Research Assistant Professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
10 Nov 2023
31 Dec 2023
523730
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Public Health (22400)
Categories: Senior Research Staff & Post-doctoral Fellow

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics of the School of Public Health (Ref.: 523730), to commence as soon as possible on a one-year temporary basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in epidemiology, biostatistics or related disciplines, with post-doctoral research experience. They should have strong expertise in non-communicable diseases research, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work independently and in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team. Previous experience with longitudinal cohort studies is required. An excellent record of publications and/or grants, research experience in genomics/metabolomics, and track record in successful externally competitive grant applications and knowledge on genetic analyses (e.g. Mendelian randomization) would be advantages.

The appointee will conduct epidemiological research with a focus on different domains of omics (e.g. metabolomics, and microbiome) relevant to non-communicable diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, and respiratory diseases.   He/She will develop research programmes independently; write scientific publications, grant proposals and reports; supervise junior research staff and students; and assist in administrative, operational and other duties as assigned. There will be opportunities for participating in the teaching of epidemiology courses. Information about the School can be obtained at http://sph.hku.hk. Enquiries on the duties of the post should be sent to Dr. Ryan Au Yeung at ayslryan@hku.hk.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date CV.  Review of applications will start on November 22, 2023 and continue until December 31, 2023, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.