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1. Positions

Professor(s) / Associate Professor(s) / Assistant Professor(s)

Post Specification

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is actively searching top international researchers in various fields for its strategic visions and goals, Biomedical Engineering (BME) is one of the multidisciplinary fields to focus on. The Department of Biomedical Engineering has new faculty positions from the University to support the development of the Department. Beside the above positions, the department is also actively recruiting top international leaders for its strategic hiring. We are seeking candidates to fill several faculty posts at full professor/ associate professor/ assistant professor levels with prospect for substantiation in BME department.

Building upon a strong record in multidisciplinary BME research, the Faculty of Engineering in close collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine is offering BME programmes at levels from Bachelor of Engineering to Doctor of Philosophy. The Department is looking for excellent candidates with various engineering underpinnings in the areas of (i) medical robotics; (ii) AI in biomedical applications; (iii) biomaterials and regenerative medicine; (iv) biomolecular engineering & nanomedicine; and (v) medical instrumentation & biosensing.

Successful candidates will be expected to (a) develop a significant independent research programme with external fundings; (b) supervise postgraduate students; and (c) teach both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Appointments will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years initially commencing as soon as possible, which, subject to mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later. The exact start date can be worked out with the successful applicants.


Interested parties may seek more information from Ms Heidi Chan at or Professor Aaron Ho (BME Department Chairman) at


Please visit CUHK Personnel website for application and more information about the job vacancy.

2. Positions

Research Assistant Professor

Post Specification

Leading the way in Hong Kong, the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) stands as the first BME department in the region. Established in 2017, we have been dedicated to fostering excellence in research. In the 2022 Shanghai Ranking of Academic Subjects, CUHK's Biomedical Engineering was honored as the top 13 globally (No. 1 in Hong Kong). We are inviting applications for the position of Research Assistant Professor. The primary areas of research span across the exciting fields of neuroscience, synthetic biology, molecular biology, cell biology, and bioengineering.

Opportunities for Growth

These positions offer unique opportunities for professional development, including leading independent cutting-edge research, mentoring students, collaborating with work-leading groups, writing grants, and teaching.

Salary and Contract Details

Salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications and experience. Appointment will initially be made on contract basis for up to three years commencing July 2024, renewable subject to performance and mutual agreement.


Applicants should possess a PhD degree in biological sciences or related areas, preferably in neuroscience, molecular biology, cell biology, synthetic biology, or bioengineering. Candidates should demonstrate a strong track record of lab-based research, as evidenced by high-quality publications, and must be proficient in both written and spoken English. Solid postdoctoral training is essential, unless the applicant can demonstrate exceptional research achievements. Experience in independently leading high-quality and innovative research projects is required, and success in research grant applications will be considered an advantage.

Research Directions

The position will focus on the development and application of novel tools, leveraging synthetic biology or optogenetics approaches, (1) to answer fundamental questions in neuroscience, molecular biology, or cell biology, and (2) to construct novel therapeutic strategies. The specific research projects can be tailored and discussed with project leaders, based on the applicant’s expertise, interests, and previous experience.


The duties and responsibilities can be customized depending on the applicant’s expertise and previous experience. General duties include:

  1. Conducting research and development within the theme mentioned above
  2. Writing and publishing top papers
  3. Co-supervising and mentoring students at both undergraduate and graduate levels/li>
  4. Collaborating and engaging with a multidisciplinary team
  5. Assisting in grant writing or applying for external grants independently

How to Apply

Applicants should submit an online application (application link) and attach a full resume, a list of publications, copies of academic credentials, together with names, addresses and e-mail addresses of three to five referees to whom the applicants' consent has been given for their providing references. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.