The Macrophage Metabolism Laboratory of Dr.
Tiffany Horng at the School of Life Science and Technology, ShanghaiTech
University is recruiting qualified applicants for the post of Research
Technician. Dr. Horng’s research interest is in the burgeoning field of
immunometabolism, and her particular focus is on elucidating the mechanisms by
which cellular metabolism supports the biology of macrophages. Towards this
end, the lab employs a combination of tissue culture models, molecular biology,
metabolomics, genetics, biochemistry, and mouse models. For more information
about the lab’s research, please see: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/tiffany-horng/.
For representative publications, please see: Covarrubias et al, eLIFE 2016 (PMID 26894960); Byles et al, Nature Communications 2013 (PMID
24280772), and Langston et al, Frontiers
in Immunology 2017 (PMID 28197151).
Successful candidates will have some experience
working in a biomedical research laboratory and will demonstrate advanced oral
and written English skills as well as excellent organizational and time
management skills. Successful candidates will be highly motivated individuals
that work well independently and as part of a team.
There are two primary task of the Research
Technician. The first is to provide technical support to lab members to ensure
successful execution of experiments. After initial training by Dr. Horng, the
Research Technician will independently execute and be responsible for a wide
range of activities, including macrophage cell culture, various molecular
biology techniques, western blotting, basic metabolic assays, and mouse
husbandry. These activities will provide opportunities for co-authorship on any
resulting scientific papers. Upon demonstration of good experimental and time
management skills, the opportunity to acquire additional experimental expertise
and lead an independent research project will be provided.
The second primary task is to take a key
role in maintaining an organized and well-run lab thus enhancing overall lab
productivity. Responsibilities include:
· Organization and record-keeping
of common stocks and reagents
· Ordering lab consumables and
equipment and monitoring laboratory expenses
· Organization of lab space
· Assisting Dr. Horng with
University administrative work and teaching-related work
Dr. Horng supports the career development
of the Research Technician and efforts to build career plans.
1. Native-level oral and written Chinese (Mandarin)
2. Excellent communication skills in oral and written English
3. Bachelor’s degree in biomedicine, cellular and molecular biology, or related subjects
4. Highest levels of motivation
5. Willingness to learn, and a collaborative and cooperative attitude
6. Excellent interpersonal skills and teamwork skills
7. Excellent organizational and time management skills
8. Strong sense of responsibility
1. Experience in biomedical research,
in particular mammalian cell culture, molecular biology, biochemistry, and mice
2. Master’s degree or PhD in
Qualified applicants should provide the
following items in English:
1. Cover Letter describing
suitability for the position in broad terms as well as professional goals
2. Curriculum Vitae including
academic background and work experience
3. List of publications and up to
3 representative publications as PDFs, if applicable
4. Contact details of two to three
referees, one of which should include most recent supervisor/line manager.
References will be requested after the initial selection.
Qualified applicants interested in this position should submit the
above documents directly to Dr. Horng via email: email@example.com.
Simultaneously, applicants should complete the online application form using
the Shanghai University of Science and Technology Talent Recruitment System
(htpp://jobs.shanghaitech.edu.cn/) following the instructions. Shortlisted
candidates will be contacted and interviewed by Dr. Horng.
The selection process will commence after July 1st 2018
and will continue until the position is filled.
Any informal enquires should be directed to Dr. Tiffany Horng via