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Research Assistant Professor in Epidemiology in the School of Public Health (Ref.: 201401396)
Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor in Epidemiology in the School of Public Health, to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree on epidemiological research. Preference will be given to those with a strong track record of publications and relevant experience including post-doctoral training and deep involvement in large cohort studies. The appointee will join several research teams including the Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study Project and the Theme-Based Research Scheme Project on Personalized Medicine for Cardiovascular Diseases: From Genomic Testing and Biomarkers to Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Platform as led by the School of Public Health and the Department of Medicine respectively. He/She will also be involved in all research processes, including inter alia, grant applications, research planning and implementation, supervision of junior research staff and postgraduate students, data analysis, report and paper writing, and to develop his/her own research programme. Frequent travelling to and working in Guangzhou is needed. Information about the School of Public Health and the Department of Medicine can be obtained at http://sph.hku.hk/index.php and http://www.medic.hku.hk/ respectively.
A globally competitive remuneration package 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 University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.
Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V. to email@example.com. 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 January 31, 2015.
The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only shortlisted applicants will be notified of the application result.