Research Assistant Professor in Epidemiology and Biostatistics
- THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
- Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
- 14 Mar 2023
- End of advertisement period
- 30 Jun 2023
- Academic Discipline
- Engineering & Technology, Computer Science, Life sciences, Biological Sciences
- Contract Type
- Fixed Term
- Full Time
Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Public Health (22400)
Categories: Senior Research Staff & Post-doctoral Fellow
Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health (Ref.: 519718), to commence as soon as possible, on a two or three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.
Applicants should possess a doctoral degree by research (Ph.D., D.Sc., Dr.P.H. or equivalent) in bioinformatics, epidemiology, artificial intelligence, computer science or a related discipline. They should demonstrate (i) evidence of international recognition and scholarship; (ii) the ability to work across disciplines towards new research initiatives; (iii) a strong track record of high-quality research as indicated by publications and external grants; and (iv) a strong commitment to engage students in inquiry-based learning at postgraduate level. Research experience in the epidemiology of infectious diseases including antimicrobial resistance and other emerging/re-emerging infections would be an advantage.
The appointee will conduct epidemiological research with a focus on data generation and data analysis in particular on antimicrobial resistance to support evidence-based control policies. He/She will collate and curate massive databases from unique data resources and develop novel, deep and frontier analytics for improving public health practices. He/She will teach public health courses relevant to infectious diseases, epidemiology and biostatistics; supervise junior research staff and students; and assist in administrative, operational and other duties as assigned. Information about the School can be obtained at http://sph.hku.hk. Those who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 519141) need not re-apply.
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 as soon as possible and continue until June 30, 2023, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.