Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Research Assistant Professor Position in Bioinformatics, The University of HK

Research Assistant Professor Opening


Department of Computer Science, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

The bioinformatics research group

Opening for Research Assistant Professor


Applications are invited for an opening at the level of Research Assistant Professor (RAP) in bioinformatics. Successful applicants will

join the bioinformatics research group and conduct research in topics related to computational biology and bioinformatics. The positions are initially for one year, but renewable up to three years depending on the applicant's performance. The starting salary is about HK$516,720 (approximately US$66,000) for 12 months. Annual leave and medical benefits will also be available.


Candidates are expected to hold a PhD degree in a relevant discipline at the time of taking up the position and have proven record of outstanding research in a related area. Proven records of successful grant applications will be an advantage. Note that RAP posts are created specifically to bring new impetus and vigour to the University's research enterprise. The main focus of an RAP's duty is on research. However, RAPs may be assigned some teaching duties, up to 50% of the normal teaching load depending on the need of the department and the direct supervisor(s). Applicants applying to the RAP position may be considered for the PDF position if so indicated in their applications.


Applicants should provide a CV, future research plan, and the names of three references. The application should be addressed to Prof. Francis Chin (chin@cs.hku.hk) and Dr SM Yiu (smyiu@cs.hku.hk). For more information about the applications, please contact them directly.


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates who are not contacted within 3 months after they submit their applications may consider their applications unsuccessful.