THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Tenure-Track Non-Clinical Professor/Associate Professor in Antimicrobial Resistance 

Location
Hong Kong (HK)
Posted
30 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Tenure-Track Non-Clinical Professor/Associate Professor in Antimicrobial Resistance
 
Ref.  : 201701318

Department  : School of Public Health
 
Closing Date  : January 31, 2018 

Applications are invited for appointments as Tenure-Track Non-Clinical Professor/Associate Professor in Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in the School of Public Health, to commence as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract. 

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in epidemiology or in a field relevant to the study of AMR; or a medical qualification registrable with the Medical Council of Hong Kong.  Extensive experience in designing, conducting and analyzing epidemiological field studies and in coordinating a large-scale epidemiological studies would be an advantage. Applicants are expected to have a track record of conducting high-quality research and authoring publications, including those related to AMR; a distinguished record of scholarship; and demonstrated leadership and significant experience in building and conducting international collaborative projects. Applicants are also expected to have a strong track record of supervising and mentoring early career researchers and research students. Candidates with the experience of having successfully developed and submitting research grants and having worked effectively with major international partners and funding agencies; interacting effectively across multiple sectors such as health, agriculture and the environment; and experience with establishing and managing studies involving colleagues with different disciplinary backgrounds may be favourably considered. 

The appointee will play a major role in developing and leading an interdisciplinary collaborative research programme on antimicrobial resistance within the School of Public Health’s WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control under the direction of Professor Keiji Fukuda, Clinical Professor and former Assistant Director-General for Health Security and Special Representative for Antimicrobial Resistance, World Health Organization. The programme will address multiple dimensions of AMR including genetic, biological, individual and social level mechanisms and factors contributing to the increase and spread of antimicrobial resistance; policy and other options for control; interactions promoting AMR at the animal-human interface; and cross-disciplinary research with applications of metagenomics, bioinformatics and big data approaches in quantifying transmission of resistance. There will be extensive interaction and liaison with major organizations and funding bodies, located both locally and overseas.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V. to the School at sphhr@hku.hk.  Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc.  Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/.  Review of applications will start on November 13, 2017 and continue until January 31, 2018, or until the post is filled, whichever is the earlier.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.