Tenure-Track Associate/Assistant Professor in Public Health Integrative and Computational Biology

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
08 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
30 Sep 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: School of Public Health (22400)
Categories: Professoriate Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Public Health Integrative and Computational Biology in the School of Public Health (Ref.: 497017), to commence as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term basis 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 possess a doctoral degree in molecular biology, genomics, computational biology, public health or a related field, with a track record of high-quality research in the field of biomedical sciences.  Preference will be given to those with proven experience in applying cutting-edge approaches to explore biological questions that can be translated into public health practice.  The primary selection criterion will be scientific excellence and the perceived ability to augment the intellectual creativity and innovation potential of the School of Public Health.

The appointee will work in the HKU-Pasteur Research Pole under the School of Public Health.  He/She will spearhead quantitative biology research programmes at the intersection of molecular biology, virology, immunology, genetics and public health; teach related courses at undergraduate/postgraduate levels; and conduct relevant knowledge exchange (KE) activities for the community.  He/She is expected to harness the use of the School’s long-running cohorts in building biobanks for promoting precision public health, and advance the translation of discoveries into disease prevention and population health strategies. Information about the School can be obtained at  Those who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 494162) 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 will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload (i) a cover letter describing your most significant scientific accomplishments and the qualifications that make you particularly well suited for this job; (ii) a C.V. and publication list highlighting the most important papers (maximum 5); (iii) a statement of scientific achievements (1 page); and (iv) a brief description of your future research plan (2 pages).  Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until September 30, 2019, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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