Job Opportunities (COCHE)

About the Research Centre

In collaboration with the CityU, the University of Oxford and the Karolinska Institutet, the Hong Kong Centre for Cerebro-cardiovascular Health Engineering (COCHE) was established with the support of the ITC-InnoHK Programme to develop new ways to tackle cardiovascular disease (CVD), which is the world's leading cause of morbidity and mortality. To address the most pressing health challenges caused by CVD, COCHE focuses on developing innovative technologies such as flexible and wearable devices, biomedical and molecular imaging, nano-biosensing, micro-robotics, healthcare AI systems, and other ground-breaking methods to enable early prevention, diagnosis and intervention of the disease. These technologies can reduce the human cost while also alleviating financial and social burdens on the healthcare system. The COCHE research center, located in Hong Kong Science Park, has several openings in research areas and administration.

A. Executive Programme Directors

We are looking for experienced Executive Program Directors for

  • Programme 1 – Wearable Intelligent Sensor Engineering (WISE) and Bioinstrumentation, and
  • Programme 2 - Multi-Modal Medical & Molecular Imaging (4MI)

Job descriptions

The post holders, working closely with the Centre Director, will:

  • Lead the researchers of the research projects under the programme to accomplish the research goals
  • Develop strategic guidance, oversee project and programme design to ensure proper functioning of operations to implement COCHE's objectives;
  • Represent the interests of the research centre internally with senior academic and devote a significant amount of time on research at COCHE and actively contribute to the mentorship of graduate students and junior scientists;
  • Provide market insight to inform and drive the development of COCHE portfolio and wider activities, as well as monitor, analyze and understand COCHE performance against KPIs and targets; and
  • Liaise with potential funders, including research funders to raise funds for ongoing operations;
  • Facilitate potential technology transfer (e.g. collaborative research; contract work; and commercialization of intellectual property);

Requirements

  • Bachelor degree holder or above in business administration, biomedical engineering, or related discipline;
  • Fresh graduates are welcome, previous administration experience is an advantage;
  • Strong sense of responsibility, teamwork, and positive attitude;
  • Good communication and analytical skills with good command of English and Chinese (including Putonghua);
  • IT proficiency skills (especially in Outlook, MS Offie and Zoom);

General Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or an equivalent degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or a closely related field;
  • Strong interests in CVD applications is a must;
  • An internationally-recognised track record of innovation in research and publications in topics relevant to COCHE’s mission;
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience on research in the relevant fields;
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to present different strands of the Centre's research to potential collaborators of academic disciplines, the public and media, and existing and prospective funders;
  • Proven ability in leading, strategic planning, research project management, and research program development;
  • Good written and communication skills in English; Strong team spirit and interpersonal skills; Independent, responsible, and outgoing character; and
  • Wide network & collaboration with universities and companies is a plus.

Remuneration & Duration of Appointment

The remuneration package will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits for full-time appointment include leave and medical insurance, etc. Initial appointments will be made on a fixed-term contract of up to 1-3 years commencing immediately. Re-appointment thereafter will be subject to performance and mutual agreements.

The Application Materials that Should be Included

  • CV with a list of your publications.Cover letter with a brief summary of your relevant professional experience and knowledge, a brief description of what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals (Maximum 2 pages long)
  • Copy of the degree certificate(s) and transcripts of records from your previously attended university-level institutions. Translations into English if the original documents are issued in any other languages.
  • 2 Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.
  • Contact information for two reference persons who know your research work well. We reserve the right to contact references only for shortlisted candidates.

Application Closing Date

Applications will be considered continuously until the positions are filled.

Application Procedures

Please send your application materials and indicate your current and expected salary to HR@hkcoche.org


B. Research Positions: PhD, Postdoc, Research Scientist, Statistical Analyst, Senior Engineer/ Engineer (Electronic, optical, and software development)

Requirements

PhD, Postdoc, Research Scientist:

  • Degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mathematics, Material Science , or a closely related field;
  • Expertise in any of the following areas: wearable and flexible electronics, signal and imaging processing, computational mathematics, machine learning, and AI and nanorobotics, MRI, and interests in CVD applications
  • Previous experience in any of the areas including wearable devices, flexible sensing, biomedical signal processing, optical imaging, physiological imaging, fast MRI, multimodal imaging, nano-micro robotics, ultrasound and/or photo-acoustic imaging, drug delivery devices, computational fluid dynamics, cardiovascular modeling, AI and mobile health is highly desirable
  • Hands-on experience with prototyping of biomedical systems/medical devices and physiological modeling is a plus.

Statistical Analyst:

  • Degree in Data Science, Statistics, Biostatistics, Information Technology or related disciplines;
  • Previous experience in data analysis;
  • Proficiency in organizing, manipulating, and mining large datasets;
  • Proficiency in analytical tools and programming language (e.g. SAS, Python, ACL, SQL, HTML, CSS and JavaScript) is an advantage.

Senior Engineer/ Engineer (Electronic, optical, and software development):

  • Degree in computer science, Biomedical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or relevant disciplines;
  • Strong programming skills in C/C++, Python, Matlab, etc;
  • Previous experience in any of the areas including wearable devices, flexible sensing, biomedical signal processing, optical imaging, physiological imaging, MRI, multimodal imaging, nano-micro robotics, ultrasound and/or photo-acoustic imaging, drug delivery devices, computational fluid dynamics, cardiovascular modeling, AI and mobile health is highly desirable;
  • Advanced microscopy and image processing and improve functions of cell separation, paring and manipulation

Excellent oral communication and written skills in English, with good organizational and analytical abilities.

Remuneration & Duration of Appointment

The remuneration package will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits for full-time appointments include leave and medical insurance, etc. Initial appointments will be made on a fixed-term contract of up to 1-3 years commencing immediately. Re-appointment thereafter will be subject to performance and mutual agreements.

The Application Materials that Should be Included

  • CV with a list of your publications.
  • Cover letter
  • Copy of the degree certificate(s) and transcripts of records from your previously attended university-level institutions. Translations into English if the original documents are issued in any other language.
  • For research positions, 2 representative publications or technical reports are required. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

Application Closing Date

All the research positions in the different areas described above are immediately available. Applications will be considered continuously until the positions are filled.

Application Procedures

Please send your application materials and indicate your current and expected salary to HR@hkcoche.org


C. Administrative Assistant

Job descriptions

  • Provide daily office administrative support and answer enquiries;
  • Assist in documents filing and archiving;
  • Maintain office supplies;
  • Coordinate maintenance of office equipment;
  • Support scheduling of meetings, room setup, agenda and minutes preparation;
  • Coordinate the logistics of international conferences, seminars and other academic activities and internal activities as required; and
  • Handle ad hoc tasks as assigned by the Centre Director or his delegates.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree holder or above;
  • Fresh graduates are welcome, previous administration experience is an advantage;
  • Strong sense of responsibility, teamwork, and positive attitude;
  • Good command of written and spoken English, Cantonese and Putonghua;
  • IT proficiency skills (especially in Outlook, MS Office, Zoom and Teams);

Duration of Appointment

Initial appointment for a period of 1-3 years with the possibility of extension.

Salary and Conditions of Service

The remuneration package will be highly competitive, and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits for full-time appointments include leave and medical insurance, etc.

Application Procedures

Please send your application materials and indicate your current and expected salary to HR@hkcoche.org


Last modified on 29 September, 2022