Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, School of Public Health
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Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Public Health (22400)
Categories: Professoriate Staff
Applications are invited for appointment as Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health (Ref.: 501977), to commence as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term basis with the possibility of renewal, subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in bioinformatics, genetics, computational biology or other relevant disciplines, with in-depth knowledge of at least one of the following programming languages: Python, C/C++, JAVA and R. They should demonstrate evidence of international recognition and scholarship, and the capacity of high-quality impactful research indicated by a good track record of publications and external grants. Experience in analysing high-throughput data in viral genetics and immunity will be an advantage. Preference will be given to those with expertise in bioinformatics and computational biology, and with strong interests in translational research.
The appointee will develop AI-based analytics for data generated from the Harvard Medical School's VirScan platform to evaluate the comprehensive antibody repertoire and decipher exposure histories of known and novel pathogens, and integrate the analytics to predict immune protection to delineate key epitopes for vaccine development. He/She will also contribute to the teaching and supervision of postgraduate research students.
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. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.
The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. with a quick summary of their 4 most significant papers and a 1-page description of their independent research programme. Review of applications will start on October 14, 2020 and continue until December 31, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.