Post-doctoral Fellow (3 posts)

first_imgRef.: 503222Work type: Full-timeDepartment: Department of Chemistry (25200)Categories: Academic-related StaffHong KongApplications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow(3 posts) in the Department of Chemistry (Ref.: 503222),to commence as soon as possible for one year, with the possibilityof renewal subject to satisfactory performance and fundingavailability.Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry orBiochemistry. They should have experience in the research area ofsynthetic chemistry, biochemistry, or molecular biology. Fluency inwritten and spoken English, good organizational skills, a strongsense of responsibility, the ability to work independently andself-motivation are essential. The appointees are expected to workon the projects in chemical biology or medicinal chemistry researchunder the supervision of Professor Xuechen Li. Enquiries about theposts should be sent to Professor Li at [email protected] highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications andexperience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medicalbenefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% ofgross income.The University only accepts online application for the above posts.Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Reviewof applications will commence as soon as possible and continueuntil September 1 , 2021 , or until the posts arefilled, whichever is earlier.Advertised: Feb 8, 2021 (HK Time)Applications close: Sep 1, 2021 (HK Time)last_img read more

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Backline, THRIV To Host “Come Together: COVID-19 Crisis” Music Industry Support Groups

first_imgBackline, Tour Health Research Initiative Vnion (THRIV) have joined forces to create a music industry support group, titled Come Together: COVID-19 Crisis, to help working professionals navigate the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The support groups set to take place this week are sponsored by VEVO.The coronavirus quarantines, and the developing financial crisis that is sure to follow, impacts few industries more than live music and events. With touring, music festivals, and other mass gatherings representing the majority of the music industry, the cancellations and postponed events are causing huge concern for the professional community that relies heavily on the gig-to-gig lifestyle as their primary means of income.Related: Backline Co-Founder Hilary Gleason Talks Talking On The Music Industry’s Mental Health Problem [Interview]“In times of uncertainty, the natural human reaction is a spike in anxiety and panic,” THRIV Co-Founder Dr. Chayim Newman said in a press release. “One thing that helps moderate that anxiety is community—the reminder that we’re not alone in it.”Backline Co-Founder and Clinical Director, Zack Borer, echoed similar sentiments, saying: “We have heard from countless individuals over the last few days [via Backline’s Case Management program] who are understandably scared and concerned about how coronavirus is affecting the music industry. We want you to know that we hear you and that you are not alone,”Borer will host two webinars along Newman starting today, March 16th, at 6:00 p.m. ET. Monday’s support group is for music industry production and crew members, while Tuesday’s meeting, which is also set for 6:00 p.m. ET, is for artists and artist teams. Below, see all relevant webinar information, including links and call-in numbers.Backline/THRIV Music Industry Webinar InformationFor Monday’s production/crew meeting, please click here to join or, click here and enter meeting ID: 673 111 071. Join from dial-in phone line: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 312 626 6799.For Tuesday’s artists/industry meeting, please click here to join or, click here and enter meeting ID: 564 438 600. Join from dial-in phone line: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923.last_img read more

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Global organizations support peace efforts in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions

first_imgCameroon imposes curfew in restive anglophone regions Cameroon loses US military support over Anglophone crisis Members of the Cameroonian Rapid Intervention Force patrol on the outskirt of Mosogo in the far north region of the country where Boko Haram jihadist have been active since 2013, on March 21, 2019. (Photo by Reinnier KAZE / AFP) (Photo credit should read REINNIER KAZE/AFP/Getty Images) Members of the Cameroonian Rapid Intervention Force patrol on the outskirt of Mosogo in the far north region of the country where Boko Haram jihadist have been active since 2013, on March 21, 2019. (Photo by Reinnier KAZE / AFP) (Photo credit should read REINNIER KAZE/AFP/Getty Images)Leaders of the African Union (AU), Commonwealth and International Organization of the Francophone, commonly known as La Francophonie, have voiced their commitment to support the peace process in Cameroon’s two troubled English-speaking regions.Moussa Faki Mahamat, chairperson of the African Union Commission, Louise Mushikiwabo, secretary general of La Francophonie and Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland, on Wednesday expressed their willingness and resolve to assist the country in its peace process after a joint audience with Cameroonian President Paul Biya.“Our major concern is to contribute towards peace and stability. We believe that Cameroonians do not merit any form of violence and differences ought to be resolved peacefully,” Faki told reporters.“What is of importance is peace, security and equality and we are determined to do all we can as three organisations to support the peaceful process. This is a moment of change, an important moment which we have to seize and support in solidarity. So all those who love good governance and peace need to work hard to deliver it,” Scotland added.The leaders will also meet with opposition parties and civil societies during their two-day mission in Cameroon.“We believe that we have an obligation to contribute modestly through advice, interventions in mediation or on technical subjects such as bilingualism and multiculturalism,” Mushikiwabo told reporters.Since 2017, government forces have been clashing with armed separatist forces who want the two English-speaking regions of Northwest and Southwest to secede from the majority French-speaking nation.Relatedcenter_img Ethiopia: Global community must increase support for Somalialast_img read more

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Melissa Skerrit Foundation Contributes to Education

first_img 338 Views   no discussions LocalNews Melissa Skerrit Foundation Contributes to Education by: – September 13, 2019 Tweet Share Share Share Sharing is caring! DLP Candidate for the Roseau Central Constituency, Melissa Poponne-Skerrit Dominica Labour Party Candidate for the Roseau Central Constituency, Melissa Poponne Skerrit has hosted her 5th annual back to school event, encouraging students in her constituency to prioritize education.The DLP candidate, through her Melissa Skerrit Foundation donated a total of fifty scholarships and one hundred and fifty school packages to students of preschool, primary and secondary school.In her address to these students and their parents on Wednesday 11th September 2019, at the DLP office in Roseau, Poponne-Skerrit made clear her desire to see all students excel.“You have to bear the responsibility for your education.  Get to school on time, complete your given assignments, pay attention to your teachers, listen to your parents and put the hard work that it takes to succeed. We can give you all the needs however, the responsibility is on you to use the tools you have been given to gain a sound education,” she remarked.“Failure, relaxation or giving up is not an option this year,” she urged the students.“Our country’s future is in your hands and we are relying on you to develop yourself and in doing so develop our country. I expect great things of you so do not let us down…do not let your family, or your country or yourself down. Make us proud, I know that you can do it!”Meanwhile, Mrs. Skerrit also encouraged parents to play their necessary role in the children’s education.“We as parents need to engage in instilling a sense of excellence in our children. We need to set goals with our children and ensure that they are achieved. If we encourage that attitude in our community and our community is supportive then I have no doubt that we will raise top achievers,” she advised.last_img read more

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De Bruyne: The season is new, the result is the same…

first_imgManchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne talks about the reasons for the defeat of his team in the 1/4 final match of the Champions League against Olympique Lyonnais (1: 3) last night. The Belgian scored the only goal for the “citizens” and the English again missed a place in the semi-finals.Gulliver/Getty Images“This team is great, but we made too many mistakes. We make mistakes too often this year. The season is new, the result is the same. I don’t think the first half was good enough. I think we knew that. We started slowly and didn’t have many opportunities. We played well in the second half. We started to put pressure on the opponent, to play in a more attacking way, as we usually do, and we had everything to win. We created enough chances to score the required number of goals. We need to learn from this lesson, “De Bruyne said. Follow us anywhere and anytime with the mobile application of Gong.bg. You can download it from Google Play, App Store and AppGallery.last_img read more

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Paddy Power Betfair seeks to merge advertising accounts

first_img Jonathan DevittThe Irish Independent reports that recently merged Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) will look to cut one of its media agencies.Seeking further corporate alignment between Paddy Power and Betfair assets, PPB governance is reported to want to merge its entire + £40 million advertising account under the control of one lead agency.PPB will review its marketing planning and buying accounts handled by M2M for Paddy Power (since 2009) and MediaCom for Betfair (since 2015). It is understood both M2M nor MediaCom could be reached for comment.oth Paddy Power’s and Betfair’s branding campaigns will remain separate.Following the completion of its merger in January, PPB governance has publically stated that it will look to undertake cost savings in its marketing operations and initiatives.PPB has restructured its marketing division appointing Betfair’s Jonathan Devitt to the new role of Group Chief Marketing Officer.Further synergy led changes to PPB operations, have seen the appointment of Paddy Power veteran Ken Robertson to the merged role of Advertising Director. StumbleUpon Related Articles FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Share Submit Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

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