Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Statistic Genetics of Congenital Surgical Diseases
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Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Surgery (21700)
Categories: Professoriate Staff
Applications are invited for appointment as Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Statistic Genetics of Congenital Surgical Diseases in the Department of Surgery (Ref.: 500638), to commence as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in genetics, bioinformatics or a relevant field. They should demonstrate strengths in the analysis of large genomic data, and management of projects on whole exome and genome sequencing with integration of clinical data. A good track record of publications and external grants is essential. Knowledge of programming languages (e.g. Perl, C/C++) and statistical software packages such as R or MATLAB is essential. The appointee will work with a well-established research group and play a major role in genetic studies of congenital diseases including biliary atresia, Hirschsprung disease, congenital pulmonary airway malformations, anorectal anomalies and choledochal cysts. He/She will also contribute to the teaching and supervision of postgraduate research students.
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 of the above post. Applicants should apply online at the University’s career site (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications will start from August 3, 2020 and continue until August 10, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.