Research Assistant Professor/Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy

Location
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Posted
04 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2018
Ref
201801568
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

The University of Hong Kong 's highest priorities are to create opportunities for the very best academic talents to excel and to advance human knowledge to the benefit of society. We serve the needs of Hong Kong, the wider region and the rest of the world.

Department : Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy

Closing Date : December 31, 2018

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor (RAP)/Post-doctoral Fellow (PDF) in the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy, to commence as soon as possible, on a two- to three-year fixed-term basis for RAP, or on a one- to three-year temporary basis for PDF, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in molecular pharmacology, biomedical science, or related disciplines. They should demonstrate a deep understanding and knowledge of vascular biology and/or ageing, with excellent track records in molecular research and animal experimental pathophysiology. They should also be organized, self-motivated and able to work independently as well as in a team.  The appointee will work in a well-established group, and is expected to perform high-impact research related to the pathogenesis of vascular ageing and function/regulation of the longevity regulator (SIRT1).  He/She will use various approaches to explore novel therapeutic targets with translational implications for cardiovascular diseases.  Enquiries about the post should be made to the Department of Pharmacology & Pharmacy at yuwanghk@hku.hk.  Those who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 201800323) need not re-apply.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  For RAP, the appointment on fixed terms will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.

Applicants should send a completed application form, an up-to-date C.V., research statement, and at least three reference letters to the Department at pharmappoint@hku.hk. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hr.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc.  Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/.  Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until December 31, 2018, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.

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