Postdoctoral Fellow in the Immunology and Infection
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: Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine (20000)
Categories: Academic-related Staff
Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Immunology and Infection (several posts) in the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine (Ref.: 500592), to commence as soon as possible for one to three year(s), with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.
The selected candidates 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 preferably in Biomedical Sciences or related disciplines, and strong research background in one or more of these areas: Virology, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics. They should have a good command of written and spoken English, strong communication skills and a demonstrated track record of publishing academic research papers attesting to their previous achievements. Applicants should also be self-motivated, hardworking and able to conduct independent and collaborative research, and work well in an interdisciplinary team.
The appointees are expected to contribute to translational research projects in Immunology and Infection that will: (i) investigate the boundaries of functional immune responses to infectious agents for biomarker discoveries; (ii) develop broadly cross protective “universal” vaccine against influenza for pre-clinical studies and human clinical trials; (iii) establish a broad public health capacity to respond to vector-borne virus threats; and (iv) validate innovative, physiologically relevant, disease platforms to study in mechanistic terms of the pathogenesis of acute lung injury. Working off-campus may be required.
A competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.
The University only accepts online applications for the posts. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. and research publication list. Review of applications will start from July 29, 2020 and continue until October 14, 2020, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.