Research Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
20 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
18 Dec 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: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology (Ref.: 499145), to commence as soon as possible on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess: (i) a Ph.D. degree with at least 3 years' relevant post-doctoral experience in the field of immunology; (ii) evidence of high-quality research as indicated by publication records; and (iii) experimental experience in B-cell and T-cell immunology.  The appointee is expected to participate in the research area of vaccine development, with a strategic focus on the dendritic cell biology and adaptive immunity. Experience in single-cell RNA sequencing would be essential. Those who have previously been awarded external funding in the capacity of Principal Investigator are preferred.

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 applications for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. (preferably with an academic transcript).  Review of applications will start on December 4, 2019 and continue until December 18, 2019, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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