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Research Assistant Professor in the HKU-Pasteur Research Pole

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 522746
Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Public Health (22400)
Categories: Senior Research Staff & Post-doctoral Fellow
Hong Kong

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor in the HKU-Pasteur Research Pole of the School of Public Health (Ref.: 522746), to commence as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability.

HKU-Pasteur Research Pole, a joint laboratory created as a long-term collaborative project between Institut Pasteur and the University of Hong Kong (HKU), has an exceptional record of excellence in virology and immunology research (  We are seeking talented, dynamic and highly motivated candidates to establish a new research group that will complement ongoing projects in the areas of respiratory virus infection and vector-borne viruses.  

Applicants should have a doctoral degree by research (M.D. and/or Ph.D.) obtained within 8 years.  They should have a strong track record of publications and achievements in a relevant research area with demonstrated potential for leadership.  The primary selection criterion will be scientific excellence and the perceived ability to augment the intellectual creativity, skills, and innovation potential of HKU-Pasteur Research Pole.  We are particularly interested in applicants with international experience and those who are capable of applying innovative approaches to understand virus-host interactions and T-cell immunity.  

The successful applicant will benefit from the outstanding environment of the Division of Public Health Laboratory Sciences, which has established a world-leading integrated multidisciplinary research programme on zoonotic influenza, coronaviruses and other important emerging viruses.  He/She will be able to develop close collaborations with our main international partners, including the Institut Pasteur (France) and the Pasteur Network, the Peter Doherty Institute of Infection and Immunity (Australia), the International Vaccine Center (Korea), the Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Health (PR China) and the University of Cambridge (UK).

Those who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 515486) need not re-apply.

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 the University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totaling up to 15% of basic salary.

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload the following documents in ONE SINGLE file arranged in the specified order: 

  1. A cover letter describing your most significant scientific accomplishment, future research plans and the qualifications that make you particularly well suited for this job;
  2. A curriculum vitae and publication list highlighting the most important papers with detailed bibliometric information on each publication listed, including (i) the impact factor of the journal; (ii) journal rank in category in the format of ‘the rank out of total number of journals in that specific category’, with reference to Journal Citation Reports (JCR); and (iii) authorship role ((co-)first author, (co-)corresponding author or last author);
  3. 3 letters of reference should be sent separately to

Review of applications will start on September 1, 2023 and continue until December 31, 2023, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.


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