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Post-doctoral Fellow


Applications are invited for a number of positions as Post-doctoral Fellow (PDF), 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 February 28, 2019.

PDF 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/Centres/Units:

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. Annual leave and medical benefits will also be available.


Prospective applicants are invited to refer to the list below of the Faculties/Departments/Schools/Centres/Units and their research areas for which PDF positions are currently available. Before preparing an application, they should contact the Head of the appropriate academic unit, or the contact person as specified, to ascertain that their research expertise matches the research area for which a vacant PDF post is available.

Applicants must submit a completed University application form, which should clearly state which position they are applying for; and in which academic discipline. They should also provide further information such as details of their research experience, publications, research proposals, etc.

Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hr.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc and further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/. Closes April 22, 2018, unless otherwise specified in the advertisement of individual posts. The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.

Opportunities as of March 18, 2018

Ref. Post Department/Academic Unit Research Area Application must be sent to
201800396RAP/PDFDepartment of Mechanical EngineeringNew Ultrahigh-Strength Structural Materials


201800395RAP/PDFDepartment of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringAI, Deep Learning, Affective Computing


201800394RAP/PDFDepartment of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringApproaches for Simultaneously Improving the Performance and Stability of Perovskite Solar Cells


201800350RAP/PDFDepartment of PsychologyDyslexia and Reading Comprehension Difficulties in Chinese



201800349RAP/PDFFaculty of DentistryPublic Health and Healthy Ageing



201800239PDFDepartment of SurgeryLiver Transplantation - Immunology, Tissue Repair and Regeneration



201800388PDFDepartment of Statistics and Actuarial ScienceSurvival Analysis, Statistical Learning, Large-Scale Data Applications, Big Data, Deep Learning, Image Analysis


201800387PDFDepartment of Statistics and Actuarial ScienceHigh-Dimensional Methodology, Econometrics of Large Panel Models, Random Matrix Theory


201800386PDFDepartment of Physics2D Materials and Van Der Waals Heterostructures


201800385PDFDepartment of ChemistryMetals in Medicine: Overcoming Antimicrobial Resistance


201800384PDFDepartment of ChemistryDynamic Colloidal Materials by Self-Assembly (Materials Chemistry)


201800383PDFDepartment of ChemistryChemical Biology


201800382PDFSchool of Biological SciencesCell Division, Chromosome Stability, Centromere Function, Epigenetics


201800381PDFSchool of Biological SciencesBiogeography & Community Ecology


201800380PDFSchool of Biological SciencesPlant Biotechnology


201800308PDFSchool of Biomedical SciencesCancer, Immunity and Cancer Immunotherapy


201800268PDFSchool of Public HealthPopulation Determinants of Mental Health in Urban Settings


201800267PDFDepartment of MicrobiologyVirus Host Interaction


201800266PDFDepartment of Clinical OncologyTranslational Studies in Metastatic Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers for Personalized Medicine


201800265PDFSchool of Biomedical SciencesDNA Damage Response & Down Syndrome


201800264PDFSchool of Biomedical SciencesInvestigating the Therapeutic Potential of SOX9 Knockdown-Human Neural Stem Cells in Rodent Spinal Cord Injury Model


201800263PDFSchool of Biomedical SciencesCancer Genomics & Bioinformatics


201800240PDFDepartment of PathologyStrategical Dissection of Molecular Mechanisms of Liver Cancer


201800238PDFDepartment of Pharmacology and PharmacyMetabolic & Cardiovascular Ageing


201800237PDFDepartment of PathologyCancer Metabolism


201800236PDFDepartment of Paediatrics and Adolescent MedicineGenomic Data Analysis, Human Genetics and Bioinformatics


201800129PDFFaculty of EducationStatistical Modelling - Early Childhood Development