Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor (RAP)/ Research Officer (RO)/Post-Doctoral Fellow (PDF) (several posts) in the Division of Public Health Laboratory Sciences (PHLS) of the School of Public Health (Ref.: 503673), to commence as soon as possible, on a one-year temporary basis or two-year fixed-term basis for RAP and RO, or on a one-to two- year temporary basis for PDF.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree, with post-doctoral work experience in viral pathogens at biosafety level 2 (BSL-2). Experience in BSL-3 is an advantage. The appointees will participate in a well-funded research program of respiratory viral disease in WHO reference laboratories for H5N1 influenza and COVID-19. They will join a research team led by Professor Malik Peiris and Professor Leo Poon to study seasonal and pandemic influenza, MERS coronavirus and SARS-coronavirus-2 in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of virologists, epidemiologists and clinicians. They will also supervise junior research staff and postgraduate students, and write reports and papers. The appointees will be given an opportunity to develop their own research programme in viral diagnostics, epidemiology, pathogenesis, immunology or vaccinology. Enquiries about the duties of the posts should be sent to Professor Malik Peiris at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or Professor Leo Poon at email@example.com.
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 on fixed-terms will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary. For RO, housing benefits will also be provided as applicable.
The University only accepts online application for the above posts. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications will start on May 10, 2021 and continue until June 30, 2021, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.