Post-doctoral Fellow

first_imgRef.: 503751Work type: Full-timeDepartment: School of Biomedical Sciences (22600)Categories: Academic-related StaffHong KongApplications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellowin the School of Biomedical Sciences (Ref.: 503751), tocommence as soon as possible for two to three years, with thepossibility of renewal.Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry orBiophysics. Preference will be given to those with a strongbackground in molecular biology, protein purification, and cellculture; and/or experience in proteomics or single-moleculefluorescence microscopy. Applicants should be responsible,organized, self-motivated, and able to work independently as wellas in a team. They should also have good analytical skills,attention to details, a good command of English, and the ability tomulti-task. The appointee will participate in research projectsrelated to the mechanism of human tubulin isotypes for regulatingthe biological function of microtubules. Further information can beobtained at . Enquiries aboutthe duties of the post should be sent to Dr. Ti Shih-Chieh [email protected] .A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications andexperience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medicalbenefits.The University only accepts online applications for the above post.Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Reviewof applications will start from May 3, 2021 and continue untilJuly 31, 2021, or until the post is filled, whichever isearlier.Advertised: Apr 20, 2021 (HK Time)Applications close: Jul 31, 2021 (HK Time)last_img read more

New alliance boost for strategic port equipment procurement

first_img(Image Courtesy: iSpec) “By outsourcing complex equipment projects to our new partnership, large and small port companies can reduce the in-house time, costs and resources usually allocated to manage a complex expansion project from idea to completion,” said Pieter Boshoff, CEO of Remy InfoSource. The turnkey product offered by Remy InfoSource and Trent Port Services combines the deployment of iSpec, Remy InfoSource’s innovative web and mobile-based software procurement solution for buyers of capital-intensive equipment, with the renowned port project management expertise of Trent Port Services. “Under this new business model we are offering with Trent Port Services, we can take on all turn-key equipment procurement, taking away these additional costs and distractions for a small percentage of the overall Capex budget, enabling customers to outsource projects, reduce management costs and free up in-house resources for core operations.” When a port procures, for example, a Ship-to-Shore crane, it usually allocates a percentage of that Capex to Third Party Inspections (TPI), design review meetings and periodic project manager visits to the crane factory. In addition, overhead costs often not included in Capex numbers usually include maintenance and refurbishment of systems used for project management, corporate headcounts for managing strategic projects, and office overheads to support a larger corporate team. Lifecycle contract management specialist and iSpec creator Remy InfoSource is now partnering with Trent Port Services, an international port services and solutions company, to offer port companies a combined service solution that enables the easy establishment and oversight of a single capital expenditure (Capex) budget for all equipment procurement, third party factory inspections and project management requirements. “All of this adds significant extra costs – often hidden – onto most port expansion or upgrade projects, taking the delivered price beyond the original budget,” said Boshoff. “As ports and port operators start to see past the fact that their strategic equipment is in fact similar or the same as their competitors, the need to do things differently, smarter, cheaper and more collaboratively will become ever more apparent. By combining our expertise and deploying iSpec, we believe our turnkey offering can offer great value to port companies both large and small.” Sea News, September 1 “This solution enables port operators and their employees to focus on what they do best – managing ports, operations and their customers,” said Jon Arnup, Founder & CEO of Trent Port Services. “We take on the entire project using a single Capex budget approach. This cuts down management and procurement costs with payment milestones aligned to the deliverables of each individual project.center_img iSpec creator Remy InfoSource and Trent Port Services have signed a partnership agreement to offer port operators a turnkey procurement solution that reduces costs and frees up in-house resources for core operations Remy InfoSource and Trent Port Services are longstanding collaborators, not least because Trent Port Services is one of iSpec’s foremost customers. Complex port expansion or upgrade projects can take many years to plan and complete, and cost overruns, delays and implementation failures are common. Most project management systems aim to support this process. However, unlike iSpec, they focus on the vendor/provider instead of the buying organisation. “At Trent, we have been using iSpec for the last 15 years to supplement our own project management and procurement,” said Arnup. iSpec’s web and mobile-based software has continuously been developed over the past 15 years specifically for buyers of capital-intensive outsourced projects. The software provides a unified platform for tender management with dedicated accounts for all relevant parties including all contract terms as well as technical specifications. After awarding the contract to one or multiple vendors, a seamless transition to the implementation phase prevents vendors renegotiating or claiming to not have been aware of detail requirements. Two global leaders in maritime procurement and project management have joined forces to offer port and terminal operators a turnkey solution that cuts procurement costs and overheads while also increasing staff productivity. “For larger port operators, this tangibly improves project visibility and collaboration between corporate, regions and individual terminals, while reducing costs. For smaller ports, the overhead and manpower savings are substantial.” “When a port is not buying equipment, it therefore has zero overheads and costs. In other words, you only pay when you need something. This reduces corporate costs on labour, systems maintenance, corporate server farms and other overheads. Author: Baibhav Mishralast_img read more

Alaska Senators Among Group Of 48 Senators Calling For Census Deadline Extension

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A group of 48 bipartisan senators signed a letter to leaders of the Senate and House calling for the extension of the statutory deadlines for the delivery of apportionment data and redistricting files following the 2020 Census. The senators urged House and Senate leaders to include the extension in the upcoming COVID-19 relief package. The letter cites a statement from the census official leading field operations, Tim Olsen from this May. Olsen stated: “We have passed the point where we could even meet the current legislative requirement of December 31. We can’t do that anymore.” Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan are the only Republicans to have signed the letter. 44 Democratic Senators signed the letter, as well as Independent Senators Bernie Sanders and Angus King.center_img Citing a request first made by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham to extend the deadlines for apportionment to April 30 and redistricting to July 31, the senators underscored the need to give the Census Bureau adequate time to collect and report an accurate count following delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic.last_img read more

Training goes on at Cologne despite positive tests

first_imgCOLOGNE, Germany (AP):Cologne’s players are continuing to train despite the three positive tests for coronavirus at the club that have unsettled the German football league’s restart plans.Cologne said Friday that three people had tested positive but didn’t name them or say whether they were players, who are currently training in small groups.“The experts evaluate it as such that, due to the hygiene and infection prevention measures in group training, we can continue to train with those who tested negatively as we had been,” team doctor Paul Klein said on the club website yesterday.Klein added that nobody at the club was considered “category one” in respect of the three individuals who gave samples Thursday. That is typically someone who either lives with an infected person or had close contact with them.Cologne’s announcement brought criticism from Karl Lauterbach, a lawmaker with the Social Democratic Party, the junior partner in Angela Merkel’s coalition government.Lauterbach said on Twitter that “probably two players, one staffer” were infected. He is a professor of health economics and was based at Cologne University before entering politics.“I am surprised that players allow this to be done to them. Football should be a role model, not ‘bread and circuses’,” he wrote in reference to training sessions. ONGOING PROCESS Players and staff around the league began giving samples Thursday as part of an ongoing process designed to enable teams to return initially to full training, then to games later this month.Most teams have not commented on test results. Werder Bremen said samples given Thursday by its players and staff were all negative, and that they will undergo another round of testing today. Bayer Leverkusen and Eintracht Frankfurt also reported only negative tests.One player from another Bundesliga club, Paderborn, tested positive in March.last_img read more

Hamilton Green has a record of being difficult to work with

first_imgDear Editor,Not a single Guyanese should be in the least bit surprised that a competent, qualified and decent officer such as Chief Executive Officer of the Central Housing and Planning Authority Myrna Pitt has resigned from her post.Had she not done so then she would have spoiled the long and odious record of the Chairman of the CH&PA Board Hamilton Green.If one were to look back at the various ministries he headed, one would see the difficulties experienced by the permanent secretaries, departmental heads and other technical staff who were all certified, capable and experienced.But one does not have to look so far back, one just has to look at the last twenty one years that he spent as Chairman of the Georgetown Municipality, to see the long list of casualties including town clerks, city engineers, city treasurers, etc.Note however, that his getting rid of all of these senior staffers did not make things any better at City Hall, in fact it made things far worse, with the Council being at its apex in corruption and irregularities when he finally left a few months ago.It should also be noted that most of the victims were women.How could the government give this cruel octogenarian more opportunities to destroy the lives of honest public servants who do not agree to dance to the tune that he is playing?Sincerely,Mark Roopanlast_img read more