Post-doctoral Fellow, Sau Po Centre on Ageing

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Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
06 Oct 2021
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
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: Sau Po Centre on Ageing (30302)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the Sau Po Centre on Ageing within the Faculty of Social Sciences (Ref.: 508306), to commence as soon as possible for two years, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Social Sciences, Sociology, Social Gerontology, Gerontechnology, Ergonomics and Biomechanics or a related discipline. Experience of technology acceptance of wearable robotics would be a plus. They should demonstrate strong competency in qualitative and quantitative data analysis and have a good command of written and spoken English and Chinese. Those with post-doctoral research experience, especially a strong background in gerontology research and an excellent track record of publications are preferred.

The appointee will work in a multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, medical specialists and technology professionals to conduct a study of providing an intelligent robotic solution for assisting older adults’ mobility and manipulability to enhance independence and improve the quality of life of older adults. He/She will assist the Principal Investigator to plan, coordinate, and implement data collection activities; conduct data analysis; prepare presentations, manuscripts and reports; supervise Research Assistants; and perform any other relevant tasks as assigned. There will be ample opportunities to work with research professionals as well as stakeholders in the local community.  Enquiries about the duties of the post should be sent to Dr. Vivian Weiqun Lou at

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 start as soon as possible and continue until November 30, 2021, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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