Assistant Professor in Toxicology and Environmental Health-The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Assistant Professor in Toxicology and Environmental Health-The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

23 April, 2016

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 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 consolidated expenditure budget of the University is close to HK$6.6 billion (US$845 million) per year.


The Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology is a multi-disciplinary department in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University with diversified specialties in biology, , biochemistry, chemical and food science. The Department’s research focus is in the interdisciplinary areas of chemistry and biology. The Department has about 42 members. Please visit the website at for more information about the Department.

Assistant Professor in Toxicology and Health

The appointee will be required to (a) conduct lectures, practical sessions and tutorials at taught master’s and undergraduate levels in Toxicology, Environmental Toxicology, Food Safety, Environmental Health, Physiology and/or related disciplines; (b) supervise MPhil and PhD students; © establish a vigorous research programme at the cutting edge of toxicology, environmental health and toxicology, food safety and/or related disciplines and engage in other scholarly activities; and (d) contribute to departmental and programme administration as well as curriculum development.

Applicants should (a) have a PhD degree in Toxicology, Environmental Toxicology, Food Safety or related areas with particular background and interest in investigating pathogenesis and detection, preferably with a Bachelor’s degree in the field of Toxicology, Environmental Sciences, Microbiology, , Food Safety or related disciplines; (b) have relevant post-qualification experience in teaching and research; © have an excellent publication record in peer-reviewed international journals, especially in the areas of toxicology, environmental toxicology and health, environmental , exposure science, risk assessment, global health, food safety, pathogenesis and detection; (d) be highly motivated and possess creative talents to develop and apply the state-of-the-art techniques in the areas of toxicology, environmental toxicology, food safety and sustainability; (e) have an established track record in obtaining external funding/research grants; and (f) be able to demonstrate evidence of possession of effective classroom teaching skills.

Preference will be given to those have an undergraduate degree in Toxicology, Environmental Sciences, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Food Safety or related disciplines.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service
A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered. Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract. Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement. Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.

Please submit application form via email to; by fax at (852) 2764 3374; or by mail toHuman Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong. If you would like to provide a separate curriculum vitae, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process. Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or downloaded from The closing date for application is Friday, 13 May 2016. Applicants who are not invited to an interview within two months of the closing date should consider their applications unsuccessful. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

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