Postdoctoral Fellow in the Centre for Medical Ethics and Law

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
07 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
15 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Hong Kong 's highest priorities are to create opportunities for the very best academic talents to excel and to advance human knowledge to the benefit of society. We serve the needs of Hong Kong, the wider region and the rest of the world.

Work type: Full-time
Department: Medical Ethics and Humanities Unit (20005)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the Centre for Medical Ethics and Law (CMEL) to be appointed by the LKS Faculty of Medicine (Ref.: 495844), to commence as soon as possible for two years, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

The LKS Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Law have jointly established 2 Post-doctoral Fellow positions in CMEL, with one to be appointed by the LKS Faculty of Medicine (Ref.: 495844) and the other to be appointed by the Faculty of Law (Ref.: 495737).  These 2 Post-doctoral Fellows will work at the office of CMEL at the Faculty of Law premises at Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus of the University. This advertisement is for the Post-doctoral Fellowship in CMEL to be appointed by the LKS Faculty of Medicine. For the advertisement for the Post-doctoral Fellowship in CMEL to be appointed by the Faculty of Law, please visit  

Applicants for this Post-doctoral Fellowship in CMEL to be appointed by the LKS Faculty of Medicine should possess a Ph.D. degree in Law, Medicine, Philosophy or any field in Humanities/Social Sciences related to Medical Ethics and Law or any other related discipline.  Priority for consideration will be given to scholars who specialize in research into mental health, end-of-life, and environmental agenda.  Those who do not yet have a Ph.D. degree but are close to completion will also be considered.  They are expected to show evidence of the potential to produce excellent research.  Applicants should have excellent written and spoken English skills.  Proficiency in written and spoken Chinese would be an advantage.   They must be able to work independently, professionally, and to a high standard under time constraints.

The appointee is expected to devote his/her time mainly to research and knowledge exchange in the fields of medical ethics and/or medical law.   He/She will help conduct research in the area of medical ethics and law independently and collaboratively; help identify, plan and prepare funding applications for projects; commission and manage research projects and grants; edit, contribute to and publish academic and knowledge exchange publications; deliver presentations at conferences and other events; and disseminate knowledge to the legal, medical and other communities.  The appointee will also support the work of the Medical Ethics and Humanities Unit in addition to that of CMEL.

A significant portion of the work will entail research dissemination and knowledge exchange such as planning and organizing conferences, seminars and other events; editing and writing for the purposes of research dissemination and knowledge exchange; and assisting in maintaining CMEL’s online and social media presence.  Information about CMEL can be obtained at  Information about the Faculty of Law and the LKS Faculty of Medicine can be obtained at and respectively.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. with a covering letter explaining how they meet the requirements above.

Closes July 15, 2019.

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