Post-doctoral Fellow in Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Hong Kong (HK)
31 Aug 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Oct 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Applications are invited for a number of positions as Post-doctoral Fellow (PDF) and Research Assistant Professor (RAP) at the University of Hong Kong. Appointments will be made for a period of 2 to 3 years and the appointees must be in post on or before July 31, 2019.

PDF and RAP posts are created specifically to bring new impetus and vigour to the University’s research enterprise. Positions are available from time to time to meet the strategic research needs identified by the University. Positions are available in the following Faculties/Departments/Schools/Centres/Units:

Post-doctoral Fellows

PDFs are expected to devote full-time to research. Applicants should be doctoral degree holders having undertaken original research that has contributed to the body of knowledge. A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. Annual leave and medical benefits will also be available.

Research Assistant Professors

The main focus of an RAP’s duty is research. RAPs can, however, be assigned some teaching duties, up to 50% of the normal teaching load. Applicants should be research active and have a proven publication record. A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, with a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme (totalling up to 15% of basic salary). Annual leave and medical benefits will also be offered.


Prospective applicants are invited to visit our webpage at to view the list of the Faculties/Departments/Schools/Centres/Units and their research areas for which PDF/RAP positions are currently available. Before preparing an application, they should contact the Head of the respective academic unit, or the contact person as specified, to ascertain that their research expertise matches the research area in which a vacant PDF/RAP post is available.

Applicants must submit a completed University application form which should clearly state the position they are applying for and the academic discipline. They should also provide further information such as details of their research experience, publications, and research proposals.

Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at and further particulars can be obtained at Closes October 20, 2018, unless otherwise specified in the advertisement of individual posts. The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.

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