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Faculty Positions in Data Science and Synthetic Biology

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong (HK)
Closing date
Jan 7, 2022

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Teaching-Graduate, Teaching-Undergraduate
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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Job Title:  Faculty Positions in Data Science and Synthetic Biology

Department:     Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Job ID:     6765

Job Posting Details

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) at HKUST achieved the highest overall rating of 4-star (world-leading research) category in the recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2020) in the areas of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering in Hong Kong.  To strengthen the strategic areas of the Department, we are now inviting applications for substantiation-track faculty positions at all ranks (Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor) in the areas of i) data-driven approaches for chemical engineering and materials science and ii) synthetic biology & biomolecular engineering.  Exceptional candidates in chemical & biological engineering related areas might also be considered.

Applicants should have a PhD degree in chemical engineering, bioengineering or a closely related field.  Successful candidates are expected to develop strong, independent and innovative programs of externally sponsored research; teach effectively in chemical and/or biological engineering courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and participate in services of the Department, the School and the University.

Details about the Department and its current research activities are available at For further information about the School of Engineering and the University, please visit and respectively.

Salary is highly competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Fringe benefits include annual leave, medical and dental benefits.  Housing benefits will also be provided where applicable. Appointment for Professor will be on substantive basis. Initial appointment for Assistant Professor/Associate Professor will normally be on a 3-year contract, renewable subject to mutual agreement.  A gratuity will be payable upon successful completion of contract.  Strong candidates applying for an Associate Professor position may also be considered for appointment on substantive basis.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates are invited to upload a full curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching, and three reference letters (to be submitted online by the referees through the site) via this link:  Applications received by 15 December 2021 will be reviewed with priority.

For enquiries, please send them to  Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

(Information provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes only.)

HKUST is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to our core values of inclusiveness, diversity, and respect.

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