Post-doctoral Fellow in the Sau Po Centre on Ageing within the Faculty of Social Science

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
25 May 2023
End of advertisement period
31 Jul 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Full-time
Department: Sau Po Centre on Ageing (30302)
Categories: Senior Research Staff & Post-doctoral Fellow

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the Sau Po Centre on Ageing within the Faculty of Social Science, to commence as soon as possible for one year, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability.

Sau Po Centre on Ageing is a rapidly expanding centre that aims to become a leading research centre on gerontology in Greater China and the Asia Pacific region. We are committed to the enhancement of the well-being and quality of life of older adults and their caregivers through research, education, and knowledge exchange activities. We are seeking various talents and offer excellent staff training and long-term development opportunities. Information about the Centre can be obtained at

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 (including Cantonese). 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, supported by the Theme-based Research Scheme. 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. He/She will also support on other relevant tasks as assigned by the Centre’s Director.

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 applications 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 July 31, 2023, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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