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Research Fellow in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health

City University of Hong Kong
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Posted on 24 Jan 2020

Research Fellow in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health

City University of Hong Kong

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Job Description

 (Appointment for 12 months with possibility of extension)[Ref. C/R/251/03]


Project : Investigating the Use of Nanobubble Technology in Aquaculture

The overall objective of this project is to assess whether nanobubble technology can reduce the burden of pathogens on aquaculture farms during a disease outbreak and reduce the use and level of antimicrobials in the aquatic environment. This is a 3-year project which is entering the second year.


Duties : Conduct laboratory (tank-based) and field (ponds and sea cages) experiments with live fish (e.g. tilapia, grouper); supervise research assistants and PhD students; oversee the technical and financial aspects of the project, including writing of project reports to the funding agency and manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals; and perform other duties as assigned by the project Principal Investigator.


Requirements : A PhD degree in microbiology with experience in fish pathogens and demonstrated experience in operation and management of recirculating aquaculture systems. Proficiency in Putonghua is mandatory, while fluency in Cantonese is an advantage.  Good command of written and spoken English with at least one first-author publication in a peer-reviewed journal; demonstrated familiarity with research and data analysis methods; good interpersonal skills with strong sense of responsibility; and ability to work independently and proactively are required.  Preference will be given to candidates with background in water quality data analysis, molecular biological techniques and international experience.


Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a written test.


Salary and Conditions of Service

Salary offered will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Fringe benefits include leave, medical and dental consultations at the campus clinic.


Information and Application

Further information on the post and the University is available at and, or from the Human Resources Office, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong [Fax: (852) 2788 1154 or (852) 3442 0311].


To apply, please submit an online application at  The closing date is 

23 February 2020.  Applications will receive full consideration and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.  The University’s privacy policy is available on the homepage.


City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to the principle of diversity. Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.

Worldwide recognition ranking 52nd, and 4th among top 50 universities under age 50 (QS survey 2020); 1st in Engineering/Technology/Computer Sciences in Hong Kong (ARWU survey 2016); and 2nd Business School in Asia-Pacific region (UT Dallas survey 2017).




Additional Information

Career Level
Entry Level
Years of Experience
1 year
Employment Type
Full Time

Company Overview

City University of Hong Kong is a dynamic, fast-growing university that is pursuing excellence in research and professional education. As a publicly-funded institution, the University is committed to nurturing and developing students’ talents and creating applicable knowledge to support social and economic advancement.


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