Post on 3 Nov 2023
Research Assistant (Preclinical) (ND0052)

Join our dynamic team at the Hong Kong Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (HKCeND) as a highly motivated Research Assistant (Preclinical). This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research and development of novel therapeutic strategies for aging-related diseases. Located at the Hong Kong Science Park, HKCeND offers a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment that fosters professional growth and career opportunities.


  • Assist in the establishment of preclinical models for aging-related diseases.
  • Manage mouse colonies and perform drug treatments on mouse models.
  • Process, stain (IHC, IF), image, and provide basic interpretations of tissue images.
  • Implement and optimize existing protocols and bioimage analysis pipelines, documenting all procedures.
  • Undertake necessary training to provide technical expertise.
  • Maintain accurate records of experimental data and analyses performed.
  • Perform general project administrative tasks, including equipment maintenance and supply management.
  • Support the preparation of manuscripts and presentations, as needed.

We offer

  • On-the-job training in cutting-edge experimental techniques.
  • Mentoring and training in an active research environment at HKCeND and HKUST.
  • Professional development opportunities within a collaborative and interdisciplinary setting.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology/Molecular Biology/Biochemistry/Biomedical Sciences or related field.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including weekdays and weekends, based on experimental needs.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills to thrive in a fast-paced dynamic environment.
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and able to work both independently and as a team player.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions and perform tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Preferred experience in mouse work and histology.

Salary and Benefits

A highly competitive salary will be commensurate with qualification and experience in addition to medical and dental benefits as well as annual leave. The appointment will be offered a renewable one-year contract, subject to mutual agreement and performance.

Application Procedure

Applicants should submit their up-to-date CV and cover letter with salary expectation and availability. We thank applicants for their interest, but advise that only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the results of their applications. Review of applications will commence shortly and continue until the position is filled.

The information provided will be kept confidential and be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

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