Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering


Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Mechanical Engineering (14500)
Categories: Senior Research Staff & Post-doctoral Fellow

Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (Ref.:520151)

We now invite applications for the captioned post.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teaching undergraduate courses in mechanical engineering and biomedical engineering, primarily in fluid dynamics, transport phenomena and hands-on projects, but also possibly in other introductory subjects in a standard undergraduate curriculum as well
  • Supervising research postgraduate students, capstone projects with engineering contents for final year undergraduates and taught master degree students
  • Co-leading, supporting and managing research projects, possibly including those under the Advanced Biomedical Instrumentation Centre (ABIC), a [email protected] centre coordinated by HKU
  • Coordinating administrative works which promote the educational mission (including research, innovation and entrepreneurship) of the University will also be required


  • A PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering, biomedical engineering or a related engineering field.
  • Preferably with research experience will be a plus. Prior or industrial R&D track records in biotechnologies, instrumentation, devices and microfluidics as well as commercialization experience will be advantageous.
  • With strong passion in conducting fundamental and applied research in metallurgy.
  • Fluent in English in both writing and verbal communications; clear and concise writing skills
  • Good time management with a strong sense of responsibility and research ethics
  • Mature, self-motivated, confident and able to work under pressure

What We Offer

The appointment will commence as soon as possible on 1-year temporary basis or 2-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. The appointment on fixed terms will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme at 15% of basic salary. Other benefits include annual leave, medical benefits and free access to on-campus gyms and libraries.

How to Apply

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online at the University’s Careers site ( ) and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of applications will start on May 1, 2023 and will continue until August 30, 2023 , or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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