Research Assistant Professor University of Hong Kong School of Public Health Hong Kong

Research Assistant Professor

Ref.: 494411
Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Public Health (22400)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health (Ref.: 494411), to commence as soon as possible on a two- to three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance.


Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in infectious disease epidemiology, data sciences, or a related discipline. They should have proven capacity in research, solid research experience in communicable and/or non-communicable disease modelling, and a track record of high-quality impactful research indicated by publication record and external grants. The appointee will work on mathematical and statistical modeling of a wide range of diseases such as influenza, hand-foot-and-mouth disease, HPV, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer and breast cancer.  He/She will help supervise the junior research staff and students in the group; develop his/her own research programme; write scientific publications, grant proposals and reports; provide teaching support to postgraduate or undergraduate programmes; and perform other duties as assigned.  Information about the School can be obtained at  Enquiries about the duties of the post should be sent to Professor Joseph Wu 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 application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of application will start on April 25, 2019 and continue until May 9, 2019, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.  


Advertised: Apr 11, 2019 (HK Time)

Applications close: May 9, 2019 (HK Time)

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