Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the HKU-Pasteur Research Pole of the School of Public Health (Ref.: 503788), to commence as soon as possible for one to two years, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in epidemiology, computational biology, virology, microbiology, antimicrobial resistance, genomics, bioinformatics, biostatistics or a related discipline. Preference will be given to those with a strong background in phylogenetics, population genetics, microbial evolution, or epidemiology. They should have experience in next-generation sequence analysis using programming languages such as R or python. They should have a good command of written and spoken English, strong communication skills, and a demonstrated record of publishing academic research papers. They should be organized, highly motivated, and able to work independently as well as in an interdisciplinary team.
The appointee will join Dr. Dhanasekaran’s research team to study the molecular epidemiology and evolution of infectious diseases. He/She will analyse genomic data from surveillance activities, linking clinical, epidemiological and genomic data for prediction of disease severity, transmission modelling and comparative genomic evolution in a phylodynamic framework. He/She will contribute to the design and implementation of virus surveillance and genome sequencing projects in collaboration with international experts in the field.
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 applications for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications will start on May 12, 2021 and continue until July 31, 2021, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.