Research Assistant II in the Speech, Language, and Reading Lab, the Unit of Human Communication, Development, and Information Sciences within the Faculty of Education (Ref.: 501792) (to commence in September 2020 for 1 year, with the possibility of renewal)
Applicants should possess a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Neuroscience, Engineering, Psychology or a related discipline. They should be passionate about developing cutting-edge technology and tools for helping young children with developmental dyslexia and/or autism. They should be a Cantonese-English bilingual speaker and a skillful user of MatLab, Python, or R packages, being able to conduct neuroscience research such as the use of EEG. They should also have basic knowledge about computational neuroscience and neural modeling research; a knack for accuracy and attention to detail; excellent interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills; the ability to work independently and as part of a team; and the ability to prioritize and work under pressure.
The appointee will work on a research project on developing an intelligent diagnostic and intervention system for improving the well-being of young children, being a member of an interdisciplinary research team. He/She will be responsible for computer-program development, designing and conducting both behavioral and neuroscience experiments, and project management. He/She will also assist in training undergraduate research volunteers and handle other administrative details involved in the Speech, Language and Reading Lab at HKU (https://slrlab.edu.hku.hk/).
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 application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until August 20, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.