THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology

Location
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Posted
09 Nov 2021
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2022
Ref
508826
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

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

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology (Ref.: 508826), to commence as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract, subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess (i) a Ph.D. degree in a related discipline in biological or biomedical sciences; (ii) experience and expertise in research areas including virology, virus-host interaction, human infectious diseases, and biosafety level 3 human pathogens such as avian influenza viruses and coronaviruses is preferable; and (iii) a strong track record of high-quality research as indicated by publication records and external competitive grants awarded.  The appointee is expected to work independently as well as with other team members in the Department; manage on-going research projects on emerging infectious diseases; and consistently publish original research articles in high-impact journals and obtain external competitive grants. He/She will also participate in teaching and contribute to the enhancement of medical and healthcare-related courses.

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. and at least 2 reference letters. Review of applications will start on December 1, 2021 and continue until March 31, 2022 or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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