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Career Opportunities

Post-doctoral Fellowships and Research Assistant Professorships

Applications are invited for a number of positions as Post-doctoral Fellow (PDF) and Research Assistant Professor (RAP) at the University of Hong Kong. Appointments will be made for a period of 2 to 3 years and the appointees must be in post on or before May 31,2024.

PDF and RAP posts are created specifically to bring new impetus and vigour to the University’s research enterprise. Positions are available from time to time to meet the strategic research needs identified by the University. Positions are available in the following Faculties/Departments/Schools/Laboratories:

Post-doctoral Fellows

PDFs are expected to devote full-time to research. Applicants should be doctoral degree holders having undertaken original research that has contributed to the body of knowledge. A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. Other benefits include annual leave, medical benefits and free access to on-campus gyms and libraries.

Research Assistant Professors

The main focus of an RAP’s duty is research. RAPs can, however, be assigned some teaching duties, up to 50% of the normal teaching load. Applicants should be research active and have a proven publication record. A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. The RAP appointment on fixed terms will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary. Other benefits include annual leave, medical benefits and free access to on-campus gyms and libraries.


Prospective applicants are invited to view the list of the Faculties / Departments / Schools / Laboratories and their research areas in which PDF/RAP positions are currently available, and apply online by clicking the respective opening below. Before preparing an application, they should contact the Head of the respective academic unit, or the contact person as specified, to ascertain that their research expertise matches the research area in which a vacant PDF/RAP post is available.

Career Opportunities

Ref. Department Research Area
522176 Real Estate and Construction Construction management
522234 Real Estate and Construction Urban Entrepreneurship, Land development, and Transportation Technology
To be announced Civil Engineering Novel current deflector designs for enhancing ecological functions of urban streams
To be announced Civil Engineering Broad research areas: environmental materials; clean environment; clean water Specific topic: Degradation of antibiotics by electro-Fenton systems
To be announced Electrical and Electronic Engineering Computational Optical Imaging
To be announced Electrical and Electronic Engineering Ultrafast Optical Imaging
520813 Mechanical Engineering Optoelectronics, Microelectronics, Ultrafast carrier dynamics, Low-dimensional materials and Molecular electronics
To be announced Mechanical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (Cell Mechanics and Cell-Material Interactions)
522319 Biomedical Sciences Cognitive Neuroscience / Biomedical Engineering
522317 Biomedical Sciences Cancer immunology
522280 Clinical Oncology Identification of treatment-resistant tumour subclones in nasopharyngeal carcinoma by single-cell multiomics
To be announced Medicine Harnessing complement C5aR-mediated autophagy and mitophagy in diabetic kidney disease
To be announced Medicine Pharmaceutical development of peptide hormones for treatment of metabolic diseases
520924 Orthopaedics and Traumatology Antibacterial nano-biomaterials
522342 Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine Tumor Immunology & Immunotherapy
522156 Pharmacology and Pharmacy Drug Delivery and Nanomedicine
522170 Public Health Human nasopharyngeal organoid cultures as a tool for risk-assessing the transmissibility of influenza viruses for pandemic threat
522310 Biological Sciences Molecular mechanism of replication licensing in human cells
To be announced Chemistry Chemical Biology and Epigenetics
522650 Chemistry Organic Materials
522660 Chemistry Photoswitchable Materials and Their Multi-State Optical Switching and Memory
522309 Physics Quantum simulation, 2D quantum materials, quantum many-body entanglement
520835 The State Key Laboratory of Liver Research Multiomics profiling of cellular and molecular landscapes to delineate determinants for immunotherapy response in liver cancer
520836 The State Key Laboratory of Liver Research Liver cancer genomics and epigenomics