Research Assistant Professor
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
New Territories, Hong Kong


Department / Unit : Brain and Mind Institute

Closing date : December 20, 2018

The Chinese University of Hong Kong ranks among top 50 in the world according to QS World University Rankings. Our collaborators in infant research include the MARCS Institute at Western Sydney University, Utrecht University, and Nanyang Technological University Singapore.

As three quarters of Hong Kong is countryside, it is a metropolis that offers a multitude of living possibilities.

Research Assistant Professor positions are available at the Brain and Mind Institute (Director : Professor Patrick Wong) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong for conducting a newly funded infant cohort study focusing on auditory, language and neurocognitive development.

We plan to enroll 300 newborns for a five-year longitudinal study, with many additional possibilities for conducting cross-

sectional studies. Over 7,000 births take place in our primary teaching hospital per year, and research nurses conduct subject recruitment in the maternity ward.

About one-third of our infant subjects are from bilingual homes. Candidates with behavioral and / or neural research experience as pertained to early childhood in any substantive capacities are encouraged to apply.

We are particularly interested in broad thinkers with good quantitative skills to join our team.

  • Applicants should have (i) a relevant PhD degree with post-doctoral training in the area of linguistics, psychology, neuroscience ore a related field;
  • ii) a strong interest in infant developmental studies; (iii) strong international publication records; (iv) the ability to manage his / her research independently;
  • v) the ability to supervise mentees for research activities; and (vi) a strong motivation for a future independent career.

    The appointment will initially be made on contract basis for up to two years commencing January 2019, renewable subject to mutual agreement.

    For inquiries, candidates should email CV to Professor Patrick Wong (p.wong Multiple positions are available.

    Applications will be reviewed immediately.

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