Research Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
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Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Chemistry (25200)
Categories: Academic-related Staff
Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor (several posts) in the Department of Chemistry (Ref.: 501721), to commence as soon as possible for one year, with the possibility of renewal
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Biomedical Science or other related disciplines. They should have an excellent publication record in at least one or more of the research areas including catalysis, organic synthesis, bioinorganic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, cancer pharmacology, Chinese medicine, natural products, metal-based therapeutics and diagnostics, bioimaging, mass spectrometry, proteomics and metabolomics. Those with a track record of securing external research grants, managing funded projects, and supervising research postgraduate students and post-doctoral fellows would have an advantage.
The appointees will participate in the ITC projects and join the laboratory led by Professor Chi-Ming Che which integrates chemical science and biomedical science for the development of new molecular medicines and diagnostics tools for the treatment and analysis of human diseases with a focus on cancer. They will lead research projects on synthetic chemistry, drug discovery and molecular diagnostics, and work with a multidisciplinary team of chemists, biomedical and clinical scientists. They are also expected to bring in new research initiatives in synthetic chemistry and chemical biology for cancer research. Working off-campus may be required.
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 University only accepts online application for the above posts. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V, a cover letter and 3 reference letters. Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until December 31, 2020, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.