Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Biological Science

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
07 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
03 Apr 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
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 Microbiology (20700)
Categories: Professoriate Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology (Ref.: 494179), to commence as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term contract, 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 have a Ph.D. degree in Biological or Biomedical Sciences or a related field, with a proven track record working on human pathogenic viruses. They should have substantial research experience in studying the pathogenesis of emerging infectious diseases such as coronavirus-, enterovirus 71-, influenza- and HIV-related infections, and work experience in BSL-3 laboratories.  Those with research experience in cell biology and molecular virology using cutting-edge technologies would have an advantage.  As the Department is heavily involved in teaching of the undergraduate programmes (M.B.B.S., B.Biomed.Sc., B.D.S., B.Nurs., B.Chin.Med. and B.Pharm.) as well as postgraduate programmes (M.Med.Sc, M.Phil. and Ph.D.), those with proven capacity and teaching experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and in developing teaching curriculums would have an advantage. Preference will be given to those with track record in undertaking administrative duties and/or Knowledge Exchange activities at Departmental, Faculty and/or University levels. The Department’s main research focus is on emerging infectious diseases. The appointee is expected to work independently, manage on-going research projects on emerging infectious diseases, and consistently publish original research articles in high-impact journals.

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 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. and at least 2 reference letters.  Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until April 3, 2019.

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