Senior Scientist/Scientist (Laboratory of Data Discovery for Health Limited)

Laboratory of Data Discovery for Health Limited

Applications are invited for appointment as Senior Scientist/Scientist (at the rank of Non-Tenure Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor) in the Laboratory of Data Discovery for Health (Ref.: 200101), to commence as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term basis with the possibility of renewal, subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability.

The selected candidate will work in a company incorporated by the University of Hong Kong that was established to administer and support the University’s innovation endeavours.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in computer science, mathematics, statistics, electronic and information engineering or other related fields, with in-depth knowledge of at least one of the following programming languages: C/C++, JAVA or Python. They should be experienced in machine learning algorithms, pattern recognition, and/or reinforcement learning. Knowledge of natural language processing, knowledge graph, question answering, machine translation, speech recognition, or related fields will be highly desirable. They should have the capacity and potential of high-quality, collaborative and impactful research demonstrated by a good track record of publications and external grants.

The appointee will work closely with Professor Heidi Larson's team in the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to develop AI analytics for monitoring the digital/social media for the emergence and spread of vaccine misinformation and anti-vaccination propaganda. He/She will also contribute to the teaching and supervision of postgraduate research students.

Applicants should apply online via the HKSTP Talent Pool Portal and upload an up-to-date C.V. with a quick summary of their 4 most significant papers and a 1-page description of their independent research programme. 

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