THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Research Assistant Professor in Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Location
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Posted
11 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
09 May 2019
Ref
494411
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Public Health (22400)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health (Ref.: 494411), to commence as soon as possible on a two- to three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in infectious disease epidemiology, data sciences, or a related discipline. They should have proven capacity in research, solid research experience in communicable and/or non-communicable disease modelling, and a track record of high-quality impactful research indicated by publication record and external grants. The appointee will work on mathematical and statistical modeling of a wide range of diseases such as influenza, hand-foot-and-mouth disease, HPV, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer and breast cancer.  He/She will help supervise the junior research staff and students in the group; develop his/her own research programme; write scientific publications, grant proposals and reports; provide teaching support to postgraduate or undergraduate programmes; and perform other duties as assigned.  Information about the School can be obtained at http://sph.hku.hk/index.php.  Enquiries about the duties of the post should be sent to Professor Joseph Wu at joewu@hku.hk.

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.

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of application will start on April 25, 2019 and continue until May 9, 2019, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier. 

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