Research Assistant Professor in Chemistry

Hong Kong (HK)
12 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
28 Aug 2019
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is a government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong.  It offers programmes at various levels including Doctorate, Master’s, and Bachelor’s degrees.  It has a full-time academic staff strength of around 1,400.  The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.4 billion.


Research Assistant Professor in Chemistry (Ref. 19061110)

The Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology is a multi-disciplinary department in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University with diversified specialties in biology, biotechnology, chemistry, biochemistry, nutrition and food science.  The Department’s research focus is in the interdisciplinary areas of chemistry, biology, nutrition and food science. There are about 44 faculty members in the Department.  Please visit the website at for more information about the Department.


The appointee will be required to:

(a) conduct lectures, practical sessions and tutorials at taught master’s and undergraduate levels in Chemistry and/or related disciplines;

(b) supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students;

(c) establish a vigorous research programme at the cutting edge of chemical biology and drug discovery;

(d) contribute to departmental administration and the operations of the State Key Laboratory of Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery; and

(e) perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department or his/her delegates.


Applicants should:

(a) have a PhD degree in the field of Organic Chemistry, Chemical Biology or related disciplines;

(b) have relevant post-qualification experience in teaching and research;

(c) have a good publication record in peer-reviewed international journals; and

(d) be able to demonstrate evidence of effective classroom teaching skills.

Preference will be given to those with background of and/or expertise in drug design, and/or with successful track record in bidding research grants on a competitive basis.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

The remuneration package for the Research Assistant Professor post is the same as an Assistant Professor post.  A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Appointment for Research Assistant Professor will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract for up to three years. Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.  Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application. 


Please send a completed application form to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong or via email to Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or downloaded from If a separate curriculum vitae is to be provided, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process. Consideration of applications will commence on 24 June 2019 until the position is filled.  The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

PolyU is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, family status or physical or mental disabilities.

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