Job Opportunities

Applicants are invited for appointment as a Full-time Research Assistant to work at the Attention Brain and Cognition Lab in the Department of Psychology, University of Hong Kong, to commence as soon as possible for a period of 1 year, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants must have a Bachelor degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, or related fields. They should have a good communication skills and computer skills. Those with experience in conducting eye tracking experiments or data analysis with computational methods are preferred.

The appointee will work at the Attention Brain & Cognition Laboratory led by Dr. Janet Hsiao in the Department of Psychology at University of Hong Kong. He/She will assist in developing eye tracking and behavioral experiments, preparing stimuli, collecting data, and performing data analysis on a project related to explainable AI in collaboration with Huawei Hong Kong Research Center (HKRC). In particular, he/she will assist in advanced data analysis using Eye Movement analysis with Hidden Markov Models (EMHMM; http://abc.psy.hku.hk/emhmm), and will be working closely with other team members with interdisciplinary research backgrounds. Knowledge about explainable AI, deep learning, or computer vision is a plus. Information about the research in the lab can be obtained at http://abc.psy.hku.hk/. The partnering team from Huawei HKRC consists of researchers from various research units, whose research areas include deep learning framework, trustworthy AI software, fundamental AI theory and so on. For more information about the position, please contact Dr. Janet Hsiao at jhsiao@hku.hk.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

Applicants should send a completed application with a cover letter, an up-to-date C.V. including academic qualifications, research experience, publications, and at least two letters of reference to Dr. Janet Hsiao at jhsiao@hku.hk, with the subject line “XAI RA”. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.

We thank applicants for their interest, but advise that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.

University of Hong Kong & Huawei Hong Kong Research Center

Applicants are invited for appointment as a Post-doctoral Fellow to work with both the Attention Brain and Cognition Lab at the Department of Psychology, University of Hong Kong, and Huawei Hong Kong Research Center (HKRC), to commence as soon as possible for a period of 1 year, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Cognitive Science, or related fields. Applicants should have excellent programming and algorithmic skills, be proficient in at least one of the mainstream programming languages including Matlab/Python etc., and be curious, self-motivated and willing to participate in R&D over innovative and interdisciplinary topics. Familiarity with topics in explainable AI, deep learning methods, or computer vision is a plus. The appointee will work with Dr. Janet Hsiao (Department of Psychology, University of Hong Kong) on projects related to explainable AI in collaboration with Huawei HKRC. Information about the research in the lab can be obtained at http://abc.psy.hku.hk/. The partnering team from Huawei HKRC consists of researchers from various research units, whose research areas include deep learning framework, trustworthy AI software, fundamental AI theory and so on. For more information about the position, please contact Dr. Janet Hsiao at jhsiao@hku.hk.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

Applicants should send a completed application with a cover letter, an up-to-date C.V. including academic qualifications, research experience, publications, and three letters of reference to Dr. Janet Hsiao at jhsiao@hku.hk, with the subject line “Post-doctoral Position”. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.

We thank applicants for their interest, but advise that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.

KE Project: HKU Online Face Camp 2021/22 (Student RA Recruitment)

Role

Part-time Student Research Assistant for Online Face Camp (several posts; paid)

Description

The Attention Brain & Cognition Lab is recruiting part-time Student Research Assistants for a project relating to eye tracking and eye movement training for children. Applicants will be working closely with the project coordinator to conduct fieldwork with children. This involves performing eye movement and cognitive experiments, as well as leading weekly tutorial sessions with children. They will also assist in other aspects of the research project, including other data collection matters, preparation of materials, recording and editing videos, participant recruitment, and administrative work.

Applicants should have a good command of written and spoken English and Cantonese (native), and good communication skills. Preference will be given to those with experience and keen interests operating eye-tracking tools and working with children. The Student Research Assistants will be required to work for approximately 10-12 hours/week, with priority to those who can commit for long-term. They are also expected to work irregular hours in the weekends.

The position is available immediately. Review of the applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered.

Interested candidates should send a CV including academic qualifications and experience, a copy of the transcript, and a cover letter describing interests in this position addressed to Dr. Janet Hsiao at abclab at hku dot hk, with the subject line “Part-time RA Online Face Camp”. For more information please contact Dr. Janet Hsiao at jhsiao at hku dot hk.

Volunteer Research Assistant (Sleep, Self-Regulation, and Health Lab)

Research Internship (2021-2022)

We are looking for volunteer research assistants to work in the Sleep, Self-regulation, and Health lab (www.psychology.hku.hk/slashlab). We conduct experimental and intervention studies in the area of sleep, eating, and health conditions.

Interns will be working closely with other members of the lab on different aspects of one or more on-going research projects including (e.g. conduct partial sleep experiments, preparation of materials, study recruitment, and developing digital health interventions for various conditions including insomnia, depression, and chronic illness management).

Intern selection:

  • Strong academic competence and work ethic
  • Highly motivated and able to take initiative
  • Fluent in written and spoken Chinese (Cantonese) and English
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Skills in graphic design, UI & UX, and video production are appreciated
  • Knowledge of programming languages will be an advantage

Interns are required to work for approximately 10-12 hours/week; priority will be given to individuals who are flexible with schedules and prefer long-term involvements (2 semesters).

Highly motivated and capable individuals will have the opportunity to contribute to data analysis and manuscript writing and earn authorship credits.

Credit-bearing research internship courses, PSYC2072, and PSYC2073 are available.

If you are interested in getting involved in the lab, please email Dr. Wai Sze Chan (slashlab@hku.hk) with your CV and academic transcript.

Recruiting outstanding staff to promote excellence in teaching and learning, research, and knowledge exchange is one of The University of Hong Kong’s top priorities. To find out more about working with us and also what it’s like to live in Hong Kong, visit the website “Professors from Afar”.

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