Recruitment of assistant professors to Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine
Karolinska Institutet is proud to launch a programme in regenerative medicine to recruit leading junior researchers with particularly outstanding scientific merits and future potential to the Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine to be located in Hong Kong Science Park, Hong Kong.
The Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine is now recruiting up to four assistant professors to join its Hong Kong node. Candidates in all areas of regenerative medicine are welcome to apply, whereas we are particularly interested in leveraging strengths in technologies such as genome editing, single cell analysis, RNA technologies, and biomedical engineering, and candidates with focus on these areas are particularly encouraged to apply.
Each position comes with a generous package for three years with a possible extension of two years. The successful candidates will join a vibrant research environment and develop their independent research activities at the centre in Hong Kong. An important aim is to provide collaborate leadership within the centre and also with KI in Sweden and Chinese scientific communities. Salary and benefits will be competitive and according to qualifications and experience. Housing benefits and relocation assistance may be provided as applicable. The employees assigned to positions at the centre will have their workplace in the Hong Kong Science Park and be employed under local labor laws in Hong Kong.
To qualify, the applicants must have graduated with a PhD or attained a corresponding level of scientific competence after 1 January 2009. Individuals who graduated earlier than 2009 may be eligible if there is particular reason for them to claim deductible time, such as in the event of sickness, military service, parental leave and internship. Reason, dates and extent must be clearly specified in the application and verified with the relevant documentation. To be eligible for a career-development position as assistant professor, a candidate must not hold, or have previously held an assistant professorship.
Applicants will be assessed on their scientific expertise and the scientific quality of their projects by internal and external evaluation boards. Applicants must show great potential for conducting successful research and are expected to have been published in internationally leading journals with a prominent place in the author lists.
Applications are to comprise the following documents, written in English:
• A personal letter (written straight into the recruitment system)
• Curriculum vitae, scientific merits and research plan (to be inserted into a template, and uploaded)
• A minimum of two and a maximum of five letters of recommendation
The application is to be submitted through the MyNetwork recruitment system.
Decisions will be announced no later than in September 2016. The steering group of the Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine finally decides which applicants are to be awarded a position as assistant professor based on the external review and interviews.