Research Assistant for the State Key Laboratory of Internet of Things for Smart City

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 16 Jan 2024

(Ref. No.: IOTSC/RA/11/2023)

The University of Macau (UM) is an internationalized public comprehensive university in the Macao Special Administrative Region (MSAR) located at the west bank of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA). The GBA is rapidly developing into one of the leading technology and innovation hubs of the world. UM is placed No. 193 in the THE World University Rankings and placed No. 254 in the QS World University Rankings. With a scenic campus of approximately 1 km2 on Hengqin island, UM has achieved significant progress in the past decade as evidenced by its rising international repute, state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, and the establishment of three State Key Laboratories in microelectronics, Chinese medical sciences, and internet of things for smart city. To support economic diversification of MSAR and deepen collaboration between MSAR and Guangdong Province in Hengqin island, UM will continue to invest in cutting-edge research and develop interdisciplinary programmes in key strategic areas including precision oncology, advanced materials, regional oceanography, artificial intelligence and robotics, data science, cognitive and brain science and economics and finance. Leveraging its ‘4-in-1’ model of education and residential college system, UM provides all-round undergraduate education, nurturing talent to support social and economic development in MSAR and the GBA as a whole. With unprecedented growth and opportunities for development, UM offers promising career prospects to academics at all levels. It may be noted that English is the working language and the primary medium of instruction at UM.

The State Key Laboratory of Internet of Things for Smart City (University of Macau) invites applications for the position of Research Assistant.

State Key Laboratory of Internet of Things for Smart City (University of Macau) - SKL-IOTSC

The State Key Laboratory of Internet of Things for Smart City (University of Macau) is expected to promote smart city development in prospective of IoT, Big Data Technology and Engineering in Macao and inject a fresh impetus to the development of the Greater Bay Area by enhancing research and training in the field and providing technical support plans for improving economic performance, people’s quality of life, and social management. More details about the State Key Laboratory are available from .

The Research Assistant will develop and support distributed High Performance Computing environment and Cloud Computing environment for the Super Intelligent Computing Center (SICC), assist in design and development of algorithms, development and maintenance of web applications, and support Laboratory projects as assigned.

Initial appointment is up to 12 months with a possibility of renewal subject to funding availability and mutual agreement.


  • Bachelor’s degree or above in Computer Science or in relevant fields, possession of Master’s degree in Computer Science related area will be an advantage;
  • Experience in the administration of Linux, database and cloud computing systems;
  • Knowledge of machine learning and deep learning in Python and CUDA development toolkits and framework (including TensorFlow, PyTorch, etc.) will be an advantage;
  • Familiar of NodeJS and HTML5;
  • Experience in working with large and complex datasets;
  • Good command of both written and spoken English and Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese);
  • Willing to take challenges and able to work under pressure.
  • The selected candidate is expected to assume duty as soon as possible.


    Remuneration offered will be competitive and commensurate with the successful applicants’ academic qualification and relevant professional experience. The current local maximum income tax rate is 12% but is effectively around 5% – 7% after various discretionary exemptions. Basic medical benefits are available at a low cost.

    Application Procedure

    Applicants should visit for more details, and apply ONLINE. Review of applications will commence upon receiving applications and continue until the position is filled. Applicants may consider their applications not successful if they are not invited for an interview within 3 months of application.

    Human Resources Section, Office of Administration

    University of Macau, Av. da Universidade, Taipa, Macau, China

    Website: ;
    Email: [email protected]
    Tel: +853 8822 8577;
    Fax: +853 8822 2412

    The University of Macau reserves the right not to appoint a candidate.

    ***Personal data provided by applicants will be kept confidential and used for recruitment purpose only***

    ** Under the equal condition of qualifications and experience, priority will be given to Macao permanent residents*

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