Assistant Professor in Influenza Virology

University of Hong Kong - School of Public Health

Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years. The University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and over 140 academic departments and institutes/centres. There are 28,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 2,000 members of academic and academic-related staff coming from multi-cultural backgrounds, many of whom are internationally renowned. 

Tenure-Track Non-Clinical Assistant Professor in Influenza Virology in the School of Public Health (Ref.: 201601410) 

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Non-Clinical Assistant Professor in Influenza Virology in the School of Public Health, to commence as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second fixed-term contract, subject to funding availability and performance. 

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree or equivalent, with a proven track record of high-quality research in the fields of influenza virology, pathogenesis, transmission, antivirals or vaccines. They should have evidence of success in research grant applications and international recognition in their chosen field of research.  Candidates should be capable of conducting courses at the undergraduate and Master’s level, supervising M.Phil./Ph.D. students, and contributing to the research and teaching priorities of the School.  Experience in using experimental animal models for research on influenza virus pathogenesis or transmission in Biosafety level 3 will be an advantage.  Successful applicants are expected to play a key role in enhancing the established strengths of the School in influenza virus research and to contribute to the enhancement and development of medical and health science courses in the Faculty.  Information about the School can be obtained at http://sph.hku.hk

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee’s 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 University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V. to sphhr@hku.hk. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc.  Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/Closes December 15, 2016. 

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result. 

The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency; and is committed to a Non-smoking Policy

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