Research Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
20 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
16 Nov 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.

Novel Antimicrobials, Bacterial Virulence, and Bacteria-virus Co-infections

Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Microbiology (20700)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor in Novel Antimicrobials, Bacterial Virulence, and Bacteria-virus Co-infections in the Department of Microbiology (Ref.: 502408), to commence as soon as possible on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal, subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in microbiology or related disciplines with more than 4 years’ recent postdoctoral training.  Extensive research experience in antimicrobial resistance, high-throughput screening of novel antimicrobials, bacterial genetics (particularly hands-on experience working with MRSA and multidrug resistance bacteria), animal infection models, and bacterial fluorescence and bioluminescence reporter systems is required.  Certified training in BSL-3 facilities working with P3 microbial pathogens is highly desirable. Those who have a demonstrated track record in securing external research grants would have an advantage.  He/She should be self-motivated, able to work independently as well as in a team, and have good communication skills in English.

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.

The University only accepts online applications for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of applications will start on November 2, 2020 and continue until November 16, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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