THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology

Location
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Posted
18 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
07 Aug 2019
Ref
497192
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
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 Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology (Ref.: 497192), to commence as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess: (i) a doctoral degree or equivalent in a related discipline in Biological or Biomedical Sciences; (ii) experience and expertise in research areas including virology, virus-host interaction, human infectious diseases, and biosafety level 3 human pathogens such as avian influenza viruses and coronaviruses; (iii) a demonstrated capability to establish human organoids for multi-disciplinary research initiatives ; and (iv) a strong track record of high-quality research as indicated by publication record and external competitive grants.  The appointee is expected to work independently as well as with other team members in the Department, manage on-going research projects on emerging infectious diseases, and consistently publish original research articles in high-impact journals and obtain external competitive grants. He/She will also participate in teaching and contribute to the enhancement of medical and healthcare-related courses.

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 August 7, 2019.

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