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Research Assistant in the Department of Neuroscience (Appointment for 24 months) [Ref. C/R/268/09]



  1. Dissecting the Novel Role of Formin-2 in Axonal Regeneration and the Underlying Mechanisms
  2. Therapeutic Potential of Activator Protein 4 in Peripheral Nerve Injury
  3. Neuroprotection by Driving Microglia M2 Polarization after Traumatic Brain Injury: Therapeutic and Mechanistic Approaches
  4. Unraveling the Therapeutic Potential of a Small Molecule Activator of Mitochondrial Fusion and Mechanistic Role of Mitochondria in Axon Regeneration
  5. Therapeutic Potential of a Novel Deep Brain Stimulation Target Site and Neural Prosthetic Device for Treating Parkinson’s Disease (ITF–funded project) (Please visit the website for details of the ITF Internship Programme.)


Carry out laboratory research works (including animal surgery, behavioral tests, electrophysiology, immunohistochemistry, confocal imaging, tissue culture, molecular biology, and Western blot) for the Projects.


A Master’s degree/Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences/Neuroscience and Bioengineering or related disciplines, with strong knowledge of molecular biology, tissue culture, animal surgery, mouse colony management and animal behavior and no more than a total of 6 years of service at the University.  Good command of written and spoken English and Chinese; strong organizational and interpersonal skills; being self-motivated and hardworking; and ability to work independently in a mature manner are required. Those with experience in biological/neuroscience/bioengineering research, small animal handling (i.e. intraperitoneal injection and force feeding), immunohistochemistry, Western blot, and molecular biology and electrophysiological data analysis are also strongly encouraged to apply.

[Those who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref. No. C/R/230/09) need not re-apply.]

Salary and Conditions of Service

Salary offered will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Fringe benefits include leave, medical and dental consultations at the campus clinic.

Information and Application

Further information on the post and the University is available at, or from the Human Resources Office, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong [Email : : 2788 1154 or 3442 0311]. 

To apply, please submit an online application at The closing date is 11 December 2020.  Applications will receive full consideration and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.  The University’s privacy policy is available on the homepage.

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