Post-doctoral Fellow in Built Environment and Infectious Disease Modelling Working in the Health High Density Cities Lab

Hong Kong University

Hong Kong

October 7, 2022


Post-doctoral Fellow in Built Environment and Infectious Disease Modelling

Working in the Health High Density Cities Lab

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 516505 Work type: Full-time Department: Department of Urban Planning and Design (01300) Categories: Academic-related Staff Hong Kong

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the Built Environment and Infectious Disease Modelling Working in the Health High Density Cities Lab in the Faculty of Architecture (Ref.: 516505), to commence as soon as possible for two years.

Applicants could come from either a public health, spatial epidemiology or infectious disease background, and be willing to develop skills in architectural performance modelling; or from building-scale modelling background with proven urban health research experience, and be willing to develop infectious diseases modelling skills. Whatever the discipline, applicants should have a Ph.D. degree with a proven track record of original contributions in the rapidly growing cross-disciplinary field of healthy cities research with a demonstrable contribution to a significant body of knowledge within this field. They should possess appropriate programming skills in statistical/mathematical modeling and GIS skills to analyse large complex datasets, and perform other duties as assigned. They should also possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and have experience in collaborative research and knowledge sharing, with the ability to work independently as well as in a multidisciplinary team. Prior experience in COVID-19 modelling in micro and macroscale urban setting (building and neighbourhood scale) with mathematical/statistical and spatial modelling skills would be an advantage. Agent-based modelling experience may also be an advantage.

The appointee will work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary research team to study building-scale and neighbourhood-scale modelling of infectious disease transmission in very high-density Hong Kong settings. He/She will work semi-independently under the supervision and mentorship of senior academic staff, and will have opportunities to present and publish their research findings to the peers. He/She will contribute to a project team that spans the Faculty of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Medicine, and report directly to Professor Chris Webster and Dr. Chinmoy Sarkar.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications will start from September 30, 2022 and continue until October 7, 2022 , or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

Advertised: Sep 8, 2022 (HK Time) Applications close: Oct 7, 2022 (HK Time)

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