Research Assistant Professor in Rechargeable Aqueous Metal-ion Batteries

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Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
25 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
30 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Mechanical Engineering (14500)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor in Rechargeable Aqueous Metal-ion Batteries in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (Ref.: 515720), to commence as soon as possible and not later than September 30, 2022, on a two-year fixed-term basis with contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers B.Eng., M.Sc., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degree programmes. The University of Hong Kong has a highly ranked engineering school and an active Mechanical Engineering Programme. The Department employs about 30 full-time faculty members and has well-equipped teaching and research facilities and support. Information about the Department can be obtained at

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical engineering or a related engineering field. The candidate should be familiar with rechargeable metal-ion battery system design and optimization, especially the development of novel electrolytes compatible with high-potential Mg/Al anodes. Previous teaching experience and academic or industrial R&D track records in electrochemistry area will be advantageous. Those with the capability to initiate collaborative projects with researchers in Hong Kong, strong motivation and willingness to engage in innovative teaching schemes like flipped classroom and e-Learning will be preferred. The candidate should also have excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, and an excellent command of English.

The appointee is expected to work in Professor Dennis Y.C. Leung’s research group; participate in a large-scale collaborative research with other groups in the Department; and develop a sub-group with synergy and coherence with the host research group. He/She will also teach or contribute to the teaching of undergraduate and Master’s degree courses in Mechanical Engineering; apply for research funding; and supervise research postgraduate students and capstone projects with engineering contents for final year undergraduates. Administrative work which promotes the educational mission of the University may also be required.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications will start on July 25, 2022 and will continue until September 30, 2022, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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