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Postdoctoral Fellow in Cell-based Cardiac Regeneration

Karolinska Institutet (KI)

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine (MWLC) aims to contribute to the improvement of human health by conducting cutting-edge research in reparative medicine and related subjects, by creating a new platform for synergies between academia and innovation in Sweden and Hong Kong as well as China, and fostering future leaders in both academia and industry.

Description of research group and project

Prof Ronald Li’s laboratory is focused on cell-based heart regeneration, in particular engineering of human cardiac tissues from human pluripotent stem cells to study the fundamental biological mechanisms underlying a range of heart conditions with the goal of identifying new biomarkers for these diseases. On the translational front, such human heart prototypes are being used to facilitate the discovery and development of novel drugs and therapeutics.

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to participate in our research with focus on the biology of human pluripotent stem cell-based engineered cardiac tissue and the development of novel engineered tissue-based heart disease models. The successful applicant will join an exciting research program in collaboration with both local and international research groups.

One postdoc position in Cell-based Cardiac Regeneration

Specific responsibilities and requirements:

  • The applicant should possess a PhD degree or equivalent in biomedical sciences, bioengineering or a related discipline with a good publication record.
  • Those with experience in stem cell biology (especially iPSC reprogramming), cardiac sciences or tissue engineering would have an advantage.
  • Applicants should be highly motivated and a good team player.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English is required.

The employment

This is a one-year fixed-term position, with the possibility of renewal.

The assignment is located at MWLC, Hong Kong, and the employment will follow local labour laws in Hong Kong.

A competitive remuneration package including 10% on top of basic salary (fully-taxable) intended as pension will be offered in addition to MPF employer’s contribution and medical benefits.

Entry requirement

Qualified to be employed as a Postdoctoral researcher is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence.

Application process

An employment application must contain the following documents in English:

1. A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work

2. A complete list of publications

3. A summary of current work (no more than one page)

4. Applicants should arrange to have at least two letters of reference

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Its vision is to significantly contribute to the improvement of human health. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.
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Quote Reference: Karolinska Institute-Karolinska-Institute-2-3169/2018