Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Associate in School of Design

Hong Kong (HK)
02 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is a government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong.  It offers programmes at various levels including Doctorate, Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees.  It has a full-time academic staff strength of around 1,200.  The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.4 billion.  
Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Associate (Ref. 20063010)
[Appointment period: twelve months initially, with possibility of further appointment]


The appointee will assist the project leader in the research projects - “Prof. KP Lee, Alex Wong Siu Wah Gigi Wong Fook Chi Endowed Professorship in Product Design Engineering” and “Establishing the Center of Design Intelligence for Healthcare, Wellbeing, & Aging (DIHWA) – a leading integrated design intelligence research cluster for aging, disability & chronic disease research”.  He/She will be required to:

(a)    assist in literature review;

(b)    assist in data collection;

(c)    assist in both qualitative and quantitative data analysis; 

(d)    assist in preparing funding proposals;

(e)    support in research team management; 

(f)    support in preparing project documentation; and

(g)    perform any other duties as assigned by the project leader or his delegates.


Applicants for the Postdoctoral Fellow post should have a doctoral degree in Design (e.g. Interaction Design, UX Design, Design Engineering, Innovative Design or Product Design) or Biomedical Device Development (e.g. Rehabilitation, Machine Learning or Electronic Engineering) or an equivalent qualification and must have no more than five years of post-qualification experience at the time of application.

Applicants for the Research Associate post should have a master’s degree or a good honours degree in the said disciplines with three or more years of research/relevant work experience.

Applicants should also have: 

(a)    strong system design and data analytical skills;

(b)    good interpersonal and communication skills; and

(c)    a good command of both written and spoken English.

Applicants are invited to contact Prof. Stephen J. Wang at tel no. 2766 5478 or email for further information.

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.


Please send a completed application form to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong or via email to  Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or downloaded from  If a separate curriculum vitae is to be provided, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process.  Recruitment will continue until the position is filled.  Applications should be addressed directly to Prof. Stephen J. Wang (please state School of Design on the envelope).  The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

PolyU is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, family status or physical or mental disabilities.

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