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PhD Studentship (January 2021)

Applications are invited for a PhD student position in the laboratory of Dr. Aik, Wei Shen at the Department of Chemistry, Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). The position is a full-time PhD Student position with a fully-funded studentship (starting from January 2020), subjected to university admissions requirements. 

The Aik Lab is a chemical and structural biology lab. Our research interests include structure-based drug discovery on RNA modifying enzymes that are associated with cancer and viral infection, structural studies of protein-RNA complexes, and development of drug delivery agents. The candidate will conduct research in structure-based antiviral development and structural biology of viral protein-RNA complexes. Successful candidates are expected to have relevant experience in:

  1. Molecular cloning, DNA manipulation (e.g. PCR)

  2. Protein expression and purification

  3. Biochemical assays 

Preference will be given to candidates with experience in protein X-ray crystallography, Cryo-electron microscopy or in vitro transcription. Alternatively, candidates with background in medicinal chemistry/synthetic chemistry will also be considered.

Please contact Dr. Aik Wei Shen by e-mail with attached curriculum vitae (CV) for enquiries: by 15 August 2020).

Applicants who are interested in applying for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2021 are also welcome to enquire by email.



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