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Research Assistant I/II in IoT/Blockchain/Open BIM/Modular construction/Web BIM/Web and Mobile App (several posts)

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 502879
Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Real Estate and Construction (01200)
Categories: Research Support Staff
Hong Kong

Research Assistant I/II (several posts) in the Department of Real Estate and Construction (Ref.: 502879) (to commence on January 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter, for six months to one year, with the possibility of renewal)

Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s or above degree. They should have proficiency in written and spoken English and the ability to work independently and collaborate with a multidisciplinary team and external parties, including academics and industrial society. They should also have strong interests and research experience in the following:

  • Internet of Things (IoT) - IoT sensing (Spatio-temporal data), hardware design and protocols, e.g., LoRaWAN/Nb-IoT, edge and fog computing, blockchain oracles protocols; or
  • Blockchain - The theory and development of blockchain technology (3.0 and 4.0), distributed consensus and fault tolerance mechanisms, privacy-preserving information sharing, smart contract, and chain code (e.g., Hyperledger Fabric or EOS); or
  • Open BIM - Open BIM standards, IFC semantics, BIM collaboration format (BCF), and IFC server. Those with BIM certificates will have higher priority; or
  • Modular construction - Modular construction, supply chain management, offsite production quality control, logistics scheduling, on-site assembly; or
  • Web BIM - Web BIM development, BIM and GIS integration, WebGL, JSON, Java servlet; or
  • Web and Mobile Apps - Web service and mobile app development with Java, Kotlin, Object C, AR Kit, ARCore, SQL, Android SDK, C#, and HTML5.

The appointees will assist the Project Coordinator and Project Manager in conducting research or development on the blockchain, BIM, Internet of Things (IoT), and supply chain management in modular construction. They will be responsible for developing and researching hardware, protocols, blockchain BIM fundamentals, functionality structure, and interfaces to interoperate the information, semantics, and meaningful inferences with existing ERP systems, as-needed knowledge-based process management, and quality assurance applications in modular construction.

Enquiries can be sent to Professor Wilson W.S. Lu (e-mail:

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 posts.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until January 15, 2021 (extended to February 15, 2021), or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.

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