Post-doctoral Fellowships

The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong (HK)
May 06 2021
Other, Other
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type


Founded in 1911, The University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years. The University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and over 140 academic departments and institutes/centres. There are around 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 4,000 members of academic and academic-related staff coming from multi-cultural backgrounds, many of whom are internationally renowned.

Post-doctoral Fellowships

Applications are invited for a number of positions as Post-doctoral Fellow (PDF) at the University of Hong Kong.  Appointments will be made for a period of 2 to 3 years and the appointees must be in post on or before April 30, 2022.

PDF posts are created specifically to bring new impetus and vigour to the University’s research enterprise.  Positions are available from time to time to meet the strategic research needs identified by the University.  Positions are available in the following Faculties/Departments/Schools/Laboratories:

- Department of Real Estate and Construction
- School of English
- Faculty of Dentistry
- Faculty of Education
- Department of Computer Science
- Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Department of Mechanical Engineering
- School of Biomedical Sciences
- Department of Medicine
- Department of Microbiology
- Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
- Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy
- School of Public Health
- Department of Surgery
- School of Biological Sciences
- Department of Chemistry
- Department of Earth Sciences
- Department of Geography
- Department of Social Work and Social Administration
- State Key Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
- State Key Laboratory of Liver Research
- State Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
- State Key Laboratory of Synthetic Chemistry

Post-doctoral Fellows

PDFs are expected to devote full-time to research.  Applicants should be doctoral degree holders having undertaken original research that has contributed to the body of knowledge.  A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered.  Annual leave and medical benefits will also be available.


Prospective applicants are invited to visit our webpage at to view the list of the Faculties/Departments/Schools/Laboratories and their research areas in which PDF positions are currently available.  Before preparing an application, they should contact the Head of the respective academic unit, or the contact person as specified, to ascertain that their research expertise matches the research area in which a vacant PDF post is available.

Applicants should apply online ( and upload an up-to-date CV.  They should also provide further information such as details of their research experience, publications, and research proposals.  Closes June 11, 2021.  

The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency