Senior Research Assistant in Social Sciences
University of Hong Kong Faculty of Social Sciences
Hong Kong

Senior Research Assistant (holding the functional title of Project Coordinator) in Social Sciences

The University of Hong Kong

Ref.: 500355

Work type: Full-time

Department: Faculty of Social Sciences (30000)

Categories: Research Support Staff
Hong Kong

Senior Research Assistant (holding the functional title of Project Coordinator) in the Centre for Water Technology and Policy (Ref.: 500355) (to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis, with contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 10% of basic salary, with the possibility of renewal, subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability) 

The Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Social Sciences, in close collaboration, has jointly established and operated the Centre for Water Technology and Policy to conduct cutting edge research in, and contribute to interdisciplinary teaching programmes on, water science, technology and policy in relation to broader urban sustainability goals. The Centre involved, as appropriate, other institutions, professional bodies and scholars in Hong Kong and internationally to pursue excellence in research and teaching on water technology-policy interface issues, and to reach out to the community to stimulate discussion on relevant research findings. 

The appointee will be involved in a multi-year interdisciplinary project that makes use of cutting edge Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to study residential water usage and water conservation policy in Hong Kong. The project is being undertaken by a team of researchers drawn from the Faculties of Social Sciences and Engineering.

Applicants should possess a Master of Philosophy or a Master’s degree in Engineering or other related disciplines, with at least one year’s work experience. They should be familiar with, and possess experiences in, embedded systems and software development life-cycle, as well as project management. Prior research and professional experiences in wireless sensor network, low-power wide-area network, and web application development would be an advantage.  The appointee will coordinate the design, implementation, validation and deployment of a smart water metering system for collecting and analyzing domestic water usage data in Hong Kong. Those who have experience, or are interested in, conducting innovative, interdisciplinary research are encouraged to apply. Enquiries about the post should be sent to

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., transcripts and a writing sample. Review of applications will start as soon as and continue until July 31, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.


Advertised:Jun 2, 2020 (HK Time) 

Applications close:Jul 31, 2020 (HK Time)

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