Research Assistant Professor, School of Chinese Medicine

Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
09 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Teaching and Research Division

The appointee is expected to conduct independent research related to neurodegenerative diseases. The research will involve: 1) Neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson's disease (PD) and Alzheimer's disease (AD); 2) The roles of autophagy dysfunction and lysosome biogenesis in the neurodegenerative diseases; 3) Chinese medicine for prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases; 4) Molecular targets for drug discovery from Chinese medicine for neurodegenerative diseases. The appointee will also be responsible for managing laboratory, supervising postgraduate students and writing research articles/proposals. In addition, he/she is expected to teach one course in the areas of Pharmacology or Life Science per semester.

Applicant should possess a PhD degree in Pharmacology of Chinese medicine or Biomedical Sciences and at least two years of postdoctoral experience or equivalent with very strong research track record. Training background in neurodegenerative diseases, pharmacology, cell biology (including autophagy), molecular biology and brain slice electrophysiology will be an added advantage.

Initial appointment will be made on fixed-term contract of one year. Re-appointment thereafter is subject to performance review, mutual agreement and availability of funding.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System (jobs.hkbu.edu.hk). Applicants are requested to send in samples of publications, preferably three best ones out of their most recent publications. Applicants should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference, with PR number (stated above) quoted on the letters, to the Personnel Office (email: recruit@hkbu.edu.hk) direct. Applicants not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works will be disposed of after completion of the recruitment exercise unless upon request. Details of the University's Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the posts advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions applicable at the time of offer.

Closing date: 1 December 2018

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