Scientific Officer holding the functional title of Project Coordinator
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 (holding the functional title of Project Coordinator) in the Department of Microbiology (Ref.: 500326), to commence as soon as possible until December 31, 2020, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability.
The selected candidate will work in a company incorporated by the University of Hong Kong that was established to administer and support the University’s innovation endeavors.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in microbiology or a related field, with a proven track record in viral infections. They should have research experience and technical skills in virology, vaccinology and molecular biology, and preferably with experience in the construction of microbiology laboratories. They should also have good leadership and interpersonal skills. The appointee will be involved in the planning and coordination of the construction of research laboratories. He/She will be responsible for the establishment, procurement, installation, testing, validation and commissioning of all related equipment and facilities for research on emerging infectious diseases. Working off-campus may be required. Working outside normal office hours may also be required occasionally.
A competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.
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 July 21, 2020 and continue until August 4, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.