Senior Research Assistant

Saturday, May 29, 2021
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Senior Research Assistant
Job Institution: 
Hong Kong Baptist University
Job Description: 

The appointee is expected to work on research projects and write research proposals related to microbial fermentation, anaerobic digestion, wastewater treatment, and bioreactor operation and analysis.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in environmental engineering, microbiology, biotechnology, or equivalent, with a strong record of peer-reviewed journal publications. Hands-on experience in operating gas chromatography, high-performance liquid chromatography, flow cytometer, quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction, reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction, or equivalent is preferable. They should also have the ability to work independently as well as collaborate with graduate students and researchers.

Applicants should provide a brief research statement/research plan concerning any of the following research topics: microbial fermentation for biochemical and energy production, anaerobic digestion, anaerobic ammonia oxidation (anammox) for treatment of digester effluent, and synthesis of chemicals/organic compounds from low-cost organic substrates.

The initial appointment will be offered on a fixed-term contract of 1 year. Re-appointment thereafter will be subject to mutual agreement.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to submit their applications via email (  Those not invited for interview 4 weeks after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful.