Research Assistant in Computer Analysis The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Division of Life Science Hong Kong

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Research Assistant (Computer Analysis)
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Division of Life Science


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The appointee will support various research projects within the Division of Life Science by conducting computational analyses. He/She will report to a faculty member or his/her delegates, and may work closely with graduate students or research staff within the Division. This is an excellent opportunity to immerse oneself into an inter-disciplinary field that brings together information technology with biology. Duties include analyzing data sets using existing open-source tools; developing and deploying custom-made scripts or programs that integrate with other tools; maintaining good records of the analyses performed and attending project meetings as required.


Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field. Interest in the life sciences field would be beneficial but prior knowledge in this area is not required. Knowledge of Linux-based systems and shell scripting; additional programming skills including Perl, Python, and R.; good organizational skills with an appreciation of software engineering practices and the ability to work independently are required. Familiarity with the administration of Linux systems including troubleshooting software installation, deployment, and execution would be an asset. Candidates should also have strong analytical, communication and interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively in English. (Duration: 1 year, renewable)


Medical benefits and paid leave will be provided where applicable.


Please apply on or before: 2 January 2018.

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