Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
21 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
19 Oct 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: Professoriate Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology (Ref.: 502081), to commence as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in microbiology or a related field, with proven track record on HIV-1/AIDS and SARS-CoV. Substantial research experience in studying the mucosal immunology and immunopathogenesis of HIV/AIDS and coronavirus and work experience in BSL-3 laboratories are required. Those with research experience with HIV/AIDS and coronavirus non-human primate model would have an advantage. The appointee is expected to work independently; manage ongoing research projects on emerging infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, coronavirus; and write scientific publications.           

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 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 as soon as possible and continue until October 19, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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