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Postdoc/Research Assistant in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (Appointment for 18 months) [Ref. C/R/367/09]



Hoof-ground interactions in the donkey

The donkey is a historically under-studied species despite its economic importance, particularly in low and middle-income countries (LMICs).  The project aims to address this by highlighting key biomechanical differences between donkeys and horses to further animal welfare.


The appointee will work for the project which involves data collection using inertial sensors, high speed cameras and pressure mats to investigate normal and abnormal biomechanics in the donkey as compared to the horse, with a focus on hoof-ground interactions.  Data collection will be based in Hong Kong, Mainland China and potentially elsewhere.  Duties include data collection and analysis, project planning and preparation of manuscripts for publication.


A Master’s degree in Equine Biomechanics/Equine Science or related areas, and no more than a total of 6 years of service at the University.

Experience of handling equines; willingness to travel; proficiency in complex data analysis, preparing manuscripts and Biomechanical research and coding (e.g. Matlab, R, Python); excellent organizational skills and willingness to work flexibly; and good command of spoken and written English are required.  Proficiency in Putonghua would be an advantage.

Candidates with a PhD and no more than 3 years’ experience after the award of a PhD degree may be considered for appointment as Postdoc.

Salary and Conditions of Service

Salary offered will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Fringe benefits include leave, medical and dental consultations at the campus clinic.

Information and Application

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