THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Non-Tenure-Track Non-Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology

Location
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Posted
20 May 2022
End of advertisement period
16 Jun 2022
Ref
514963
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

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

Applications are invited for appointment as Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor in the AIDS Institute of the Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine (Ref.: 514963), to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Microbiology or a related discipline, with proven track record on HIV-1/AIDS and SARS-CoV. Substantial research experience in studying the mucosal immunology and immunopathogenesis of HIV/AIDS and coronavirus and work experience in BSL-3 laboratories are required. Research experience in HIV/AIDS and coronavirus non-human primate model would be an advantage. The appointee is expected to work independently; manage on-going research projects on emerging infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS and coronavirus; and write scientific publications. Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 502081) need not re-apply.

The Department is heavily involved in the teaching of the following undergraduate programmes: MBBS, BNurs, BPharm, BChinMed, BBiomedSc, BDS; as well as postgraduate programmes: MMedSc, MPhil and Ph.D. The Department’s main research focus is the emerging infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS and coronaviruses. 

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. 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. Review of applications will start from June 1, 2022 and continue until June 16, 2022, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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