Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor (RAP)/Post-doctoral Fellow (PDF) in Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Public Health (Ref.: 504420), to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis for RAP or on a two-year temporary basis for PDF, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.
Applicants should possess a doctoral degree by research (Ph.D., D.Sc., Dr.P.H. or equivalent) in epidemiology, microbiology, bioinformatics, bio-mathematics/statistics or related disciplines. They should have strong expertise in infectious disease epidemiology, using statistical or mathematical approaches to analyse antimicrobial resistance dynamics; excellent written and oral communication skills; and the ability to work independently and in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team. Relevant post-doctoral work experience in the analysis of phenotypic and genotypic antimicrobial resistance data, and an excellent track record of publications and grants would be advantages.
The appointee will conduct infectious disease epidemiological research with a focus on antimicrobial resistance. He/She will develop research programs independently; write scientific publications, grant proposals and reports; supervise junior research staff and students; and assist in general administrative, operational and other duties as assigned. There will be opportunities for participation in teaching programmes. Information about the School can be obtained at http://sph.hku.hk/index.php.
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. For RAP, the appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.
The University only accepts online applications for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications will start on July 26, 2021 and continue until October 31, 2021, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.