CENTRE FOR ADVANCES IN RELIABILITY AND SAFETY LIMITED

Centre for Advances in Reliability and Safety Limited (CAiRS), initiated by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, is established in 2020 with its operation located in the Hong Kong Science Park, New Territories, Hong Kong. The mission of CAiRS is to bridge academic and industrial counterparts to introduce and implement artificial intelligence methods and prognostic techniques to advance reliability and safety. The goal of the Centre is to improve reliability and safety of critical components and devices, products, systems and sub-systems designed, commissioned and/or manufactured by Hong Kong companies and enterprises. More information about the company can be found at http://www.cairs.hk.

  1. Postdoctoral Fellow (Ref. No.: CAiRS-R9/P3.1 - Development of canaries for catastrophic failure prevention)
    [Appointment period will end on 30 June 2025]

  2. Research Associate (Ref. No.: CAiRS- R10/P3.1 - Development of canaries for catastrophic failure prevention)
    [Appointment period will end on 30 June 2025]


Duties

The appointees will report to the Project Leader and the Centre Director or his designate (currently Program Manager), and perform research and related work in exploring novel strategies for improving the safety and reliability of electrochemical energy storage devices and systems. Particular focus will be on monitoring the state-of-health and estimations of their failure in advance.

The Postdoctoral Fellow appointee will be required to:

  1. conduct studies of related literature and applied research; 
  2. supervise junior researchers to conduct studies of related literature and applied research;
  3. report research progress and results regularly to project team;
  4. write and publish articles in high-tier peer-reviewed journals; and
  5. perform any other duties as assigned by the Centre Director or his delegates.

The Research Associate appointee will be required to:

  1. conduct studies of related literature and applied research;
  2. report research progress and results regularly to project team;
  3. support writing and publish articles in high-tier peer-reviewed journals; and
  4. perform any other duties as assigned by the Centre Director or his delegates.

Qualifications

Applicants for the post of Postdoctoral Fellow should have a doctoral degree in Physical Sciences, Engineering, or an equivalent qualification in a related field. They should also have a strong analytical skill with interests in big data and artificial intelligence.

Applicants for the post of Research Associate should have a master’s degree in Physical Sciences, Engineering, or a related field. Knowledge in a programming language (e.g. C, Python, etc.) will be an advantage.

For both posts, applicants should also have:

  1. research experience in battery/electrochemistry related experiments;
  2. knowledge of product reliability methods and principles;
  3. good interpersonal and communication skills; and
  4. good command of written and spoken English.

Fresh graduates are also welcome.

Preference will be given to those with research experience in lithium-ion battery development.

Applicants are invited to contact Dr Steven T. Boles at steven.t.boles@polyu.edu.hk  for further information.

What you enjoy at CAiRS: 

We offer highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, in addition to the following benefits:

What you enjoy at Science Park: 

Application

Please send a completed application form, together with a detailed curriculum vitae via email to careers@cairs.hk.

Deadline for application: Recruitment will continue until the positions are filled.


Application Guidelines

  1. Please return the completed application form, together with a detailed curriculum vitae, to the CAiRS by email to careers@cairs.hk 
  2. Application form can be downloaded from here.
  3. The CAiRS reserves the right to fill or not to fill the position. The personal data in relation to your application will be used by CAiRS to assess your suitability for assuming the position you are applying for, and to determine the remuneration and benefits package, if applicable.
  4. Please read the “Personal Information Collection Statement for Recruitment” before completing the application form.
  5. The CAiRS is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, family status or physical or mental disabilities.
  6. Applicants who are not invited to an interview within two months of the closing date should consider their applications unsuccessful.
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