Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
16 Apr 2020
End of advertisement period
31 Aug 2020
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: Department of Mechanical Engineering (14500)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (Ref.: 499953), to commence on or before October 1, 2020 for up to three years.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering / Environmental Science or closely related disciplines. Specialized knowledge in the following areas will be desirable: coastal / ocean engineering, computational fluid dynamics, environmental science, water resources and hydrology. Applicants with knowledge in urban flooding associated with extreme weather and typhoons are preferred, but those with general knowledge in coastal and ocean engineering are also encouraged to apply. A strong quantitative / mathematical background will be highly desirable. Capability or experience in using professional software in large scale simulations will be a definite asset.  Applicants should also be highly self-motivated, have excellent communication skills in written and spoken English and the ability to work independently. The appointee will work on the research theme “Mitigating Mega-City Hazards: Coastal Engineering, Marine Hazards, Oceanic Waves” under the supervision of Professor K.W. Chow.

Enquiries on the duties of the post may be addressed to Professor Chow at

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. Review of applications will start from May 1, 2020 and continue until August 31, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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