Postdoctoral Researcher, Engineering

Smart Manufacturing Division 

Ref: SMD080/24, 9483


Job Description


Who we are looking for:

  • Creativity in new ideas and future focus vision. 
  • Collaboration with colleagues and the community at large.
  • Work Smart, Play Smart!


What you'll do: 

  • Conduct R&D works in any of the following expertise: - 

    • Automation equipment, IoT devices, and optical inspection equipment 
    • Advanced manufacturing solutions related to polymer synthesis, chemical extraction, sensor, machine IoT, human-machine interface, production process 
    • Development of nanomaterial related to electrospinning nanofiber, Li-ion battery and relevant material characterization, etc. 
    • Development of functional material related to electrodeposition, thin film fabrication and relevant material characterization, etc  
  • Conduct design, development and evaluation for R&D project delivery 

  • Conduct desktop research on advanced manufacturing and material development 

  • Provide consultancy services on industrial applications 

  • Prepare project proposal and progress report  

  • Engage with R&D partners (universities, tech suppliers, clients, end-users, etc.) and conduct technology commercialization events (training, seminar, conference, exhibition, etc.) local and overseas 

  • Travel to Mainland China and overseas occasionally for project implementation and new technology study. 


You'll be a good fit if you have/are: 

  • Doctoral degree in Physics, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Automation Engineering, Industrial System Engineering or related engineering and science disciplines from a local university/top 100 university 

  • Knowledge and skill in any of the following areas: - 

    • AI, robotics, machine learning, automation, system integration, IIoT, PLC programming, cloud computing, industrial and systems engineering.  
    • Polymer synthesis, chemical extraction, sensor technologies, automation, manufacturing process development 
    • Manufacturing processing and material development for application of nanomaterial 
    • Manufacturing processing and material development for application of functional material 
  • Working experience in technology research and development preferred. 

  • Good command of English and Putonghua. 


1. Applicant may be considered for other positions if not matching the requirements of the subject position.

2. This is a position funded by the Research Talent Hub Programme under the Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF) to conduct R&D project.


What we offer and What you’ll like here:

  • Exciting new technology development (e.g. IoT, 5G, LoRA, AI etc.) to actualize your creative ideas
  • Opportunities to work with our innovative and vibrant talents
  • Embracing work flexibility (including Flexi-work hour)
  • Dynamic and energetic culture with smart outfits and sport shoes
  • Academic training scholarship to take your career up a notch
  • Dental benefit
  • Medical benefits from Day-1 with extended coverage to dependent(s)


Apply now if you’re ready to take the challenge!  Do not miss this opportunity to join us to Create Value and “MAKE SMART SMARTER”!  


HKPC will take into consideration both the quantitative and qualitative requirements of the post when selecting the suitable candidates.  A competitive salary package commensurate with academic qualifications and experience will be offered.  The successful candidates will be employed on a fixed-term contract basis, which is renewable subject to appointee’s performance and the Council’s development needs.


Applicants are welcome to submit application at the HKPC e-Recruitment System ( in 1 week from the posting date.  Recruitment will continue until the position is filled.  


Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purpose only. Candidates not invited for interviews within 6 weeks may consider their applications unsuccessful and the applications will be disposed by HKPC within 12 months.