Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Social Work and Social Administration

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
13 Sep 2021
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2021
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 Social Work and Social Administration (30300)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration (Ref.: 508281), to commence as soon as possible for two to three years, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree with multi-disciplinary education background, for example, in engineering, computer science, social sciences, statistics, communication or other related disciplines. Those with research experience in gerontechnology and/or applying technology solutions to studies are preferred. They should demonstrate strong competency in IT and/or application, experimental design, data analysis, and have a good command of written and spoken English and Chinese.

The Principal Investigator is leading a research focusing on humanizing and ergonomics in gerontechnology among older adults and their family caregivers. The appointee will contribute to strengthening the University’s strategically oriented research themes on Health Tech, Intelligence, and Sustainable Society, and the Faculty’s focus on Cities 2050 and Mental Wellness. In particular, he/she is expected to contribute to innovative scholarship in humanizing and ergonomics in gerontechnology, such as user-centric approach, technology acceptance, etc, in multi-disciplinary research projects. The appointee will assist the Principal Investigator in publication, preparing research proposal, managing and monitoring the project implementation; communicating with the funding body, project partners and stakeholders; overseeing data collection and data analysis; preparing presentations and reports; and supervising other research-support staff. He/She will have ample opportunity to collaborate with scholars with multi-disciplinary background, service professionals and domain experts. For further enquiries about the duties of the post and/or the project, please contact Dr. Vivian Lou (e-mail:

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date CV.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until November 30, 2021, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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