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


Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, working with more than 150 ophthalmologists and visual scientists in Hong Kong and Mainland China, is committed to advancing patient services, research, training and education to the highest possible standard in all major areas of ophthalmology and visual sciences.

The Department has a strong track record and profile in international ophthalmology, and is dedicated to worthwhile community programmes and public education projects.

The Department, always in search of excellence’, is highly committed to supporting career development of all staff members.

  • Assistant Computer Officer(s) The appointee will be responsible for (a) developing in-house VR software with screening algorithm and other software for research projects;
  • b) co-ordinating with different collaborating organisations to arrange screening investigation study with the in-house developed software;
  • c) testing in-house developed software with test subjects to collect test data from screening investigation; (d) performing data and image analysis in research projects;
  • e) enhancing the performance of the in-house developed research software after data collection and analysis; (f) assisting in preparation of funding proposal and academic publication for the research projects;
  • g) handling procurement and maintenance of hardware and software for the research projects; (h) setting up servers for research data storage and analytical system for machine learning and deep learning;
  • and (i) performing other departmental duties as assigned.Applicants should have (i) a Bachelor’s, an MPhil or a PhD degree in Electronics / Mechanical / Computer Engineering, Data Science, Mathematics, Physics, or related disciplines from a recognised university or a technical institute;
  • ii) expertise in object-oriented programming with C# or Java and experience in software / application development with game engine (e.

  • g. Unity 3D, Unreal); (iii) experience in 2D and 3D graphics model design (e.g. Blender 3D, Maya, 3DS Max); (iv) expertise in Python or Matlab with skills in image analysis and computer vision;
  • v) knowledge of machine learning and deep learning; (vi) knowledge of biostatistics and experience in R, STATA, SPSS or SAS;
  • and (vii) knowledge of and experience in microcontroller programming using Arduino, Teensy or Micro : bit. At least 2 years’ relevant coding experience is preferred.

    Strong communication skills and previous clinical research experience will be advantageous.Appointment will initially be made on a 1-

    or 2-year contract (with contract-end gratuity for a 2-year contract), renewable subject to good performance and mutual agreement.

    Application Procedure The University only accepts and considers applications submitted online for this post.

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