Wednesday, 13 April 2016 14:57

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Real Estate and Construction

Ref. : 201600441
Posting Title : Research Assistant Professor
Department : Department of Real Estate and Construction
Closing Date : April 18, 2016

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor in iLab at HKUrbanLab in the Department of Real Estate and Construction, to commence from as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.


The Department is seeking to make a strategic appointment with a view to strengthening an area of building information modeling (BIM) and smart construction, and integrating them into the newly branded research facility/cluster called iLab. Applicants should possess at least 2 years' postdoctoral work experience, with preference given to those with experience in construction informatics. The following specific areas of knowledge are essential:  (i) understanding the operations of architecture, engineering, construction, and operation sector; (ii) extensive knowledge of and direct support experience in GIS- and BIM-related software; (iii) hardware (GPS, GSM, IMU, Bluetooth, barometer and other ancillary modules on low-energy consumption/long last motherboards) development and synergy; (iv) demonstrated extensive knowledge of and direct support experience in programming-related software and languages (e.g. Python, C++, C#, Visual Studio, Java, etc.); (v) digital logic and automation systems; (vi) data structure and algorithms; and (vii) computer graphics and animations. They should be a highly motivated individual who will work closely with other professors in the Department. Attention to details and having the ability to work on his/her own initiative are crucial. 


The appointee will be required to make a substantial contribution to (i) the development of the hardware and software of the iLab; (ii) urban big data collection, storage, analysis, and presentation to inform decision-making in the context of urban development; (iii) integration of GIS, BIM, and Internet of Things; (iv) bridging BIM and building using digital technologies; (v) realizing smart properties (e.g. awareness, autonomy, and communicativeness) of smart construction objects; (vi) smart construction system customization and scalability; and (vii) developing a personal research profile within the general and multidisciplinary remit of the HKUrbanLab. Information about the HKUrbanLab can be obtained at


A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered.  The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary, as well as annual leave, and medical benefits. 


Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V. to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please indicate the reference number clearly in all correspondence. Application forms (345/1111) can be downloaded at Further particulars can be obtained at  Closes April 18, 2016.


The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.

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