Research Assistant Professor/Postdoctoral Fellow in Pharmacology and Pharmacy

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
29 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Feb 2019
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.

Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy (21300)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor (RAP)/Post-doctoral Fellow (PDF) in the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy (Ref.: 492623), 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.

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 sent to the Department of Pharmacology & Pharmacy at 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.  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.  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.

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V., a research statement and at least 3 reference letters.  Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until February 28, 2019, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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