THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Post-doctoral Fellow in Stress and Learning 

Location
Hong Kong (HK)
Posted
18 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
01 Dec 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Post-doctoral Fellow in Stress and Learning 
Department : Faculty of Education 
Closing Date : December 1, 2017 
Ref. : 201701153 

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Stress and Learning in the Faculty of Education, to commence on November 1, 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter for a period of three years.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience, Psychophysiology, Cognitive Psychology, Computational Neuroscience, or a relevant field. They should have demonstrated expertise in the neuroscience research techniques, such as EEG and/or fNIRS.  Candidates with experience in research on stress in relation to learning are preferable. The appointee will work closely with the team at the Laboratory of Neuroscience for Education (NfE) to collect neurochemical, neuroelectrical, behavioural, and cognitive data from elementary school students, and to perform data analyses. He/She is also expected to contribute to funding applications, writing research papers, as well as to support the NfE lab’s development of teaching and training capacity for a new post-graduate programme in Neuroscience for Education.  The appointee will work under the supervision of Professor Akaysha Tang.

Information about the Faculty can be obtained at http://www.hku.hk/education and information about the Laboratory of Neuroscience for Education can be found at http://nfe.edu.hku.hk.  Enquiries about the post are encouraged and should be sent to Professor Akaysha Tang, Director of the NfE Lab, Faculty of Education (e-mail: actang@hku.hk).

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.
Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V. to the Faculty at edufacd@hku.hk. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk.  Review of applications will start from September 10, 2017 and will continue until December 1, 2017 or when the position is filled, whichever is the earlier.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.