Research Assistant Professor

Hong Kong Institute of Diabetes and Obesity, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Job Location
Hong Kong S.A.R., China

Salary will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package, including medical care, plus a contract-end gratuity for an appointment of two years or longer and housing benefits for eligible appointee.

The terms mentioned herein are for reference only and are subject to revision by the University.

Job Description

The Institute is led by a multidisciplinary team consisting of clinicians, basic scientists, epidemiologists, molecular biologists, statisticians, bioinformatists and computer scientists. The team employs a multi-omic approach to examine (epi)genotype-phenotype correlations and their regulation using well characterized registries, cohorts and biobanks.

The Institute is looking for an enthusiastic and independent researcher to join this collective effort to understand the causality of diabetes and its complications for the development of innovative and personalized solutions.


Applicants should have (i) a PhD degree or equivalent in computer science, bioinformatics, biotechnology, biostatistics, genetics, molecular biology; (ii) a proven track record in obtaining research grants and publishing academic journals in bioinformatics and genomics; and (iii) experience in conducting scientific research including high-throughput sequence data processing and analysis with strong commitment.

The appointee will be working closely with other senior academic staff with expertise in computational biology to develop automatic pipelines for analysis workflows and to lead a team of fellows and students for research excellence.

Appointment will initially be made on contract basis for up to three years commencing as soon as possible, renewable subject to mutual agreement.

How to Apply

Application forms are obtainable
(a) at; or
(b) in person/by mail with a stamped, self-addressed envelope from the Personnel Office, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong.

Please send the completed application form and/or full curriculum vitae, together with copies of qualification documents, a publication list and/or abstracts of selected published papers, and names, addresses and fax numbers/e-mail addresses of three referees to whom the applicants’ consent has been given for their providing references (unless otherwise specified), to the Personnel Office by post or by fax to (852) 3942 0947 by the closing date.

Please quote the reference number and mark 'Application - Confidential' on cover. The Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request.

About Our Organization

The Hong Kong Institute of Diabetes and Obesity is an education and research institute established at The Chinese University of Hong Kong in March 2005. With a mission to prevent, control, and cure of diabetes and its co-morbidities through innovation and education, HKIDO aspires to translate basic sciences and clinical research into the enhancement of human health and professional capacity.

Since then, HKIDO has been providing the following six programmes at CUHK (with quotable qualification of the Medical Council of Hong Kong):

- Master of Science in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
- Professional Diploma in General Endocrinology and Metabolism
- Basic Course in General Endocrinology and Metabolism 
- Professional Diploma in Diabetes Management and Education
- Basic Course in Diabetes Management and Education
- Certificate Course in Obesity and Weight Management

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