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Research Assistant Professor in Immunometabolism and Metabolic Medicine

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 522915
Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine (20600)
Categories: Senior Research Staff & Post-doctoral Fellow
Hong Kong

Research Assistant Professor in Immunometabolism and Metabolic Medicine in the Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine (Ref.: 522915)

We now invite applications for the captioned post.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • work on a research project to characterize heterogeneity of adipose tissues and to identify secretory factors involved in conversion of white adipocytes to brown adipocytes
  • details of our research program can be found at


  • a Ph.D. degree, preferably with experience in adipose biology, immunology, multi-omics and/or manipulation of genetically-modified mice
  • demonstrated evidence of high-quality research as indicated by publication record
  • excellent project management skills
  • ability to work independently and under pressure
  • a strong sense of responsibility and self-motivation
  • good coordination, problem-solving, communication and interpersonal skills

Enquiries about the post should be sent to


What We Offer

The appointment will commence as soon as possible on a 1-year temporary basis or 2- to 3-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. The appointment on fixed terms will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme at 15% of basic salary. Other benefits include annual leave, medical benefits and free access to on-campus gyms and libraries.

Those who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 520191) need not re-apply.


How to Apply

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online at the University‚Äôs Careers site ( and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of applications will start from September 15, 2023 and continue until December 31, 2023, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.


The University is an equal opportunities employer and
is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency

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