Research Assistant(s)
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
New Territories, Hong Kong


The Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability (IEES) of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is dedicated to enhancing scholarship, education, research and knowledge transfer in various areas related to the environment and energy, with particular emphasis on issues in the Hong Kong and East Asian regions.

IEES is looking for Research Assistant(s) to assist in research projects on the impacts of climate change on atmospheric circulation, air pollution and food production, with a focus on the implications for the environment and human health in the East Asian region during the coming decades.

  • Applicants should have (i) a Bachelor's degree in the Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, or related disciplines in the Physical Sciences and Engineering;
  • and (ii) expertise and interest in one of the following areas :

  • a) Modeling the impacts of future land use, agricultural and ecosystem changes on air quality and climate, including physical and biogeochemical feedbacks within the earth system;
  • developing better model representation for biosphere-atmosphere exchange within climate and atmospheric chemistry models;
  • examining the impacts of air pollution and climate change on crop production, food security and ecosystem services. (Professor Amos Tai)

  • b) Emission inventory compilation for past years and future scenarios for long-term air quality model simulations; implementation of an adjoint model to estimate the sensitivity of pollutants to climate and atmospheric composition;
  • development and application of a lidar measurement network for air quality studies. (Professor Steve Yim)

    c) Health impact modeling, and evaluation of model output using air quality and health data; exposure studies based on management and analysis of air quality data collected at monitoring sites.

    Professors Kin-fai Ho and Steve Yim)

    d) Prediction of climate variability on the subseasonal-to-interannual time scales, with a focus on East Asia, using dynamical model tools.

    Professors Francis Tam and Gabriel Lau)

  • e) Application of a hierarchy of climate and atmospheric chemistry models for simulating air quality at different scales;
  • dynamical downscaling based on high-resolution models for stimulating climate change impacts on the urban environment. (Professors Steve Yim, Amos Tai and Francis Tam)

    The appointees will (1) perform research tasks under the sole or joint supervision of faculty member(s) and / or senior research staff member(s) in one of the above areas, and (2) perform other duties as assigned.

    Appointment will be made on contract basis for one year commencing as soon as practicable, renewable subject to mutual agreement.

    Applicants should submit through online application their curriculum vitae (including publication(s), if any; and contact information of two referees), as well as a one-

    page statement summarizing their specific expertise and interest in the research topics listed above. Enquiries could be directed to iees

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