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Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Closing date
5 Sep 2024

Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, School of Clinical Medicine (21000)
Categories: Professoriate Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor (several posts) in the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, School of Clinical Medicine (Ref.: 526574), to commence as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract, subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Medicine, Surgery, Biology, Health Science, or a related discipline, with proven experience in clinical research and research project management.  They should also have solid research skills and track record focusing on cutting-edge orthopaedics.  Good translational research grant history and fundraising ability are essential.  Previous clinical or laboratory work experience with good knowledge of RCT design and management, FDA/CE regulations, are desirable.  They should be creative with new research ideas, demonstrating self-initiative with independent working ability, strong problem-solving skills, excellent logical thinking and data sensitivity.  They should also be able to manage a close multi-disciplinary team and establish external collaborations, as well as coordinate translational research of the department.

The appointees will develop research programmes independently; write scientific publications, grant proposals and reports; supervise research staff and research postgraduate students; participate in the planning and delivery of undergraduate/postgraduate programmes; and assist in administrative duties.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered.  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.  Other benefits include annual leave, medical benefits and free access to on-campus gyms and libraries.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

The University only accepts online application for the above posts.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V., a covering letter stating their research background, and contact information of three referees.  Review of applications will start on August 5, 2024 and continue until September 5, 2024, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.

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