Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Public Health Integrative and Computational Biology

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
06 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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 : School of Public Health

Closing Date : December 30, 2018

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Public Health Integrative and Computational Biology in the School of Public Health, to commence as soon as possible on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract, subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a doctoral degree in molecular biology, genomics, computational biology, public health or a related field, and have a track record of high-quality research in the field of biomedical sciences.  Preference will be given to those with proven experience in applying cutting-edge approaches to explore biological questions that can be translated into public health practice, and who are within 5 years of obtaining their doctoral degree. The primary selection criterion will be scientific excellence and the perceived ability to augment the intellectual creativity and innovation potential of the School of Public Health. The appointee will work in the HKU-Pasteur Research Pole under the School of Public Health.  He/She will spearhead quantitative biology research programmes at the intersection of molecular biology, immunology, genetics and public health; teach related courses at undergraduate/postgraduate levels; and conduct relevant knowledge exchange (KE) activities for the community.  He/She is expected to harness the use of the School’s long-running cohorts and omics technology in building biobanks for promoting precision public health, and advance the translation of discoveries into disease prevention and population health strategies.  Information about the School can be obtained at

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  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.

Applicants should send the following information to the School at in ONE single file: (i) a completed application form; (ii) a cover letter describing your most significant scientific accomplishment and the qualifications that make you particularly well suited for this job; (iii) a C.V. and publication list highlighting the most important papers (maximum 5); (iv) a statement of scientific achievements (1 page); and (v) a brief description of your future research plan (2 pages). 2-3 letters of reference should be sent to the School separately by the referees. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at Further particulars can be obtained at  Review of applications will start on October 20, 2018 and continue until December 30, 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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