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Research Assistant position (Medicinal Chemistry/Chemical Biology)

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant position in the laboratory of Dr. Aik, Wei Shen at the Department of Chemistry, Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). The Research Assistant position will be for 1 year, with a possibility of renewal, or transition into a full-time MPhil or PhD Student position with a fully-funded studentship, subjected to performance review and 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 medicinal chemistry and organic synthesis of inhibitors for structure-based antiviral development. Successful candidates are expected to have relevant experience in:

1)  Organic synthesis

2)  HPLC analysis and purification

3)  Medicinal Chemistry

Preference will be given to candidates with experience in synthesis of drug-like molecules and structure-based drug design.

Applicants should minimum have (or expected) a Bachelor degree, preferably in fields related to organic chemistry or chemical biology.

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