solver. Good team skills and a willingness and ability to respond to challenges and to acquire new skills are also required. Cantonese and/or mandarin skills would be an advantage.

Salary and Conditions of Service

Salary offered will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Fringe benefits include leave, medical and dental consultations at the campus clinic.

Information and Application

Further information on the posts and the University is available at, or from the Human Resources Office, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong [Email : : 2788 1154 or 3442 0311]. 

To apply, please submit an online application. Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis until the positions are filled.  Applications will receive full consideration and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.  The University’s privacy policy is available on the homepage.

City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to the principle of diversity. Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.

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Contact Information

  • Professor Julia Beatty
    Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
    City University of Hong Kong
    Hong Kong
    Hong Kong


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