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Post-doctoral Fellow/Research Associate | Division of Public Policy

The Division of Public Policy (PPOL) and School of Engineering seek to recruit a new Post-doctoral Fellow/Research Associate to work on a research project entitled “Strategic Planning for Transforming Hong Kong into a Leading Global Aviation and Innovation Hub”, which is supported by General Support Programme (GSP) under Innovation and Technology Fund.  This project aims to study the new trends in the global aviation technology industry under the COVID-19 pandemic, evaluate Hong Kong's positioning by interviewing all relevant stakeholders, conduct a series of international case studies through site visits and interviews to investigate possible technological innovations applicable to Hong Kong, and put together a technology roadmap with five established foci.

The appointee will be housed in the PPOL but will work closely with a cross-disciplinary team of faculty from Public Policy, Aerospace Engineering and Computer Science on this project.  During the appointment, the major responsibility is to take the leadership role of a project manager and ensure the progress and timely delivery of the project.  Main tasks include supervising PhD students and Master students in the team, contacting involved stakeholders, scheduling and conducting interviews, focus group discussions and workshops (both internationally and within Hong Kong), assisting aviation conference organization at the end of project, writing project reports, and co-authoring journal articles. Depending on performance, the employment can be renewed for another year, during which the appointee will mainly be collaborating with the supervisors on academic research and publications.

Applicants should have a recognized PhD degree in social sciences, management, public policy, urban planning, english language, communication and applied linguistics, or related discipline, with an excellent command of written and spoken English.  The successful applicant is expected to have strong communication skills, project management capability, sense of responsibility and project timeliness, responsiveness to fast-paced research environment, and excellent independent research ability.  The candidate must have been well trained in qualitative research methodologies such as interviews, focus group discussions and workshops. Experience and interest in relevant air transportation or technological advancement related research are desirable.  Familiarity with quantitative research such as statistical analysis and machine learning is a plus, but not necessary.  The appointment is expected to commence in April 2021. (Duration: 1 year, with a possibility of 1-year renewal depending on performance)

Salary is highly competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Fringe benefits include annual leave, medical and dental benefits.  Contract renewal will be subject to performance, funding availability and mutual agreement. 

Application Procedure
In support of a green work environment, we accept applications submitted online only.  To apply, please complete an online application form through the HKUST Careers website (https://hkustcareers.ust.hk) and return it online together with (a) a curriculum vitae; (b) a letter of intent describing their motivation, qualifications, skills and experience relevant to this position; (c) 2-5 writing samples (e.g., working papers, journal publications, white papers, consulting reports); and (d) 2-3 reference letters to the Human Resources Office on or before Tuesday, 23 March 2021.  Applicants will receive an acknowledgement by email upon successful submission.  We thank applicants for their interest, but advise that only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the result of the application.

For enquiries, please contact Dr. Pengyu ZHU (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

For online application, please use the following link:

https://hrmsxprod.psft.ust.hk:8044/psp/hrmsxprod/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=6011&SiteId=1000&PostingSeq=1

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