Teaching and Research Division

Research Assistant Professor (Neurodegenerative Diseases) (PR0251/19-20)

The appointee will conduct independent research in the following areas: (a) neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson’s disease (PD) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD); (b) the roles of autophagy dysfunction and lysosome biogenesis in the neurodegenerative diseases; and (c) Chinese medicine for prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases; and (d) molecular targets for drug discovery from Chinese medicine for neurodegenerative diseases. The appointee will also be responsible for managing laboratory, supervising postgraduate students and writing research articles and proposals. In addition, he/she will take up some teaching duties in the areas of Pharmacology or Life Science.

Applicant should possess a PhD degree in Pharmacology of Chinese Medicine or Biomedical Sciences with two years of postdoctoral experience in the above areas. The appointee should have a very strong research track record in the above-mentioned research areas. Training background in neurodegenerative diseases, pharmacology, cell biology (including autophagy), molecular biology and brain slice electrophysiology will be an added advantage.

Initial appointment will be offered on a fixed-term contract of one year. Re-appointment thereafter will be subject to performance review, mutual agreement and availability of funding.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System ( Applicants are requested to send in samples of publications, preferably three best ones out of their most recent publications. Applicants should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference, with PR number (stated above) quoted on the letters, to the Personnel Office (email: direct. Applicants not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works will be disposed of after completion of the recruitment exercise. Details of the University's Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions applicable at the time of offer.

Closing date: 15 February 2020

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