Post-doctoral Fellow in Virology and Microbiology
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: School of Public Health (22400)
Categories: Academic-related Staff
Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in (A) Virology and (B) Microbiology (2 posts) in the School of Public Health (Ref.: 502487), to commence as soon as possible for two to three years, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.
The selected candidates will work in a company incorporated by the University of Hong Kong that was established to administer and support the University’s innovation endeavours.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in biological/biomedical sciences or a related discipline. For post (A), they should have strong expertise in research areas of human and/or animal virology. Research experience in arbovirus, viral proteomics and genomics, virus-vector-host interaction or pseudoviral systems would be an advantage. For post (B), they should have strong expertise in research areas of molecular microbiology. Research experience in microbiome, bacterial genomics, antimicrobial resistance and bacteria-phage interactions would be an advantage. For both posts, applicants should have a solid track record of research publications, a good command of written and spoken English, strong communication skills, and demonstrated capacity to conduct independent research in the respective areas. They should be self-motivated, organized, detail-minded, hardworking and able to work well in a multidisciplinary team. Both fresh Ph.D. graduate and experienced postdoctoral researchers are welcome to apply.
The appointees are expected to conduct high-quality research on emerging pathogens and their infection/transmission/evolution mechanisms in a vibrant multidisciplinary research team. Translational research is also expected. 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.
The University only accepts online application for the above posts. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications will start from November 23, 2020 and continue until December 31, 2020, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.