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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 502368
Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Microbiology (20700)
Categories: Professoriate Staff
Hong Kong

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology (Ref.: 502368), 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, subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess (i) a Ph.D. degree in a related discipline in biological or biomedical sciences; (ii) experience and expertise in research areas including virology, virus-host interaction, human infectious diseases, and biosafety level 3 human pathogens such as avian influenza viruses and coronaviruses; (iii) a demonstrated capability to establish human organoids for multi-disciplinary research initiatives; and (iv) a strong track record of high-quality research as indicated by publication records and external competitive grants awarded.  The appointee is expected to work independently as well as with other team members in the Department; manage on-going research projects on emerging infectious diseases; and consistently publish original research articles in high-impact journals and obtain external competitive grants. He/She will also participate in teaching and contribute to the enhancement of medical and healthcare-related courses.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.  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.

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. and at least 2 reference letters.  Review of applications will start on October 30, 2020 and continue until November 13, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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