Post on 13 May 2024
Research Assistant (Mass Spec Service) (ND0051)

Hong Kong Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (HKCeND) is an interdisciplinary research institute that aims to carry out cutting-edge high-impact molecular neuroscience, genetic and clinical research in characterizing the mechanistic underpinnings of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in the Chinese population.

We are looking for a highly motivated Research Assistant to join our Mass Spec Service Team. The candidate will be supporting the research team by running proteomics profiling assay on research/clinical samples and assist in developing target specific methods using Mass Spec technology.


  • Perform proteomics profiling in research samples in cell lysates and biological fluids
  • Assist in protocol development with various extraction techniques including LLE/SPE/Immunoprecipitation
  • Assist in mass-spec based method development
  • Maintain complete and accurate records of the experimental data and analyses performed
  • Perform general project administrative tasks, such as maintaining general upkeep, equipment, and stocks of supplies for research use
  • Support the preparation of technical reports and quantitative analyses

We Offer You

  • On-the-job training
  • Mentoring and training as part of an active research environment at HKCeND (mainly) and HKUST
  • Professional development with career opportunities and training within a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment


  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry / Biochemistry or related field
  • Maintain a high level of attentiveness and precision while performing job duties
  • Outstanding power of observation to identify deviations or anomalies during experiments
  • Great adaptability to changes and challenges
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • 2 Years of full time working experience preferred, fresh graduate will also be considered

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 Procedures

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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