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Post-doctoral Fellow

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 513730
Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Public Health (22400)
Categories: Academic-related Staff
Hong Kong

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the Division of Kinesiology of the School of Public Health (Ref: 513730), to commence as soon as possible for two to three years, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in epidemiology, kinesiology, exercise science, public health, or related disciplines. They should have a strong sense of responsibility and commitment, and good interpersonal, organizational, communication and time management skills. They should be highly motivated, attentive to details, and able to work independently and collaboratively.

The appointee will utilize data from large-scale prospective cohorts (e.g. UK Biobank) to explore the relationships of genetic risk, and physical activity/fitness/sedentary behaviour with the risk of developing common chronic diseases. He/She will publish research findings in top-tier journals in the fields of medicine, public health, epidemiology or kinesiology; liaise with clinicians, genetic epidemiologists, behavioural epidemiologists, statisticians, psychologists and other professionals; assist in research grant applications; and/or lead clinical trials to determine the effects of genetic risk communication and wearables on behavioural change. Enquiries about the duties of the post should be sent to Dr. Youngwon Kim at youngwon.kim@hku.hk.

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 application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications will start on May 19, 2022 and continue until July 31, 2022, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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