Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Antimicrobial Resistance (several posts)

University of Hong Kong - School of Public Health

Applications are invited for appointments as Tenure-Track Non-Clinical Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Antimicrobial Resistance 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 three-year fixed-term contract. 

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in the field of public health, epidemiology, immunology, microbiology, veterinary sciences, health economics, or a related discipline; or a medical qualification registrable with the Medical Council of Hong Kong and with a postgraduate qualification in public health medicine or its equivalent.  They are expected to have a track record of high-quality impactful research as indicated by publication record and external grants.  They should also demonstrate a strong commitment to and evidence of excellence in teaching in medical and health sciences.  Applicants at the level of Professor/Associate Professor should have achieved an international standing, a distinguished record of scholarship with demonstrated leadership in the discipline, as well as significant experience in capacity building, supervising and mentoring early career researchers and research students. Those who possess cross-sectoral experience (e.g. One Health; emergence of antimicrobial resistance in domestic animals, wild-life or environment), are conversant with using NextGen sequencing technologies/application of bioinformatics in analyzing global health threats, have demonstrated capacity in high-level epidemiological/modelling analyses or significant laboratory experience, may be favourably considered. 

The appointees will play major roles in developing and leading an interdisciplinary collaborative research programme on antimicrobial resistance under our WHO Collaborating Centre.  The programme will have multiple dimensions including the mechanisms and factors contributing to the growth in antimicrobial resistance; options for control; the role of the animal-human interface; and cross-disciplinary research with applications of bioinformatics and big data approaches in quantifying transmission of resistance.  Information about the School can be obtained at http://sph.hku.hk/en/

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee’s qualifications and experience will be offered.  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.  The appointments will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary, as well as annual leave, and medical benefits.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable. 

Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V. to medhr1@hku.hk. Please indicate clearly at which level they wish to be considered for.  Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc and further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/Closes January 6, 2017.  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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