Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Associate / Research Assistant (CAiRS-R1R2/P4.2-3)

Centre for Advances in Reliability and Safety Limited


  1. Postdoctoral Fellow (Ref. No.: CAiRS-R1/P4.2-3)

 [Appointment period: thirty-six months]


  • Research Associate / Research Assistant (Ref. No.: CAiRS-R2/P4.2-3)

 [Appointment period: thirty-six months]



The appointees will assist the project leaders in the research projects - “Hybrid strategies for AI-based safety assurance” and/or “Functional safety verification of systems that implement AI”. The projects will develop safety criteria for functional behavior of AI to implement certifiable to standards.

They will be required to:

  1. work with industry counterparts in consolidating academic research into tangible deliverables;
  • steer the project, and ensure good and appropriate applicability to commercial/industrial partners;
  • coordinate the delivery, installation and testing of the equipment; and ensure the equipment being properly installed, tested and commissioned at the Centre; 
  • manage research and development activities including technical and financial aspects, and other project administrative tasks such as preparing project updates and reports;
  • work closely with research colleagues of the teams; and
  • coordinate with local and overseas universities, research institutions and business partners, and handle enquiries in a professional manner; and
  • perform any other duties as assigned by the Centre Director or his delegates.



Applicants for the post of Postdoctoral Fellow should have a doctoral degree or an equivalent qualification in a S-T-E-M related discipline and must have no more than five years of post-qualification experience at the time of application. 


Applicants for the post of Research Associate / Research Assistant should have an honours degree or above in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science or a relevant discipline.


For both posts, applicants should also:


(a) have knowledge of corporate product development;

(b) be well-organized, capable to work under pressure and able to handle multi-tasking assignments in a multidisciplinary team;

(c) have excellent interpersonal skills; and

(d) have a good command of written and spoken English and Chinese, with proficiency in Putonghua being an advantage.


Applicants are invited to contact Prof. Felix T. S. Chan / Dr Chung Sai-ho at tel no. 2766 6605 / 3400 3790 or email f.chan@polyu.edu.hk / nick.sh.chung@polyu.edu.hk   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 detailed curriculum vitae via email to careers@cairs.hk

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