Ref.: 201800323
Posting Title: Research Assistant Professor
Department: Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy
Closing Date: June 30, 2018
 

 

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy, to commence as soon as possible, on a two- to three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in molecular pharmacology, biomedical science, or related disciplines.  They should demonstrate a deep understanding and knowledge of vascular biology and/or ageing, with excellent track records in molecular research and animal experimental pathophysiology.  They should also be organized, self-motivated and able to work independently as well as in a team.  The appointee will work in a well-established group, and is expected to perform high-impact research related to the pathogenesis of vascular ageing and function/regulation of the longevity regulator (SIRT1).  He/She will use various approaches to explore novel therapeutic targets with translational implications for cardiovascular diseases.  Enquiries about the post should be made to the Department of Pharmacology & Pharmacy at yuwanghk@hku.hk.

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. 

Applicants should send a completed application form, an up-to-date C.V., research statement, and at least three reference letters to the Department at iwcwong@hku.hk.  Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hr.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc.  Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/.  Review of applications will start on May 4, 2018 and continue until June 30, 2018, or 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.