Scientific Officer
University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Scientific Officer

The University of Hong Kong

Ref.: 500597

Work type: Full-time

Department: Department of Microbiology (20700)

Categories: Academic-related Staff
Hong Kong

Applications are invited for appointment as Scientific Officer in the Department of Microbiology (Ref.: 500597), to commence as soon as possible on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in microbiology with at least 10 years’ research experience preferably in microbiology, including 5 years’ relevant experience in managing research projects and with an excellent track record in the field.  Applicants should also have at least 5 years’ work experience in BSL-3 laboratories with experience in training and supervising junior staff.  They should have a strong background and demonstrated expertise in viral genomics, epidemiology and pathogenesis; be highly motivated and have good problem-solving skills with innovative ideas to carry out studies in the areas of emerging infectious diseases; demonstrate the ability to work independently as well as in a multidisciplinary team.  The appointee will manage and conduct research; write grant proposals and reports; mentor junior research staff and students; and contribute to other operational duties as assigned.

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 University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.  Housing benefits will also be provided as applicable.

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of applications will start on July 29, 2020 and continue until August 10, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

Advertised:Jul 15, 2020 (HK Time)

Applications close:Aug 10, 2020 (HK Time)

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