University of Hong Kong

Research Assistant Professor - 525877

University of Hong Kong

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong

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Ref.: 525877

Work type: Full-time

Department: Department of Ophthalmology, School of Clinical Medicine (22300)

Categories: Senior Research Staff & Post-doctoral Fellow

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, School of Clinical Medicine (Ref.: 525877), to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree preferably in biomedical sciences, bioengineering, biological sciences, or a related discipline, with experience in single-cell transcriptome analysis, molecular biology, tissue cell culture, confocal/fluorescent microscopy, and animal experiments (e.g. mouse handling, electroretinography, tissue dissection/processing/sectioning, immunohistochemical staining, RNA/DNA extraction/processing, qPCR, protein extraction, western blots, and cell culture techniques). Previous research work experience in ophthalmology/visual science-related translational research, particularly in relation to drug delivery and pharmaceutics, will be desirable. They should also have a strong sense of responsibility and self-motivation, an excellent command of written and spoken English, good interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to multi-task and work independently and collaboratively as a team.

The appointee will be involved in research projects related to the development of novel pharmacological treatments for ocular diseases and investigations in neuroregeneration and neuroprotection. 

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 the following documents:

A cover letter describing your most significant scientific accomplishment, the qualifications that make you particularly well suited for this job, and your future work plan;

A curriculum vitae and publication list highlighting the most important papers with detailed bibliometric information on each publication listed, including (i) the impact factor of the journal; (ii) journal rank in category in the format of ‘the rank out of total number of journals in that specific category’, with reference to Journal Citation Reports (JCR); and (iii) authorship role ((co-)first author, (co-)corresponding author or last author); and

Two reference letters

Review of applications will start from April 2, 2024 and continue until April 18, 2024, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

Advertised:Mar 22, 2024 (HK Time)

Applications close:Apr 18, 2024 (HK Time)

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