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-R4/P3.2)  [Appointment period: thirty-six months]

2. Research Associate (Ref. No.: CAiRS-R5/P3.2)  [Appointment period: thirty-six months]

What you’ll do

The appointees will assist the Project Leader and Programme Manager in the research – AI based safety application. 

The project will be involved in development and implementation of algorithms with artificial intelligence (AI) and big data analytics for safety and reliability in the areas of “smart building” and “transportation”.

You’ll be a good fit if you have/are

Applicants for the post of Postdoctoral Fellow should have a doctoral degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or a relevant discipline, and must have no more than five years of post-qualification experience at the time of application.

Applicants for the post of Research Associate should have an honours degree or above in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics or a relevant discipline.

For both posts, applicants should also have/be:

  1. strong analytical skill with experience in data analytics, big data and/or artificial intelligence (AI);
  2. proficiency in programming languages (e.g. Python, MATLAB, R);
  3. knowledge and experience of reliability and safety area will be a plus;
  4. knowledge of frontend and backend development being an advantage;
  5. well-organized, capable to work under pressure and able to handle multi-tasking assignments in a multidisciplinary team;
  6. excellent interpersonal skills; and
  7. a good command of written and spoken English and Chinese, with proficiency in Putonghua being an advantage.


A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.

September 2021

Deadline for application: Recruitment will continue until the position is 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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