Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Biotechnology / Biochemistry / Cell Biology / Nutrition

Hong Kong (HK)
05 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time



Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Biotechnology / Biochemistry / Cell Biology / Nutrition / Immunology / Microbiology (several posts)

(Ref. 17042802) 

​The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is a government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong. It offers programmes at various levels including Doctorate, Master’s, and Bachelor’s degrees. It has a full-time academic staff strength of around 1,400. The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.5 billion.

The Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology is a multi-disciplinary department in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University with diversified specialties in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering and food science. The Department’s research focus is in the interdisciplinary areas of chemistry and biology. The Department has about 42 faculty members. Please visit the website at for more information about the Department. 


The appointees will be required to: 

(a) conduct lectures, practical sessions and tutorials at taught master’s and undergraduate levels in various disciplines of Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Physiology, Food and Nutrition, Immunology, Microbiology and/or related disciplines; 

(b) supervise MPhil and PhD students; 

(c) establish a vigorous research programme at the cutting edge of biotechnology, biochemistry, cell biology, food and nutrition, immunology, microbiology, and engage in other scholarly activities; 

(d) contribute to departmental and programme administration as well as curriculum development; and 

(e) perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department or his delegates. 


Applicants should: 

(a) have a PhD degree in the field of Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Food and Nutrition, Immunology, Microbiology or related disciplines;

(b) have relevant post-qualification experience in teaching and research; 

(c) have an excellent publication record in peer-reviewed international journals, especially in the areas of biotechnology, biochemistry, food and nutrition as well as other disciplines of biology; 

(d) be highly motivated and possess creative talents to develop and apply the state-of-the-art techniques in the areas of Immunology to investigate biomedical problems that are critical to the health of humans and/or domestic animals;

(e) have an established track record in obtaining external funding/research grants; and 

(f) be able to demonstrate evidence of possession of effective classroom teaching skills. 

Preference will be given to those who have an undergraduate degree in Immunology, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Physiology, Pharmacology or related disciplines. 

Remuneration and Conditions of Service 

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Initial appointment for Assistant Professor will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract. Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement. An appropriate term will be provided for appointment at Associate Professor level.  For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit the website at Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application. 


Please send a completed application form to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong or via email to Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or downloaded from If a separate curriculum vitae is to be provided, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process.  Recruitment will continue until the positions are filled.  The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at  

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