Centre for Oncology and Immunology

Bioinformatician/ Data Scientist

Job description

Job Description

Organisational background

The long-term objective of the Centre for Oncology and Immunology is to employ novel functional screens, animal and cell models including organoids, immuno-oncology approach, as well as advanced genomic and proteomic techniques down to single cell resolution to identify novel “druggable” cancer targets for hard-to-treat malignancies. The ultimate goal is to develop therapeutics against these targets and to conduct clinical trials evaluating these drugs along with biomarkers with an eye to their eventual commercialization worldwide. Success in this venture will address pressing unmet medical needs and establish Hong Kong as a leading hub of innovative anti-cancer and immuno-oncology drug development.

Job Description & Qualification

Applications are invited for appointment as Bioinformatician/ Data Scientist (Ref.: H03/2022/05), to commence as soon as possible, on a fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and mutual agreement.

Applicants are expected to perform the following duties include (a) co-ordinating research projects and developing research methods; (b) processing clinical and investigative data; (c) statistical analysis; (d) work independently on statistical modelling, algorithm development and high-throughput sequencing data analysis; and (e) performing other tasks as assigned.

Applicants should possess a Master or PhD degree in Bioinformatics, Data Science, Computer Science, Biostatistics, or related disciplines, preferably with relevant research experience in Cancer Biology, Bioinformatics, Immuno-oncology or Single Cell Technology (scRNAseq, sc-ATACseq, 10X genomics & illumina platform); Work experiences at the local universities and research core facilities will be an asset.

Strong working knowledge of programming language (Python, Perl, C++, or R), basic data network configuration, and statistical software packages is a must. A good publication record showing competence in bioinformatics would be an advantage.

The applicants should have a good command of written and spoken English and strong communication skills, team player, self-motivated, organized, detail- minded, hardworking, willing to learn new techniques, and able to work well in a multidisciplinary team.

The appointee shall work in Hong Kong Science and Technology Park.

Overseas graduates are welcome to apply, the qualification awarding institution should be the top 100 institutions for STEM-related subjects in QS/Shanghai Jiao Tong Uni/Times Higher Education world university rankings.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

Enquiries about the post should be sent to career@coinno.hk

How To Apply

Applicants should submit their up-to-date C.V. and research publication list, quoting the job reference number, with information of current/expected remuneration and availability, to career@coinno.hk. Review of applications will commence as soon as possible or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.

The information provided will be kept confidential and only be used for those purposes relating to your application. Appropriate steps will be adopted to protect your personal data held by us against loss, unauthorized access, use, modification, or disclosure.

We are an equal opportunities employer, is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity, and transparency. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

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