Assistant Professor - Department of Chemistry

Hong Kong (HK)
21 Mar 2020
End of advertisement period
20 Apr 2020
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Department of Chemistry

With offers of BSc (Hons) in Chemistry, BSc (Hons) in Analytical and Testing Sciences, MSc in Analytical Chemistry, MPhil (by research), and PhD degrees, the Department presently has around 190 undergraduate students, 60 taught postgraduate students and 50 research students and project staff.

The Department places a strong emphasis on both quality education and scholarly research/services, and has reached a significant milestone where its educational programmes are not only innovative but also accessible, and its major areas of research strength are well recognised and supported.

Assistant Professor (PR0202/19-20)    

The Department invites applications for the position at Assistant Professor level. The appointee is expected to conduct independent research and also to develop interdisciplinary collaborations.

Applicants should possess a PhD degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry or equivalent. They should have relevant post-qualification experience in research, an excellent publication record in peer-reviewed international journals as first and/or senior authors, an established track record in obtaining external funding/research grants on a competitive basis. The appointee will be required to supervise MPhil and PhD students, establish a vigorous research program at the cutting edge of cancer drug development and engage in other scholarly activities, such as organization of conferences/seminars, etc. He/She is expected to demonstrate research accomplishments of originality and depth with the potential to be an international scientific leader in the area of anti-cancer drug development. He/She is also expected to transfer academic knowledge into innovative technologies for impactful research outputs.

Preference will be given to those with the background of and/or expertise in cancer biology, drug development, lipid metabolism, molecular biology, and viral immunotherapy.

The position is non-tenure track with initial appointment on a three-year fixed-term contract. Re-appointment thereafter is subject to mutual agreement. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System (jobs.hkbu.edu.hk) with samples of publications, preferably three best ones out of their most recent publications/works. Applicants should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference, with PR number (stated above) quoted on the letters, to the Personnel Office (Email: recruit@hkbu.edu.hk) direct. Those who are not invited for interview four months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works will be disposed of after completion of the recruitment exercise. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the posts advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions then applicable at the time of offer.

Closing date: will continue until the position is filled.

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