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School of Design

Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Associate / Research Assistant (Full-time/Part-time) (several posts)

(Ref. 240325013)

[Appointment period: each for twelve months initially, with possibility of further appointment]


The appointees will assist the project leader in the research project - “A VR-based real-time interactive tutoring system for Qigong training among older adults with mild cognitive impairment and their familial caregivers: a feasibility study”.  They will be required to:

(a)    assist in conducting literature review;

(b)    develop the Virtual Reality (VR) scenes or system platform; 

(c)    assist in user studies to evaluate software prototypes, e.g. experiment design, data collection and data analysis, etc.; 

(d)    provide support in preparing project documentation; and 

(e)    perform any other duties as assigned by the project leader or his delegates.


Applicants for the Postdoctoral Fellow post should have a doctoral degree in Programming, Software/VR/Augmented Reality (AR) Engineering or an equivalent qualification and must have no more than five years of post-qualification experience at the time of application.

Applicants for the Research Associate post should have a master’s degree or a good honours degree with three or more years of research/relevant work experience in programming/software engineering.

Applicants for the Research Assistant post should have an honours degree in Human-Computer Interaction Design, Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering or related disciplines or an equivalent qualification.  

Applicants should also have:

(a)    experience in academic research;

(b)    technical skills in VR design and/or system design; and

(c)    good interpersonal and communication skills.

Preference will be given to those who have a relevant portfolio related to sensor technology, VR and system design, and/or experience in research in dementia/mild cognitive impairment.

Applicants are invited to contact Dr Hailiang Wang at telephone number 2766 5471 or via email at for further information.

Conditions of Service

For full-time appointments, a highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  

For part-time appointments, the remuneration rates are HK$378 per hour for the post of Postdoctoral Fellow, HK$173 per hour for the post of Research Associate and HK$122 per hour for the post of Research Assistant.

Consideration of applications will commence on 2 April 2024 until the positions are filled.  

Posting date: 25 March 2024