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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Black Lives Matter flag raised at Burlington High School

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Burlington High School (BHS) has become the second high school in the country to fly the Black Lives Matter flag. More than 700 students and staff participated in a brief and optional ceremony held during noninstructional time on Monday afternoon. Flown below the American Flag and Vermont’s State Flag on the school’s only flagpole, the Black Lives Matter flag is flown in honor of black history month and will remain up throughout the year. “I am incredibly proud of our students for leading this effort,” said Burlington School District Superintendent Yaw Obeng. “For these students, flying the Black Lives Matter flag is not about sending a message of anti-police or anti-authority, it’s a message of anti-bias. It’s a call for change across our nation and in our community. The young men and women in the high school’s Social Justice Union deserve a lot of credit for engaging their peers in the process, working hard and navigating the school system diligently and respectfully, in a manner better than we sometimes see from adults.” “With the overwhelming support to fly the Black Lives Matter flag, we feel that this is an important step in creating a welcoming environment for students of color and is a crucial advancement in the district-level conversation about race,” said the student representatives from the SJU.The ceremony began in the school’s auditorium where several students from the high school addressed their peers, state legislators, students and staff from Montpelier and South Burlington High Schools, and local elected representatives including Mayor Miro Weinberger, members of city council, and the school board. Following the comments, Superintendent Obeng expressed his gratitude to the kids in the school who participated in the event. Following the remarks from students and staff, the attendees flowed from the auditorium to the flagpole, where the Black Lives Matter was flown among cheers, hugs, and the chant stating “Black Lives Matter.” Source: 2.19.2018 Burlington School District (BSD), Burlington, Vermont.last_img read more

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Praise for The United Friends of Highgate from Jamaican GG

first_imgJamaica’s Governor General, His Excellency Sir Patrick Allen had high praises for the United Friends of Highgate, (UFOH), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the development of Highgate in St. Mary, Jamaica. He delivered the keynote address to over 400 members of the South Florida Jamaica Diaspora in Cooper City, FL. last month.Sir Patrick Allen commended the United Friends of Highgate for the outstanding work they have been doing by engaging with the local Highgate community, as they conceive and develop plans to assist the community with medical supplies, educational tools, scholarships, infrastructural development and other socio-economic enterprises.  His Excellency told members of the organization that they are Jamaica’s “champion to the world like Usain Bolt” and “are valuable members of our development team.”“I thank you for all you do in uplifting the communities you live and the community of your birth. … and to helping advance our 2030 vision to make Jamaica the place of choice to live work raise families and do business,” he added. Sir Patrick challenged members of the organization and Jamaicans globally to engage more with the next generation – the youth.The Governor General, pointing to the success of several youth leaders in Jamaica, said the youth must be encouraged so that the vision of creating better societies can become a reality.Jamaican’s foremost comedian Oliver Samuels was at his best keeping the guest in high spirits showering the GG with accolades for being the “draw” for the event and not, as usual, himself. He kept the crown entertained throughout the entire event. The “UFOH,” pronounced [Hoo-Fah], was launched in Florida over 11 years ago and has a chapter in Highgate with Reverend Seymour Hutchinson as its President. The Florida chapter is headed by President Lorrimer Burford and its goal remains “contributing to the economical, physical, educational, environmental, cultural and social development of Highgate thus making the community a safe, healthy and enjoyable place to work, live and play.” For more see ufohus.org. The Florida chapter of the United Friends of Highgate Florida Chapter works with the Highgate Chapter to identify activities that need immediate attention at this time. These activities continue to extend themselves in the building up of the community of Highgate and its environs.UFOH activitiesThe projects targeted include:Food vouchers for 80 needy individuals at a cost of JA$2,000.00 each.Joint venture with the Richmond Community Consultative Committee in organizing a children’s treat for over 300 children at a cost of JA$50,000.00.Funding for bed linen, pampers, clothing (male/female) for the Annotto Bay hospital.Ongoing scholarship to two children entering High School.Funding for an annual visit to Pringles Home to feed 35 individuals as well as toiletry suppliesContinuing assistant for the activities of daily living, including provision of breakfast, baths, laundry and general housekeeping for an elderly person.last_img read more

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