Scientific Officer, Department of Microbiology

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
16 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
10 Aug 2020
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 Scientific Officer in the Department of Microbiology (Ref.: 500597), 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 a Ph.D. degree in microbiology with at least 10 years’ research experience preferably in microbiology, including 5 years’ relevant experience in managing research projects and with an excellent track record in the field.  Applicants should also have at least 5 years’ work experience in BSL-3 laboratories with experience in training and supervising junior staff.  They should have a strong background and demonstrated expertise in viral genomics, epidemiology and pathogenesis; be highly motivated and have good problem-solving skills with innovative ideas to carry out studies in the areas of emerging infectious diseases; demonstrate the ability to work independently as well as in a multidisciplinary team.  The appointee will manage and conduct research; write grant proposals and reports; mentor junior research staff and students; and contribute to other operational duties as assigned.

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 July 29, 2020 and continue until August 10, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.