The University of Hong Kong
Apply now Ref.: 508281
Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Social Work and Social Administration (30300)
Categories: Academic-related Staff
Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the
Department of Social Work and Social Administration (Ref.: 508281), to
commence as soon as possible for two to three years, with the possibility of
renewal subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree with multi-disciplinary education
background, for example, in engineering, computer science, social sciences,
statistics, communication or other related disciplines. Those with research
experience in gerontechnology and/or applying technology solutions to studies
are preferred. They should demonstrate strong competency in IT and/or
application, experimental design, data analysis, and have a good command of
written and spoken English and Chinese.
The Principal Investigator is leading a research focusing on humanizing and
ergonomics in gerontechnology among older adults and their family caregivers.
The appointee will contribute to strengthening the University's strategically
oriented research themes on Health Tech, Intelligence, and Sustainable
Society, and the Faculty's focus on Cities 2050 and Mental Wellness. In
particular, he/she is expected to contribute to innovative scholarship in
humanizing and ergonomics in gerontechnology, such as user-centric approach,
technology acceptance, etc, in multi-disciplinary research projects. The
appointee will assist the Principal Investigator in publication, preparing
research proposal, managing and monitoring the project implementation;
communicating with the funding body, project partners and stakeholders;
overseeing data collection and data analysis; preparing presentations and
reports; and supervising other research-support staff. He/She will have ample
opportunity to collaborate with scholars with multi-disciplinary background,
service professionals and domain experts. For further enquiries about the
duties of the post and/or the project, please contact Dr. Vivian Lou (e-mail:
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 CV. Review of applications will
commence as soon as possible and continue until November 30, 2021 , or
until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.
Advertised: Sep 10, 2021 (HK Time)
Applications close: Nov 30, 2021 (HK Time)