Research Fellow/Postdoctoral Fellow/Senior Research Assistant, Hong Kong (appointment for 24 months)

Closing date: 16 February 2020

Vacancy details


This position is part of a large-scale interdisciplinary and inter-institutional project, the One Health Poultry Hub, funded by the UK Government’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). The project involves biological and social sciences, and aims to explore the impact of the intensification of chicken production on the risk of zoonotic diseases in Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.


Design, conduct and analyse data from epidemiological field studies in Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka and Vietnam under the Project; carry out research activities for the Project and the Centre which include preparation of research and grant proposals, writing scientific papers and reports, management of research projects and laboratory; and perform any other assignments such as support of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.


A PhD/Master’s degree in Epidemiology or Veterinary Epidemiology. Strong skillset, knowledge and demonstrated experience in veterinary epidemiology; excellent communication and writing skills; being highly motivated; and the ability to work independently and in a team are required.

Candidates with a Master’s degree in veterinary epidemiology or other relevant disciplines plus 1 year’s relevant experience may be considered for appointment as Senior Research Assistant.

Candidates with a PhD and no more than 3 years’ postdoctoral experience may be considered for appointment as Postdoctoral Fellow.

Candidates with a PhD plus appropriate experience or outstanding research performance may be considered for appointment as Research Fellow.

(For enquiries, please contact dirk [dot] pfeiffer [at] cityu [dot] edu [dot] hk (Professor Dirk Pfeiffer).)

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 posts and details of how to apply are available on the City University of Hong Kong's recruitment pages. The closing date is 16 February 2020.