Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
19 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Nov 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 : Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy

Closing Date : November 16, 2018 

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor (2 posts) in the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy, the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, and the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, to commence as soon as possible on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

These are joint appointments between the three aforementioned Departments, with the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy as the home department. Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in health economics, statistics, data science, epidemiology, or other related disciplines.  They should demonstrate a deep understanding of the application of big data for outcome research and modeling, with excellent track record in biomedical science research. They should be organized, self-motivated, and able to work independently as well as in a team. The appointees are expected to perform high-impact research related to health economics and big data, especially in the child and elderly population. They will use various approaches to explore big data in order to evaluate outcomes of various interventions. For enquiry about the duties of the posts, please contact the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy at

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  The appointments 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., a research statement, and at least three reference letters to the Department at  Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at  Further particulars can be obtained at  Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until November 16, 2018, or until the posts are 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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