Post-doctoral Fellow in the Centre for Medical Ethics and Law

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
15 Nov 2023
31 Dec 2023
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Full-time
Department: Medical Ethics and Humanities Unit, School of Clinical Medicine (20005)
Categories: Senior Research Staff & Post-doctoral Fellow

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the Centre for Medical Ethics and Law (CMEL), hosted under Medical Ethics and Humanities Unit, School of Clinical Medicine, LKS Faculty of Medicine (Ref.: 523673), to commence as soon as possible for two or three years, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Medicine, Law, Bioethics or any other relevant discipline. They are expected to show evidence of the potential to produce excellent research, and should have excellent written and spoken English skills. Written and spoken Chinese language skills are preferable. Immediate availability would be an advantage.

The appointee must be able to work independently, professionally, and to a high standard under time constraints. He/ she is expected to devote his/her time mainly to research and knowledge exchange in the fields of medical ethics and medical law. He/ She will help conduct research in the area of medical ethics and law (in particular, empirical and theoretical works in clinical ethics and medical law) independently and collaboratively; help identify, plan and prepare funding applications for projects; commission and manage research projects and grants; edit, contribute to and publish academic and knowledge exchange publications; deliver presentations at conferences and other events; and disseminate knowledge to the legal, medical and other communities. The appointee might have to travel for the purposes of conducting research.

A significant portion of the work will entail a variety of research and related activities, including research dissemination and knowledge exchange such as planning and organizing conferences, seminars and other events; editing and writing; and assisting in maintaining CMEL’s online and social media presence. Information about CMEL can be obtained at Information about the LKS Faculty of Medicine can be obtained at The appointee will work at the office of CMEL at the Faculty of Law premises at Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus of the University.

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 C.V. with a covering letter explaining how they meet the requirements above. Review of applications will start on November 28, 2023 and continue until December 31, 2023, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.