THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor Bioinformatics

Location
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Posted
02 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Feb 2019
Ref
492412
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.

Work type: Full-time
Department: Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine (20000)
Categories: Professoriate Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Bioinformatics jointly held in the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine and the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science of the Faculty of Science, 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.

Information about the Faculties can be obtained at https://www.med.hku.hk (Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine) and https://www.scifac.hku.hk (Faculty of Science), whilst the information about the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science can be obtained at https://saasweb.hku.hk/.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Computer Science, Biological Sciences, or a related discipline, with research areas related to medical big data analysis.  They should be able to demonstrate strong commitment in research and teaching.  A solid track record in research and post-graduate student training are essential.  Preference will be given to those who have extensive research experience in applying biostatistics, mathematical modelling and/or bioinformatics tools to interrogate high-throughput omics data for application in personalized medicine.  Applicants should also possess effective communication skills, and have a strong interest in collaborating with different clinical and research groups to address various scientific questions.  Enquiries about the post can be sent to medhr1@hku.hk.

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 also 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.  Review of applications will start on December 1, 2018 and continue until February 28, 2019, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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