THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Research Assistant Professor, School of Public Health

Location
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Posted
Wednesday, 24 November 2021
End of advertisement period
Monday, 31 January 2022
Ref
508977
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Public Health (22400)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor (RAP) in Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Public Health (Ref.: 508977), to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a doctoral degree by research (Ph.D., D.Sc., Dr.P.H. or equivalent) in epidemiology, biostatistics, medicine, or related disciplines. They should have strong expertise in infectious disease epidemiology demonstrated by a strong track record in influenza and COVID-19 research; excellent written and oral communication skills; and the ability to work independently and in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team. Relevant work experience in infectious disease epidemiology, and an excellent record of publications and grants would be advantages.

The appointee will conduct epidemiological research with a focus on generating data on COVID-19 epidemiology and control to support evidence-based policies. He/She will develop research programs independently; write scientific publications, grant proposals and reports; supervise junior research staff and students; and assist in administrative, operational and other duties as assigned. There will be opportunities for participation in teaching programmes. Information about the School can be obtained at http://sph.hku.hk/index.php.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.

The University only accepts online applications for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of applications will start on December 7, 2021 and continue until January 31, 2022, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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