Research Assistant I/II

Hong Kong University

Hong Kong

November 1, 2022

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Research Assistant I/II

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 516527 Work type: Full-time Department: School of Biological Sciences (26000) Categories: Research Support Staff Hong Kong

Research Assistant I/II in Smart Agriculture in the School of Biological Sciences (Ref.: 516527) ( to commence on October 15, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter for one year, with possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability)

Applicants should possess a Bachelor's degree or above in Biological Sciences, Remote Sensing, Geography, Earth Sciences or a closely related field. They should have a good command in written and spoken English. Research background in laboratory experiment, machine learning and proficient in coding is highly preferred.

The appointee will work on the project of Smart Diagnosis of plant water relationship with an integration of remote sensing, transcriptome analysis and machine learning. He/She will (1) conduct laboratory experiment for plant growth with sufficient field parameter measurements and hyperspectral and thermal remote sensing (RS) data collection, (2) explore the effectiveness of using hyperspectral and thermal RS for non-destructive monitoring of plant water relationship at the organism level, (3) evaluate the molecular evidence of RS-detected plant water relationship, and (4) connect RS- detected plant water relationship with the optimal watering plan for alleviating plant water stress and maintaining plant health.

The appointee will be jointly supervised by Dr. Kaihao Cheng and Dr. Jin Wu, as well as a strong collaborative team with broad expertise in remote sensing, machine learning and ecosystem modelling. For further information, please contact Dr. Cheng (cheng517@connect.hku.hk), Dr. Wu (jinwu@hku.hk), or visit https: // wu-jin.weebly.com.

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. and a cover letter. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until November 1, 2022 , or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

Advertised: Sep 13, 2022 (HK Time) Applications close: Nov 1, 2022 (HK Time)

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