The Wang Lab is looking for outstanding postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduates, especially those with backgrounds in quantitative sciences and knowledge of programming and statistical analysis. We are working on Cancer Genomics, Noncoding RNA, Machine Learning and Systems Biology.


Post-doctoral Fellow in Computational Biology

Job Description

One Post-doctoral Fellow positions are available in The Wang Genomics Lab in the Division of Life Science at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).

The appointee will study cancer genomics—developing and applying computational approaches to discover driver alterations in cancer to understand the underlying biology and to pursue the clinical implications for precision medicine. He or she will have collaboration opportunities with colleagues at Columbia University in New York, USA, and at Samsung Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea.

Requirements

Applicants for the Post-doctoral Fellow position should have a PhD degree in mathematics, physics, computer sciences or a related discipline with solid programming experience and background knowledge of biology or medicine. Candidates with experience in next generation sequencing are preferred. The successful candidate should be capable of working independently and have strong analytical skills (Duration: one year, renewable).

Salary and Benefits

Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits including annual leave, medical and dental benefits will be provided.

Start Date

December 2016.

Application Procedure

To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae together with a statement of interests to . Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.


Research Assistant in Bioinformatics

Job Description

One Research Assistant position is available in The Wang Genomics Lab at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).

The appointee will work as a laboratory technician. Duties include but are not limited to implementing algorithms for analyzing high-throughput sequencing data, developing pipelines and software, and web development.

Requirements

Applicants for the Research Assistant position should have a bachelor’s or a master’s degree in quantitative sciences with experience in programming. Practical experience in next generation sequencing data is desirable. (Duration: one year, renewable)

Salary and Benefits

Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits including annual leave, medical and dental benefits will be provided.

Start Date

December 2016.

Application Procedure

To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae together with a statement of interests to . Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.


PhD Students

Program Requirements

  • Applicants seeking admission to a doctoral degree program should have obtained a bachelor’s degree with a proven record of outstanding performance from a recognized institution.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English, and whose bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification* was awarded by an institution where the medium of instruction was not English, are required to fulfill one of the following minimum English Language requirements: (1) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – a paper-based test score of no less than 550; or an internet-based test score of no less than 80; (2) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - an overall score of 6.0 with no sub-score lower than 5.5.
  • Applicants are required to upload 2 reference letters to the system.
  • Application Procedure

    Please apply via http://pg.ust.hk/programs. The Wang Lab is in the Division of Life Science and Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Please contact for more information.

    Key Dates

    Please note in October the PG applications online system will be opened for Spring 2016/2017 and the Spring term commences on 1 February 2017. Applications for 2017/18 will be opened later and the Fall term commences on 1 September 2017.