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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: aikweishen@hkbu.edu.hk(preferably 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.


https://gs.hkbu.edu.hk/admission/hong-kong-phd-fellowship-scheme/introduction


Websites:

https://www.aiklab.org

https://chem.hkbu.edu.hk/aik

 

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