Assistant Professor

Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong (HK)
09 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
06 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Applications are invited for the following positions in the Centre for Chinese Herbal Medicine Drug Development, which is located in the Hong Kong Science Park. Individuals who are highly devoted to innovative biomedical and new drug development research, value the treasures and with experience in research on Chinese medicine as well as work in close collaboration with basic and clinical scientists are welcome to apply.

Centre for Chinese Herbal Medicine Drug Development

Assistant Professor (2 positions) (PR0086/20-21)

The appointee are expected to lead a vigorous research project, conduct the high quality and innovative research to explore the mechanism of disease and whether and how the therapeutic remedies including Chinese herbal formula takes effects. The appointees are also expected to supervise research assistants and PhD students, and apply for external competitive research grants. 

Applicants should have: (i) a PhD degree in the biological and biomedical sciences or related disciplines; (ii) experience in using technologies in research/studies, such as bioinformatics, chemoinformatics, epigenomics, genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, single-cell omics, molecular imaging, gene editing for gut microbiome, etc., in the studies; (iii) a strong track record in external grant and outstanding publication; (iv) a sound portfolio in basic and translational study research with Chinese medicine on gut-microbiome and host interaction in human gastrointestinal diseases, metabolic diseases, or immunological diseases, or acquainted with phytochemical studies and drug discovery and development.

The position is on tenure-track with initial appointment on a three-year fixed-term contract. Re-appointment thereafter will be subject to mutual agreement. Tenure is expected to be attained within six years. We offer an attractive remuneration package with competitive pay and excellent benefits.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System (jobs.hkbu.edu.hk). Applicants are requested to send in samples of publications, preferably three best ones out of their most recent publications. Applicants should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference, with PR number (stated above) quoted on the letters, to the Personnel Office (email: recruit@hkbu.edu.hk) direct. Applicants not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works will be disposed of after completion of the recruitment exercise. Details of the University's Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions applicable at the time of offer.

Closing date: 6 November 2020

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