Job:PhD position in Bioinformatics especially in Metagenomics at U of Hong Kong
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Job Description:

A PhD position for an outstanding, highly motivated, and creative system biologist/bioinformatician is available at the Systems Biology & Bioinformatics group ( at The University of Hong Kong (HKU). We are looking for candidates to lead the comparative metagenomics/metatranscriptomics analysis of microbial communities. The fellows will have an opportunity to work close with collaborators from The Technical University of Denmark, the Center for Genomics Sciences of HKU and the Cancer Treatments Center of America.

The exact topic for the thesis work will be discussed in detail during interview.


  • A strong interest in conducting collaborative research on the topic outlined above is paramount.
  • Candidates are expected to be interested in working at the boundaries of several research domains.
  • Master's degree in Systems Biology, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Chemoinformatics, or a related discipline.
  • Knowledge in statistical methods in the context of biological systems.
  • Experience with programming (Python, Perl, C++, R).

How to apply:

Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, diploma and transcripts of records and contact information for at least two references to Assoc. Professor Gianni Panagiotou Applications will be considered until 29th of November. Starting date for the successful candidates is 1st of April 2016.


The Times Higher Education ranked Hong Kong as having the best universities in the world when adjusted for population size and GDP. Amongst these, The University of Hong Kong is fortunate to have been ranked as Asia's leading international university for a number of years. Hong Kong is a metropolis rich in both Asian and Western cultures and traditions; a legacy inherited from the colorful past. The city was ranked, as having the most culturally integrated economy in the Globalization Index 2010, is one of the world's safest cities according to a recent UN survey, and in 2012 was ranked as the world's most livable city.

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