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Post-doctoral Research Fellow Opportunities in CUHK BME

This application is open all year round. Several Principal Investigators in BME Department are recruiting Post-doctoral Research Fellows in their research groups.

Applicants should have a PhD degree in related fields and should be from Top 10 universities in their countries or a well-recognised university among the top 100 institutions for related subjects in the latest publication of world university ranking tables, including the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Academic Ranking of World Universities) or Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

6 Job Openings are available as follows:

Opening 1

Principal Investigator: Professor Raymond Tong

Project Title/Lab Name: Soft Robotics for Upper-Limb and Lower-Limb Rehabilitation

Abstract/Description: This project aims to develop a 3D-printed soft robotic (hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder, knee, ankle) for rehabilitation training based on the technology in Soft-Elastic Composite Actuator and intention-driven control system to facilitate neuroplasticity in the brain. The objectives of this project are: (i) to facilitate better hand, upper limb and lower limb recovery on more stroke survivors and elderly in society with the soft robotic design, (ii) to 3D-print soft robotics with our advanced design and control algorithm to provide more function tasks training.

Stroke remains the global leading causes of long-term disabilities. As a result, the role of rehabilitation robotics becomes increasingly prominent in enhancing the quality of life(QOL) of the stroke survivors. However, current metal robotic system seems to be very restricted in design due to the motor size and weight. This limitation also affects the training tasks that can be done using the device. Soft robotics, on the other hand is a new approach, which are more compliant and can provide more degree of freedoms to generate more upper limb functions. This project will continuously support the leading role in rehabilitation robotic development; and launch the new advanced healthcare products and services in the region and overseas.

Job Requirements: Applicants should have (a) self-motivation, a good sense of responsibility and strong problem-solving skills; (b) good communication and writing skill; and (c) preferably at least one of the following experiences to fit the need of our different projects: SolidWork/ LabView/SPSS; Soft robots design; Signal processing; Control algorithm design; or Stroke rehabilitation. Job Duties: Duties include (1) assisting in the development of soft robots for rehabilitation; (2) conducting clinical trial with stroke subjects, persons after stroke and persons with disability; (3) writing journal papers and reports, (4) analysing data; and (5) performing other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

Contact: Applicants may seek more information from Dr. Ling-fung Yeung at lfyeung@link.cuhk.edu.hk , Mr. Kelvin Heung at 1155033948@link.cuhk.edu.hk or Professor Raymond Tong at kytong@cuhk.edu.hk.

Opening 2

Principal Investigator: Professor Raymond Tong

Project Title/Lab Name Simultaneous Dual-Task Cycling Exercise Training on Cognitive Function for the Elderly

Abstract/Description: Cognitive decline is related to ageing, which can progress to become mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia. Hong Kong is facing the ageing population challenge and we would like to keep the elderly to have a good quality of life and independence. Maintaining cognitive function will be essential and important. Regular exercise has been shown to provide some cognitive benefits in healthy and cognitively impaired elderly, but the training type and intensity are remaining vary and unclear. Dual-task cognitive training software (game, VR or AR) has also shown a positive benefit to cognitive function in the elderly. Recent studies showed that combined exercise-cognitive simultaneously has better beneficial effects on cognitive function. Cycling is a safe aerobic exercise. The new system can adjust the training intensity based on the real-time muscle activities (electromyography, EMG) to provide aerobic exercise, and together with simultaneous dual-task cognitive training. It should provide an effective and safe platform for the elderly to improve their cognitive function. The system will be easy to install and the subject can safely conduct the exercise without involving a lot of manpower, which will be cost effective in providing a better quality of healthcare training in promoting cognitive health.

Job Requirements: Applicants should have (a) self-motivation, a good sense of responsibility and strong problem-solving skills; (b) good communication and writing skill; and (c) preferably at least one of the following experiences to fit the need of our different projects: Computer Programming/Matlab/SPSS; Cognitive; Signal processing; Control algorithm design; or Stroke rehabilitation.

Job Duties: Duties include (1) assisting in the development of cognitive training software and integrating with cycling hardware system; (2) conducting clinical trial with stroke subjects, persons after stroke and persons with disability; (3) writing journal papers and reports, (4) analysing data; and (5) performing other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

Contact: Applicants may seek more information from Mr. Kenry Leung at kenry.leung@cuhk.edu.hk or Professor Raymond Tong at kytong@cuhk.edu.hk.

Opening 3

Principal Investigator: Professor Liting Duan

Project Title/Lab Name: Biomedical Applications based on Optogenetics

Abstract/Description: Optogenetics is a cutting-edge technology that uses light to control cell behaviors. This optical control can achieve unmatched resolution both in space and in time over targeted processes. Based on light-inducible protein-protein interaction, we will develop optogenetic strategies to optically control intracellular activities for various biomedical applications.

Job Requirements: Skills and training in molecular/synthetic biology, including living cell fluorescence imaging, cell culture, western blot and so on.

Contact: Applicants may seek more information from ltduan@cuhk.edu.hk, or http://ltduan.com/

Opening 4

Principal Investigator: Professor Megan Yi-Ping HO

Project Title/Lab Name: Rapid Diagnosis of Bacterial Infections and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing / Microfluidics Innovated Bio-Applications

Abstract/Description: The existing gold standard to diagnosing pneumonia and the antimicrobial susceptibility takes a long time, and the delay in diagnosis can lead to ineffective treatment as well as misuse of antibiotics. The available molecular approaches may provide a rapid assessment of the genetic contents of bacteria, but the inability to identify live bacteria may lead to a suboptimal treatment with antibiotics and subsequently aggravate the problem of antimicrobial resistance. This project responds to this urgent call for an effective and user-friendly approach to locating the genus of infected pathogens and antimicrobial susceptibility at an early stage for optimal treatment. The candidate will develop a multifunctional detection platform based on a combination of biosensors and droplet microfluidics.

Job Requirements: Candidates with strong background in engineering biosensors and microfluidics for biological applications are preferred.

Job Duties: The candidate will be in charge of the development of biosensors and microfluidic systems for the captioned purpose. The candidate will also need to communicate with our clinical partners.

Contact: To apply for this position, please send your CV and a list of 3 references to ypho@cuhk.edu.hk .

Opening 5

Principal Investigator: Professor Renjie Zhou

Project Title/Lab Name: Laser Metrology and Biomedicine Laboratory

Abstract/Description: The Laser Metrology and Biomedicine Laboratory at The Chinese University of Hong Kong has 2 postdoc positions starting immediately. Candidates with the passion to work on developing cutting-edge research in is highly encouraged to apply. The initial appointment is for 1 year, and it will renewed for another 1 year or more subject to satisfying performance. Interested candidates should directly contact Prof. Zhou (rjzhou@cuhk.edu.hk) with CV that contains education background, working experience, publication records, and a list of 2-3 referees.

Job Requirements: The candidates should have a PhD degree or similar from a recognizable university. He/she should have a solid academic background in at least one of the following areas: (1) information optics; (2) biomedical optics; (3) precision instrumentation; (4) optical imaging instrumentation; (5) image processing.

Job Duties: Successful applicants will be expected to work on developing high speed and high sensitivity 2D and 3D interferometric microscopy systems for biomedical imaging and metrology applications. They are also expected to mentor graduate students and junior researchers in the lab.

Contact: Applicants may seek more information from Prof. Renjie Zhou at rjzhou@cuhk.edu.hk and the lab homepage https://www.lambcuhk.org .

Opening 6

Postdoctoral researcher opening in the Biomaterial and Tissue Engineering Laboratory in the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Biomaterial and Tissue Engineering Laboratory in the Chinese University of Hong Kong (PI: Professor Bian Liming) is now recruiting postdocs.

Candidates with a Ph.D. degree in the relevant fields such as chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science, polymer science/physics, chemistry, and life sciences are welcome to apply.

Candidates can contact Prof. Bian at lbian@cuhk.edu.hk for more details.

The details of Prof Bian’s research can be found at the lab website. http://www.bme.cuhk.edu.hk/lbian/

ENQUIRIES

Applicants shall contact with the contact person directly of the job opening for more information.