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Research Assistant Professor in Immunometabolism and Metabolic Medicine

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine (20600)
Categories: Senior Research Staff & Post-doctoral Fellow

Research Assistant Professor in Immunometabolism and Metabolic Medicine in the Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine (Ref.: 524408)

We now invite applications for the captioned post.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • work on a research project to characterize heterogeneity of adipose tissues and to identify secretory factors involved in conversion of white adipocytes to brown adipocytes
  • details of our research program can be found at


  • a Ph.D. degree, preferably with experience in adipose biology, immunology, multi-omics and/or manipulation of genetically-modified mice
  • demonstrated evidence of high-quality research as indicated by publication record
  • excellent project management skills
  • ability to work independently and under pressure
  • a strong sense of responsibility and self-motivation
  • good coordination, problem-solving, communication and interpersonal skills

Enquiries about the post should be sent to

What We Offer

The appointment will commence as soon as possible on a 1-year temporary basis or 2- to 3-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. The appointment on fixed terms will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme at 15% of basic salary. Other benefits include annual leave, medical benefits and free access to on-campus gyms and libraries.

Those who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 522915) need not re-apply.

How to Apply

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online at the University’s Careers site ( and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of applications will start from January 26, 2024 and continue until April 30, 2024, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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