2 postdoctoral positions (one analytical chemist, one RNA biologist) are available immediately at the Kwok Lab, Department of Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong. (www.kitkwok.com)

Posted on August 31,

Our research focus is to explore the role of RNA structures and interactions in biology, especially the functions of G-quadruplex structures/interactions and non-coding RNA structures/interactions in the mammalian transcriptome and their relevance to gene regulation, RNA metabolism and diseases. Two new research directions in the Kwok lab are to develop targeting tools for detection, imaging, intervention of these important RNA structures and interactions, as well as to invent innovative nucleic acid-based technologies for sensing chemical pollutants and biological toxins.

Research Themes
1) G-quadruplex structure and function
2) RNA biology and gene regulation
3) Aptamer development and application

--Candidates with excellent analytical chemistry and molecular science skills with experience in nucleic acid aptamer and biosensing will be preferred for the chemist postdoc post. 

--Candidates with excellent molecular biology and chemical biology skills with experience in RNA structure and biology will be preferred for the biologist postdoc post.

Qualified candidates should have accomplished their Ph.D. degree in related areas, strong publication track records, and outstanding written and spoken English.

Candidates should send their Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter summarizing:
– A description of research accomplishments
– Research interests and plans
– Contact information of at least two referees for supporting letter request
to Chun Kit Kwok, Ph.D. [email protected] (positions open until filled)