Job Opportunities

Part-Time Research Assistantship / Internship

Attention Brain & Cognition Lab, Department of Psychology, University of Hong Kong

A part-time research assistant /internship position is available in the Attention Brain & Cognition Lab led by Dr. Janet Hsiao in the Department of Psychology, University of Hong Kong. The research assistant will assist in developing eye tracking and behavioral experiments, preparing stimuli, collecting data, and performing basic data analysis on a project related to eye movements and face processing. Experience in conducting eye tracking experiments or in working with children is preferred but not required. Depending on the interest, the research assistant may also assist in advanced data analysis using Eye Movement analysis with Hidden Markov Models (EMHMM; There are also opportunities to participate in projects related to current research in the lab including EEG and computational modeling.

Requirements: Background in Psychology, Cognitive Science, or related fields. Experience in conducting psychological experiments. Good communication skills. Good computer skills.

The position is available immediately. Review of the applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

To know more about the research in the lab, please see our publications here:

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, to: Dr. Janet Hsiao, jhsiao at hku dot hk, with the subject line “Part-time RA”. For more information, please contact Dr. Janet Hsiao.

Research Internship (2022-2023)

We are looking for research interns to work in the Sleep, Self-regulation, and Health lab ( We conduct experimental and intervention studies concerning behavioral regulation, sleep, and mental and physical wellbeing.  

Interns will work closely with other members of the lab on different aspects of one or more ongoing research projects including:

– conduct literature review

– prepare experimental materials

– administer experimental procedures

– assist clinical psychologists in conducting assessments and scorings of questionnaires in community and university settings

Intern selection:

– Strong academic competence is a must

– Effective communication and interpersonal skills are necessary

– Strong organization skills and attention to detail are required

– Fluency in written and spoken Chinese (Cantonese) and English is required

– Prior lab experience is an advantage

Interns are required to work for approximately 12 hours/week and must commit to two 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 when the autumn semester starts. 

If you are interested in getting involved in the lab, please email Dr. Wai Sze Chan ( with your CV and academic transcript. Interviews take place in early August. Training begins in late August.

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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