Postdoctoral Researcher, Metals and Machinery Technology (SMD065/20)

Postdoctoral Researcher, Metals and Machinery Technology 
Smart Manufacturing & Mainland Business Division 
Ref: SMD065/20
Post Date: 19 June 2020

Job Duties:

  • Carry out development on refill friction stir spot welding mechanism, machinery and technology for dissimilar metal materials, carbon fiber reinforced composite and plastic joining
  • Conduct R&D works on machinery, machining and materials technology development
  • Assist to provide consultancy service on machinery and automation systems development as well as metals machining, die casting, forming and joining
  • Collect information and formulate government project ideas on technology and industry development, upgrading and dissemination
  • Compile technological publications and articles, apply patent for innovations
  • Develop, market and conduct new technology training, seminars, conferences and other programmes
  • Support ad hoc projects and assignments when required
  • Travel to Mainland China and overseas occasionally for project implementation and new technology study

Job Requirements:

  •  Doctoral Degree in mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, metallurgy, physics or related disciplines from a local university or world top 200 university
  •  Working experience in R&D, government project and patent application preferred
  •  Industrial experience in machinery, equipment and tooling design and development an advantage
  •  Knowledge and skill in programming, CAD/CAM/CAE, data analytics and artificial intelligence a plus
  •  Good presentation, communication and interpersonal skills
  •  Mature, self-motivated, confident and able to work under pressure
  •  Good command of both spoken and written English and Chinese, including Putonghua. Command of 4th language such as German or Japanese will be an advantage
  •  Applicants with less working experience may be considered and offering other positions if not matching the requirements of the subject position

This is a position funded by the Postdoctoral Hub Programme under the Technology Talent Scheme of the Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF) R&D project from April 2020 to December 2021.


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 should send application, together with a detailed resume, current and expected salary and contact telephone number by email to (quoting the reference number on the subject heading) within 2 weeks.

Applications not quoting reference number will lead to late processing.

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.