Post-doctoral fellow

    • Application Deadline
      31 July 2024
    • Job Salary
      27,000 to 32,000 HKD for 2 years
    • Contact Name
      Kenneth King Yip Cheng

    We are excited to announce two post-doctoral fellowship opportunities in the field of biomedical research, focusing on the investigation of adipose tissue dysfunction and its contribution to ageing-related metabolic diseases. This project, recently funded by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council, is led by Dr. Kenneth King-yip Cheng, a renowned scholar in the field.

    The research will explore the pathogenesis of adipose tissue dysfunction in ageing, using genetically knockout mouse models and their derived cells. The study will employ OMICS approaches, including RNAseq and metabolomics, and the findings will be further validated using human samples.

    The two available positions are as follows:

    The first position will focus on investigating how dysmetabolism of branched chain amino acids (BCAA) causes adipose tissue dysfunction in ageing, and whether targeting BCAA metabolism can reverse diabetes in ageing.

    The second position will delve into understanding how adipocyte-derived lactate regulates adipose tissue function in ageing.

    Ideal candidates should have experience in animal work in the area of metabolic research, cell culture of adipocyte, or other endocrine cells such as hepatocyte and pancreatic beta cells. Familiarity with routine molecular biology techniques, cell culture, microscopy, cellular functional assay, RNAseq, and bioinformatics is also required.

    To apply, please send the following documents to Dr. Kenneth King-yip Cheng at :

    Your current CV
    A cover letter describing your research interests
    For more information about Dr. Cheng and his work, please visit:

    or Google Scholar: Cheng King Yip

    We look forward to receiving your application and potentially welcoming you to our dynamic and innovative research team.

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