THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Senior Research Associate/Research Associate 

Location
Hong Kong (HK)
Posted
20 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
17 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Senior Research Associate/Research Associate 

Department of Mechanical Engineering 
Closing Date : January 17, 2018 
Ref. : 201701274 
 
Senior Research Associate/Research Associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (several posts) (Ref.: 201701274) (to commence as soon as possible for one year, with the possibility of renewal) 

Applicants should possess a Master/PhD degree in Computer Science, Information Engineering, or related fields of study, with excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Native Cantonese speakers are preferred. They should also have strong programming skills in C/C++/MATLAB/Python/R, or others related to AI/Big data applications; extensive knowledge in machine learning and AI algorithms, especially in data mining/image analysis/natural language processing or others related to healthcare applications; strong mathematical/analytical foundation, problem solving skills, flexibility in acquiring new knowledge. Those with experience in software developments for machine learning/AI algorithms are highly preferred. The appointees will involve in a AI/Big data project for healthcare applications. They will have opportunities not only to explore their practical knowledge in cutting-edge AI/Big data technologies, but also to learn advanced therapeutics/surgical treatment. Job duties include (1) leading a multidisciplinary team of researchers and engineers to help develop AI/Big data software/algorithms for efficient diagnosis, therapeutics and surgical treatments; (2) communicating with physicians/clinicians to provide solutions/insights and translate research/clinical requirements to concrete deliverables/milestones; (3) investigating diverse algorithms/techniques, implementation, experimentation and technical feasibility to fulfill specific scientific purposes; and (4) assisting to prepare documentations including scientific research papers, technical reports, and grant proposals.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.
Applicants should submit a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V. and cover letter to Dr. Angel Siu-Yan Ng at angelngs@hku.hk. Application forms (345/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/jr-form.doc.  Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/.  Review of applications will continue until January 17, 2018.

The University places great emphasis on developing staff potential, and has in place a variety of development opportunities and assistance for staff at different stages of their career.

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