Tenure-track Professoriate Positions in Chemical Biology in the Department of Chemistry

Hong Kong University
June 30, 2024
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Tenure-track Professoriate Positions in Chemical Biology in the Department

of Chemistry

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 526586 Work type: Full-time Department: Department of Chemistry (25200) Categories: Professional & Management Hong Kong

Tenure-track Professoriate Positions in Chemical Biology in the Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at The University of Hong Kong is proud to be ranked No. 1 among all Chemistry departments in the Hong Kong Research Assessment Exercise. Achieved through outstanding research and high-quality teaching, the Department is dedicated to maintaining our excellence as a leading department in the field, both regionally and globally. As part of our ongoing strategic development, we are offering positions to outstanding academics with a strong publication record, innovative research ideas, and a passion for teaching and mentorship to join our esteemed professoriate team. More information about the Department can be found at https: // chemistry.hku.hk.

The Positions

We now invite applications for appointment as Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in strategic research areas of Chemical Biology, including but not limited to :

  • Chemoproteomics
  • Chemical biology of nucleic acids
  • Chemical biology of proteins and other biomacromolecules
  • Chemical genetics and epigenetics
  • Molecular probes and bioimaging
  • Synthetic biology
  • Bio-catalysis
  • Medicinal chemical biology and drug discovery
  • Chemical biology of inorganic/metallo-compounds
  • AI in chemical biology
  • Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct high-quality research in the field
  • Publish research findings in reputable scientific journals and present research at conferences
  • Secure external funding through grant applications and actively participate in collaborative research projects
  • Teach and mentor undergraduate and postgraduate students in Chemistry courses
  • Contribute to academic and administrative duties of the Department
  • Requirements

  • A Ph.D. in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Materials Science, or a relevant field
  • A strong publication record in top and leading scientific journals
  • Experience in securing external research funding and engaging in collaborative research projects is preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Outstanding teaching skills in a wide range of topics, including but not limited to Introductory Organic Chemistry, Physical Organic Chemistry, Advanced Organic Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Biochemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, and Spectroscopy of Organic Molecules
  • Commitment to delivering high-quality and mentoring to students
  • Complementary expertise with the Department's existing strengths and focus on Materials Science, Chemical Biology, Spectroscopy, and Synthetic Chemistry
  • What We Offer

    The appointment will be made on fixed-term full-time contract for 3 years initially with the possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure before the expiry of the second 3-year fixed-term contract. Exceptionally outstanding candidates at Professor/Associate Professor level may be considered for appointment on tenure terms subject to approval.

    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, totaling up to 15% of basic salary. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable. A start-up package that is commensurate with the needs and experience of the appointee will be provided.

    How to Apply

    The University only accepts online application for the above posts. Applicants should apply online and upload a covering letter, an up-to-date C.V. (including a list of publications), a teaching statement (maximum 2 pages), a research statement outlining current and future of research plans and interests, and contact information of at least three referees. It is important to note that at least one of the referees should be able to comment, amongst other things, on the applicant's research ability and his/her contribution to teaching or research in his/her department, while the remaining two should have knowledge of his/her recent academic or employment experience. Review of applications will start as soon as possible, and applicants are encouraged to apply by June 30, 2024 for early consideration. The search will continue until the posts are filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview.

    Advertised: May 9, 2024 (HK Time) Applications close: Jun 30, 2024 (HK Time)

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