Research Scientist | Biotech start-up, R&D

Location: Hong Kong
Job Type: Permanent
Industry: Technology | ESG and Sustainability
Reference: 34749_1715935830
Job Published: May 17, 2024


The Research Scientist will conduct research and translation activities related to the use of genetic approaches in the detection of aquaculture pathogens from the environment. The suitable candidate will be a key member of a small team developing technologies that allow aquaculture farmers to rapidly detect and respond to the likelihood of disease outbreaks.

They will perform molecular genetic approaches based on PCR, qPCR, LAMP and other pathogen detection technologies and supervise technical staff collecting water samples and undertaking laboratory analyses. The position will involve both laboratory and some fieldwork, along with industry liaison and engagement. It also will involve design of new molecular assays to detect pathogens, report writing, and other activities as required. Research activities will be conducted under the supervision of the Chief Scientific Officer.


  • PhD in Genetics with a focus on molecular assay development and technologies, eDNA, and/or aquatic diseases, MSc with several years of related working experience may be considered;
  • Experience working with a wide range of genetic technologies, including PCR, qPCR, next generation sequencing;
  • Experience in analysing data from genetic analyses and presenting it in a simple and clear format;
  • Demonstrated experience working in research projects involving industry;
  • Evidence of working in successful and productive multidisciplinary teams;
  • Demonstrated oral, well-written and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Esteemed record relevant to opportunity in scientific publication of research;
  • Possess personality/characteristics and share values of curiosity, open mindset, can-do and continuous learning attitude, accountability and willingness to take new initiatives, self-motivated, teamwork spirit, integrity, and passion to make a positive impact;
  • Comfortable and capacity to work both independently and also with an initial small team at an entrepreneurial and dynamic setting.

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