Welcome to the Lee Research Group!

We are a research group in the School of Energy and Environment at the City University of Hong Kong. Our research focuses on Systems Biology for Energy and Environment. We are interested in solving biological questions related to energy and environment. We work at the interface of fundamental microbial sciences, biotechnology and engineering. Our research strives to apply microbes to solve pressing problems facing our society.


News: PhD Student Opportunities (2022/23)

We are currently recruiting talented and motivated students interested in pursuing PhD study in the area of microbiology and biotechnology with applications to energy and environmental problems. The candidates should hold a bachelor or master degree in areas such as microbiology, microbial sciences, bioinformatics, bioengineering, biochemical engineering, environmental engineering, environmental sciences or related disciplines. Applicants with a background in bioinformatics or computational areas are especially welcome. Interested applicants should consider applying for the prestigious Hong Kong PhD Fellowship. Details can be found here.

Interested applicants should send your CV to Patrick Lee at <patrick.kh.lee@cityu.edu.hk> to discuss further.

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Sept 1, 2021

News: Postdoctoral Fellow Opportunities

Our research group is currently recruiting a number of Postdoctoral Fellows who have expertise in the following areas:

  1. metagenomics or bioinformatics;
  2. metabolic engineering or molecular biology, and
  3. genome-scale modelling

The successful candidates will participate in a couple of new projects related to biobased chemicals or microbiome.

Candidates should have a recent Ph.D. in chemical engineering, metabolic engineering, bioengineering, microbiology, molecular biology, systems biology, bioinformatics or a related discipline. Proficient oral and written communication skills in English and the ability to work independently and collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team are essential.

To apply please submit your CV to Patrick Lee at <patrick.kh.lee@cityu.edu.hk>. Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary offered will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Contract duration is for one year and can be renewed subject to performance. For more information, please email Patrick Lee.

City University of Hong Kong was ranked 53nd in the World University Rankings, 18th in Asia, and 4th among the world's top 50 universities under the age of 50 in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) survey.

City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, especially applicants who will enhance the diversity of our staff.

Sept 1, 2021