Job Description

Company Name: Hong Kong Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases Limited

Job Title: Research Assistant

Ref. No.: ND0020

 

Research Assistant positions are available with a flexible start date within the Hong Kong Center for Neurodegeneration at Hong Kong Science Park.  The appointee will support various research projects by conducting computational analyses.  This is an excellent opportunity to immerse oneself into an inter-disciplinary field that brings together information technology with biology.

 

Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field. Interest in the field of life sciences would be beneficial but prior knowledge in this area is not required. Knowledge of Linux-based systems and shell scripting, additional programming skills including Perl, Python, and R., and good organizational skills with an appreciation of software engineering practices and the ability to work independently are required. Familiarity with the administration of Linux systems including troubleshooting software installation, deployment, and execution would be an asset. Applicants should also have strong analytical, communication and interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively in English. (Duration: 1 year, renewable)

 

DUTIES

  • Analyzing data sets using existing open-source tools

  • Developing and deploying custom-made scripts or programs that integrate with other tools

  • Maintaining good records of the analyses performed

  • attend project meetings as needed.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field. Interest in the field of life sciences would be beneficial but prior knowledge in this area is not required

  • Knowledge of Linux-based systems and shell scripting, with additional programming skills including Perl, Python, and R

  • Good organizational skills with an appreciation of software engineering practices and the ability to work independently are required

  • Familiarity with the administration of Linux systems including troubleshooting software installation, deployment, and execution would be an asset

  • Strong analytical, communication and interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively in English.

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

A highly competitive salary will be commensurate with qualification and experience in addition to medical and dental benefits as well as annual leave. The appointment will be offered a one-year contract, renewable subject to mutual agreement and performance.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

To apply, please send your application with a full resume and salary expectation to hkcend@ust.hk. We thank applicants for their interest, but advise that only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the results of their applications. Review of applications will begin shortly and continue until the position is filled.