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ID#:Ref: RF-2007/2008-99    Posted: 8 Mar 2011
Assistant Professor (Non-clinical)
Type of Position: Full-time    Duration:Fixed Term
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Deadline: 1 Jan 2038
The University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Medicine, AIDS Institute
The AIDS Institute of the University of Hong Kong was established in November 2007 to take HKU in a new strategic direction in fighting this global epidemic and help to make it a leader in the region in AIDS research, education and prevention. Scientists at the AIDS Institute are fully committed to conducting basic and applied research that facilitates the understanding of AIDS pathogenesis and the development of effective AIDS vaccines. Activities in the Institute include: basic research to examine the virological and immunological mechanisms underlying HIV pathogenesis; new conception, design, preparation and laboratory testing of vaccine candidates for HIV and other infectious diseases; and monitoring the evolution of HIV epidemic in Hong Kong and in the region.
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Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree, an excellent record of research accomplishments, ability to direct innovative independent research, competitive funding potential, and a commitment to high quality teaching.  Applicants must have at least 3 years post-doctoral training and a record of publications demonstrating excellence in research and potential for obtaining extramural grant funding. 

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered.  The appointment will be made on a fixed-term basis and will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.


Further particulars and application forms (152/708) can be obtained at or from the Appointments Unit (Senior), Human Resource Section, Registry, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (fax: (852) 2540 6735 or 2559 2058 or Skype: 2559 2058,       e-mail:  Applicants should indicate clearly the post (preferably with reference number) for which they wish to be considered for.  Completed application form with a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and future plans, and three reference letters should be sent to: AIDS Institute, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong (e-mail:; fax: (852) 2817 7805).  Candidates who are not contacted within three months upon submission of applications may consider their applications unsuccessful.