Recruitment of Head of Administration to Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine

The Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine (Lau Centre) is established to further contribute to continued performance of world-leading research in regenerative medicine at Karolinska Institutet (KI). The Lau Centre is now recruiting a Head of Administration to its Hong Kong Node. 

Description of position
We are currently recruiting the key person who will take overall administrative responsibility for the Lau Centre in Hong Kong. These responsibilities include finance and accounting, HR and IT. The Head of Administration will lead the administrative operations of the Lau Centre according to Hong Kong laws and regulations as well as KI’s guidelines. Major responsibilities of the position include the following:

  • Management and development of the administration;
  • Overall responsibility for personnel management, such as recruitment, health and safety issues;
  • Overall financial responsibility;
  • Daily operations and quality management;
  • Responsibility for the Lau Centre’s interaction with KI’s central University Administration in Stockholm;
  • Effective administrative support to the Lau Centre’s management and research groups, including grants application, etc.;
  • Ad hoc projects as assigned.

Key Requirements
We expect the qualified candidate to have a relevant higher degree for this type of administrative position. A proven record of at least 5-10 years’ specialist experience at supervisory level in finance, personnel management and operations from a reputable organization in Hong Kong is required. The Lau Centre intends to recruit researchers from all over the World, thus the qualified candidate will need to have excellent English language skills, both orally and in writing. Experience from the university and / or research sector is a distinct advantage. It is also a merit if you have experience from an international organization, especially in relation to Sweden.

We seek a highly motivated individual to actively participate in the creation and establishment of this research Centre. Initial responsibilities may include both establishment and performance of basic and practical structures and routines. The Centre’s operative success will require an individual who can solve problems, take initiative and prioritize developmental sequencing. Good leadership and personal integrity coupled with flexibility and good communications skills will be a priority. Creating and maintaining a positive research work environment is a key.

Remuneration Package
A competitive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. This assignment is located at Lau Centre, Hong Kong, KI and the employment will follow local labour laws in Hong Kong. KI strives to provide a workplace that has approximately the same number of women and men, is free of discrimination and offers equal opportunity to everyone.

Application and Nominations
The Lau Centre is being represented in this search by Asianet Consultants. 
Please submit nominations or applications by 30 May 2016 to:
Mr. Peter Liu
​Managing Director, Asianet Consultants
7/F Wilson House, 19-27 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2530-0137

Review of nominations and application will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants not contacted within eight weeks from the closing date may assume that their applications are unsuccessful. The information collected will be used for consideration of the application and for purposes relating to appointment.

About the Lau Centre
The Lau Centre is established to further accelerate research in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine at KI. The Lau Centre operates out of two nodes, one based at KI in Stockholm, Sweden and the other in Hong Kong. The focus of the Hong Kong node will be on establishing a leading hub exploring novel technologies to strengthen basic research within stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. The Lau Centre in Hong Kong located in Hong Kong Science and Technology Park, New Territories will include up to four research groups initially consisting of a total of 20-30 scientists. The operational management in Hong Kong will be handled by the Chief Scientific Officer. The Lau Centre is governed by a steering group appointed by the Vice-Chancellor of KI.