For over a century, scientists and clinicians have collectively combated cancer using a diversity of approaches, including drug treatment, surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. In spite of the advances in prognosis and therapeutics in different types of cancer, many malignancies including liver, gastric, colorectal, head/neck, breast, ovarian and lung cancers remain difficult to treat.
Centre for Oncology and Immunology Limited (“COI”) was founded by The University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 2020, co-led by world renown scientists Dr. Tak Mak and Dr. Suet Yi Leung. The long-term objective of COI is to employ novel functional screens, animal and cell models including organoids, immune-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 Laboratory Assistant/Attendant (Ref: H03/2021/12), to commence as soon as possible, on a fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and mutual agreement.
The appointee will assist in general laboratory washing and maintenance and perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisors. The appointee will learn how to operate autoclave machines.
They should be self-motivated with a strong sense of responsibility, teamwork, and positive attitude, while being able to work independently with minimal supervision. Appointee with lower qualifications and/or less experience may be considered for appointment as Laboratory Attendant.
Applicants should submit their up-to-date C.V. and research publication list (where applicable), quoting the job reference number, with information of current/expected remuneration and availability. Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until the posts are filled.