Computational Medicine Lab - Chair Professor/Professor of Practice/Professor/Associate Professor/ Assistant Professor

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Hong Kong Baptist University

Hong Kong

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Role Managed by:

Kieran Pollentine

Research Associate

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Salary & Benefits: Commensurate upon experience


Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), ranked 264 globally in the QS World University Rankings (QSWUR2021) and top 75 in THE Asia University Rankings (2020), has defined six interdisciplinary research laboratories to enable academics from different backgrounds to work together on common sets of problems and to contribute to the positioning of this dynamic and globally oriented University as a research-led liberal arts institution of worldwide significance. 

Details of the six interdisciplinary research labs can be found on the HKBU Research website . 

HKBU is the first institution funded by the HKSAR Government to offer both Chinese medicine and pharmacy in Chinese medicine programmes in Hong Kong.  HKBU is building the Computational Medicine Laboratory (CML) for health and drug discovery research.  

Data-driven medicine research will benefit from computational approaches and artificial intelligence.   For example, in modern Chinese medicine study, the herbal formula and Chinese medicine syndrome classification need an “interpretable” model to demonstrate new biomedical discovery.  Focused on the School of Chinese Medicine in HKBU, the CML aims to utilise computational approaches to address a broad range of problems related to novel diagnostics and therapeutics in modern medical research and drug discovery. 

The Role

We are recruiting four first-class scholars who are committed to contributing to the building of the CML as a sustainable research hub.  As the first computational medicine research hub in the region, our location in Hong Kong enables us to enjoy and benefit from the University’s close and long-standing connections with academic, corporate and public partners in mainland China and the world.

Expertise in one or more of the following application areas would be an advantage:

  • Bioinformatics and precision Chinese medicine
  • Application of cheminformatics in drug discovery
  • System pharmacology in herbal formula and/or drug combinations
  • Artificial intelligence in medicine clinical research

Colleagues recruited will have access to seed money and appropriate research facilities/support, as well as a generous array of competitive research funding from Hong Kong’s Research Grants Council, the Innovation and Technology Commission, and other external sources.

The Ideal Candidate

Interested candidates should have relevant expertise, a proven research record, and the readiness to contribute to an interdisciplinary research team.  They should be talented, motivated and committed to the Lab to make it a sustainable research hub. 

Appointment Terms

The above positions are on tenure-track with initial appointment on three-year fixed-term contracts.  Re-appointments thereafter will be subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding.  Tenured appointments, if applicable, are expected to be attained within six years.  Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

How to Apply

HKBU will be supported in this appointment process by the executive search firm Perrett Laver. Applicants are invited to submit their applications which should include the following:

  • a cover letter
  • an up-to-date CV

You may apply, or download further information about the role via this page.

Initial enquiries and requests for information may be directed in confidence to Mr. Kieran Pollentine by email via this page. Review of applications is on-going and will continue until the positions are filled.

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