• Fedora Fu

Open Positions - Research Assistant (iPSC)

Updated: Apr 19


A Research Assistant position is available with a flexible start date for Winter 2021 within the Hong Kong Center for Neurodegeneration at Hong Kong Science Park. The individual will join a dedicated team that utilizes human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC)-derived systems to model Alzheimer’s disease. The Research Assistant will be trained to reprogram terminally differentiated cells into iPSCs, characterize iPSCs, differentiate neuronal and glial cells, and characterize the differentiated cells using cutting-edge technologies.


  • Tissue culture and quality control of iPSC and neuronal and glial differentiation

  • Running both differentiation and phenotyping assays, including but not limited to: immunocytochemistry, imaging, western blot, RT-qPCR

  • Creating quality assured banks of iPSC for use in a variety of projects

  • Documenting all work in a lab notebook

  • Lab maintenance, i.e. ordering supplies, general upkeep, etc.

  • Organizing and cryopreserving processed samples in liquid nitrogen tank.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology/Molecular Biology/Biochemistry/Neurobiology or related field

  • Flexible working hours during weekdays AND weekends on rotating schedule

  • Experience with cell culture preferred; experience with iPSC is a plus

  • Past research experience in cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, or neuroscience at the undergraduate level or beyond is preferred

  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, team-oriented

  • Strong organizational, communication, and record-keeping skills

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 two-year contract, renewable subject to mutual agreement and performance. A gratuity will be payable upon successful completion of contract.

Application Procedure

To apply, please send your application with a full resume and salary expectation to hkcend@ust.hk. 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 begin shortly and continue until the position is filled.