Research Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
03 May 2022
End of advertisement period
25 May 2022
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor in the AIDS Institute of the Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine (Ref.: 512709), to commence as soon as possible on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Microbiology or related disciplines, with an excellent publication track record. They should have good quantitative background, relevant post-doctoral experience in conducting and managing immunology studies, and the ability to lead individual research project independently. Those who have research experience in HIV/AIDS and coronavirus with non-human primate and small animal models would have an advantage. 

The appointee will participate in multidisciplinary research projects to study the mucosal immunology and immunopathogenesis of HIV/AIDS and coronavirus.  He/She is also expected to develop significant independent and/or joint research programme(s); apply for external research funding; supervise postgraduate students and research staff; teach courses at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels; and publish original research articles in high-impact journals. The post offers an excellent opportunity to develop academically in the field of virology and immunology of emerging infectious diseases.

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 application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications will start on May 12, 2022 and continue until May 25, 2022, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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