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Assistant Professor in Molecular Biology / Immunology

Hong Kong (HK)
A highly competitive package will be offered
Closing date
Aug 20, 2022
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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is a government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong.  It offers programmes at various levels including Doctorate, Master’s, and Bachelor’s degrees.  It has a full-time academic staff strength of around 1,200.  The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.6 billion.


The Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology (ABCT) is a multi-disciplinary department in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) with diversified specialties in biology, biotechnology, chemistry, biochemistry, nutrition and food science.  The Department’s research focus is in the interdisciplinary areas of chemistry, biology and food science.  There are about 60 faculty members in the Department.  Please visit the website at for more information about the Department.

Assistant Professor in Molecular Biology / Immunology (Ref. 220721011)

The appointee will be required to (a) conduct independent research, develop interdisciplinary collaborations and demonstrate research accomplishments of originality and depth; (b) actively pursue external research grants, such as General Research Fund, as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator; (c) provide quality teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels; and (d) contribute to departmental service.

Applicants should (a) have a doctoral degree in related disciplines with at least three years of relevant postdoctoral experience; (b) have potential to become a leader in one or several of the research fields of biotechnology, biochemistry or drug and probiotics development, especially those related to immunology, neuroinflammation, chronic metabolic diseases and inflammatory bowel disease, etc.; (c) be able to conduct lectures, practical sessions, and tutorials at postgraduate and undergraduate levels in Molecular Biology / Biochemistry / Protein Structure / Immunology (Basic / Clinical), Clinical Microbiology (Basic / Clinical), Immunotechnology and Virology; (d) be highly proficient in written and spoken English; and (e) be able to demonstrate evidence of possession of effective classroom teaching skills.

Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Initial appointment will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.  Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.


Please submit an application through PolyU’s career website (  Consideration of applications will commence on 4 August 2022 until the position is filled.  The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

PolyU is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, family status or physical or mental disabilities.

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