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Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Closing date
30 Jun 2024

Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy (21300)
Categories: Professoriate Staff

Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy (Ref.: 526041)  

This position has been established and funded as a component of the RGC Exploratory Theme-based Research Scheme (‘Dysregulated Host-Gut Microbiota Co-metabolism in Metabolic Associated Fatty Liver Disease’). The successful candidate will work within Prof. Wei JIA's team to conduct metabolism-based pharmacological and translational research in the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy.

We now invite applications for the captioned post.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • conduct high quality research projects and deliver impactful research outputs in the area of gut microbiota – host metabolic interactions and/or metabolomics-based database development, data visualization, and analysis
  • obtain competitive research grants
  • provide quality teaching and supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and
  • help manage the laboratory and supervise students


  • a doctoral degree by research (Ph.D. or MD) in biomedical sciences or related disciplines such as data science, bioinformatics, biostatistics, etc.
  • relevant post-doctoral training
  • excellent interpersonal communication and scientific writing skills
  • strong record of research publications in reputable scientific journals
  • outstanding capability of obtaining competitive external funding

What We Offer

The initial appointment for this position will be offered on a temporary basis for 1 year or on a fixed-term basis for 2 years. For appointments on fixed terms, a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme at 15% of the basic salary will be provided. Re-appointment after the initial term will be contingent upon performance review, mutual agreement, and the availability of funding.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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 CV. The review process will commence on April 10, 2024 and will continue until April 30, 2024 (further extended to June 30, 2024), or until the position is filled, whichever comes first.

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