Post-doctoral Fellow

Hong Kong University
July 22, 2024
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Post-doctoral Fellow

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 526396 Work type: Full-time Department: School of Public Health (22400) Categories: Senior Research Staff & Post-doctoral Fellow Hong Kong

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in infectious disease modelling and bioinformatics in the School of Public Health (Ref.: 526396), to commence as soon as possible on a two-year temporary-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead a project to integrate data from various sources, including clinical surveillance, viral/bacterial genomics, serological data and deep mutational scanning data.
  • Predict the viral/bacterial evolution and development of immune escape.
  • The appointee is expected to possess or demonstrate the following skills, qualifications, and experience:

    Skills and Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. degree in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Statistics, Systems Biology, Infectious Disease Modelling, or a related field.
  • Proficiency in at least one programming/scripting language (e.g., Python, R, MATLAB, Java, C++/C), along with experience in relevant libraries and frameworks (e.g., TensorFlow, PyTorch) and environments (e.g., Ubuntu). Familiarity with the Linux system is desirable but not required.
  • Understanding of the basic principles of genetics, cell biology, virology, immunology, epidemiology and/or public health as most projects involve interdisciplinary research and close interactions with local and international collaborators.
  • Publication records in notable conferences and impactful medical or interdisciplinary journals (as first or senior author within the past 3-5 years).
  • Experience in machine learning techniques, including deep learning, neural networks, and statistical/mathematical modelling, with a focus on applying these techniques to clinical and epidemiological data.
  • Familiarity with clinical terminologies, Electronic Health Records (EHRs), and healthcare data standards is preferred.
  • Experience:

  • In-depth knowledge and proven track record of successfully designing, implementing, and deploying mathematical and statistical models and systems for real-world applications in the healthcare domain.
  • Integrating data from various sources, including genomics, immunology, epidemiology and/or public health.
  • Working with clinical data, especially Electronic Health Record (EHR) data, including pre-processing, handling unstructured text data, structured records, and extracting meaningful information from clinical notes, discharge summaries, and other sources.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), with the ability to present complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary teams, including clinicians, data scientists, software engineers, and healthcare stakeholders, to understand requirements and translate them into technical solutions.
  • Enquiries about the duties of the post should be sent to Professor Kathy Leung at [email protected] or Dr Horace Choi at [email protected]. Information about the School can be obtained at https://

    What We Offer:

    A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. Other benefits include annual leave, medical benefits, and free access to on-campus gyms and libraries.

    How to Apply:

    The University only accepts online applications for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date CV. Review of applications will start on May 6, 2024 and continue until July 22, 2024 , or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

    Advertised: Apr 23, 2024 (HK Time) Applications close: Jul 22, 2024 (HK Time)

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