Research Assistant Professor
The University of Hong Kong
Apply now Ref.: 508977
Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Public Health (22400)
Categories: Academic-related Staff
Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor
(RAP) in Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Public Health
(Ref.: 508977), to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term
basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.
Applicants should possess a doctoral degree by research (Ph.D., D.Sc.,
Dr.P.H. or equivalent) in epidemiology, biostatistics, medicine, or related
disciplines. They should have strong expertise in infectious disease
epidemiology demonstrated by a strong track record in influenza and COVID-19
research; excellent written and oral communication skills; and the ability to
work independently and in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team.
Relevant work experience in infectious disease epidemiology, and an excellent
record of publications and grants would be advantages.
The appointee will conduct epidemiological research with a focus on generating
data on COVID-19 epidemiology and control to support evidence-based policies.
He/She will develop research programs independently; write scientific
publications, grant proposals and reports; supervise junior research staff and
students; and assist in administrative, operational and other duties as
assigned. There will be opportunities for participation in teaching
programmes. Information about the School can be obtained at
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.
The University only accepts online applications for the above post. Applicants
should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications will
start on December 7, 2021 and continue until January 31, 2022 , or
until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.
Advertised: Nov 23, 2021 (HK Time)
Applications close: Jan 31, 2022 (HK Time)