26 May 2023
THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
- Research Field
Ethics in social sciences
- Researcher Profile
Recognised Researcher (R2)
Established Researcher (R3)
- Application Deadline
31 Jul 2023 - 00:00 (UTC)
- Type of Contract
- Job Status
- Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
- Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?
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 https://ageing.hku.hk/ .
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.
- Number of offers available
- THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
- Hong Kong
- Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Where to apply
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
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