Scientific Officer

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
23 Jan 2020
End of advertisement period
21 Feb 2020
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 Scientific Officer in the Department of Microbiology (Ref.: 499557), to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in biology, medical sciences or a related field, with at least 10 years' research experience preferably in microbiology, immunology or biology in a laboratory setting. Applicants should also have research experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, histology and working with animal models.  Experience in writing grant proposals and supervising research postgraduate students and post-doctoral fellows would be an advantage.  Applicants should be highly motivated and independent with innovative ideas to carry out studies in the areas of mechanistic study of viral pathogenesis, strategic development of vaccination, and novel treatment for infectious diseases. He/She should also possess good communication skills in English. 

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.  Review of applications will start on February 5, 2020 and continue until February 21, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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