Job Opportunities

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (DOVS), working with more than 200 ophthalmologists and visual scientists in Hong Kong and mainland China, is committed to advancing patient services, research, and training and education to the highest quality in all major areas of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. We are also dedicated to worthwhile community programmes and public education projects. DOVS, always “in search of excellence”, is looking for candidates to take up positions in our clinical and research (academic, community and translational) programmes involving ophthalmic investigations, public education, out-reach, and ophthalmic studies on disease entities, including COVID-19, children eye diseases autoimmune diseases, ocular surface diseases, refractive errors, ocular cancers, dry eye disease, thyroid eye diseases, glaucoma, and retina diseases. We are committed to supporting career development of all staff members.

Academic Position(s)

Thank you for your interest in our department. However, we are not accepting applications for Academic appointments at this time.

Administrative Position(s)

The appointee(s) will be responsible for (a) preparing documents and handling administrative tasks for the Research Office; (b) providing daily office operational support; and (c) performing other tasks as assigned. In-house training will be provided where appropriate. Prior experience in clinical research is not required.

Applicants should have (i) a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline; (ii) a good command of spoken and written English and Chinese; (iii) integrity, sincerity and team spirit; (iv) proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and other Windows applications; (v) a strong sense of responsibility, and a mature, self-motivated, hardworking, well-organised and independent work attitude. Fresh graduates are welcome to apply.

Appointment will initially be made on contract basis for up to 2 years (with contract-end gratuity for a 2-year contract), renewable subject to good performance and mutual agreement.

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The appointee(s) will be responsible for (a) participating in and providing logistical support to research projects, community services and eye screening projects held on weekdays, Saturdays or Sundays; (b) assisting in daily office operations; (c) conducting ophthalmic investigations in research projects, community services and eye screening projects; and (d) performing other tasks as assigned. In-house training will be provided where appropriate.

Applicants should have (i) completed secondary education; (ii) fast and accurate English and Chinese word-processing skill; (iii) proficiency in computer applications, including MS PowerPoint and Excel; (iv) a good command of spoken English and Chinese (including Putonghua); (v) good interpersonal skills and telephone manners; (vi) an effective, intelligent, energetic, resourceful and forward-looking work attitude; and (vii) personal integrity, sincerity, and the ability to work as a team.

Appointment will initially be made on a 1-year contract, renewable subject to good performance and mutual agreement.

You can apply the post by click HERE.

The appointee(s) will be responsible for (a) participating in and providing logistical support to research projects, community services and eye screening projects held on weekdays, Saturdays or Sundays; (b) assisting in daily office operations; (c) conducting ophthalmic investigations in research projects, community services and eye screening projects; and (d) performing other tasks as assigned. In-house training will be provided where appropriate.

Applicants should have (i) completed secondary education; (ii) Grade E/Level 2 or above in at least 5 subjects in HKCEE, including Chinese and English (Syllabus B); OR any combination of results in at least 5 HKDSE subjects (including Level 2 or above in Chinese and English): Level 2 or above in NSS subjects, “Attained” or above in ApL subjects (subject to a maximum of 2 subjects), and Grade E or above in Other Language subjects; (iii) fast and accurate English and Chinese word-processing skill; (iv) proficiency in computer applications, including MS PowerPoint and Excel; (v) a good command of spoken English and Chinese (including Putonghua); (vi) good interpersonal skills and telephone manners; (vii) an effective, intelligent, energetic, resourceful and forward-looking work attitude; and (viii) personal integrity, sincerity, and the ability to work as a team.

Applicants must submit copies of HKCEE/HKDSE certificates showing that they have fulfilled the language requirements and/or academic qualifications stated above, otherwise their applications will NOT be considered.

Appointment will initially be made on a 1-year contract, renewable subject to good performance and mutual agreement.

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Clinical Position(s)

The appointee(s) will be responsible for (a) participating in optometric duties and providing support to clinical services and research activities on weekdays; and community services and eye screening programmes to be held on weekdays, Saturdays or Sundays; (b) performing basic eye examinations and refraction; and (c) supporting contact lens fitting and trial on myopic control and performing ophthalmic investigative procedures, such as visual field test, optical coherence tomography and fundus photography on a need basis. On-the-job training will be provided for performing ophthalmic investigative procedures where appropriate.

Applicants should have (i) a Bachelor’s degree in Optometry; (ii) Hong Kong Optometrists Board Certificate of Registration; (iii) an Optometrists Board Certificate of Registration (Part I); (iv) proficiency in English and Chinese (including Cantonese); and (v) a self-motivated, hardworking and honest attitude, and a strong sense of responsibility. Research experience in ophthalmology or visual sciences is preferred. Local or non-local applicants with management or research experience are welcome to apply.

Appointment will initially be made on a contract basis for up to 2 years , renewable subject to good performance and mutual agreement.

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The appointee(s) will be responsible for (a) participating in optometric duties and providing support to clinical services and research activities on weekdays; and outreach school eye screenings, community services and eye screening programmes to be held on weekdays, Saturdays or Sundays; and (b) performing basic eye examinations, refraction and squint measurements. On-the-job training will be provided for performing ophthalmic investigative procedures where appropriate.

Applicants should have/be (i) a Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in Orthoptics, or equivalent, from a recognized university or technical institute; (ii) eligible for registration with the United Kingdom Health and Care Professional Council or Australian Orthoptic Board; (iii) proficiency in English and Chinese (including Cantonese); and (iv) a self-motivated, hardworking and honest attitude, and a strong sense of responsibility. Research experience in ophthalmology or visual sciences is preferred. Local or non-local applicants with management or research experience are welcome to apply.

Appointment will initially be made on a 1-year contract, renewable subject to good performance and mutual agreement.

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Research Position(s)

Applicants should have (i) a Bachelor’s degree in Chinese Medicine or life science-related disciplines; (ii) proficiency in English and Cantonese; (iii) keen interest in research work in the field of ophthalmology and visual sciences; (iv) strong organizational, analytical, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills; and (v) self-motivation and co-operative ability to work independently and as a team. Those who are registered as Chinese Medicine Practitioner under the Chinese Medicine Ordinance (Cap. 549) and with  relevant experience in clinical/ laboratory/ statistical studies is preferred. Both local and overseas applications are welcome.

The appointees are expected to assist in the research of Chinese medicine treatment for dry eye disease. He/She will also assist in clinical and research-based programmes of the team on other eye diseases (thyroid eye diseases, COVID-19 related eye diseases, eye trauma, etc.).

Duties include (a) providing assistance in carrying out the clinical study (literature reviews, logistic support, data collection, data management, and data analysis etc.); (b) providing assistance in laboratory work (specimen collection, processing, and storage etc.); and (c) performing other duties as assigned. Shift work on weekday evenings, weekends and public holidays may be required. On-the-job training will be provided where appropriate.

Appointment will initially be made on contract basis for one to two years commencing as soon as possible, renewable subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding.

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This is an ongoing job post and the closing date will update until further notice.

Applicants should have/be (i) a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Biology, Health Sciences, or other related disciplines; (ii) solid experience in at least one of the following areas: C/C++/JAVA/JavaScript/PHP/ASP.NET and/or Python software development in Linux/Visual Studio and/or mobile application; (iii) good written and oral communication skills in English and Chinese; (iv) independent and team-oriented with a good technical background, organizational, interpersonal, and social skills; (v) responsible, mature and attentive to detail; (vi) an effective, intelligent, energetic, resourceful and forward-looking work attitude; and (vii) personal integrity, sincerity and good team spirit at work. Experience in deep learning, big data, data science, extended reality and middleware development will be a plus.

The appointee(s) will be responsible for (a) conducting health data collaboration projects at big data laboratory, developing AI algorithm or supporting the development of software and hardware in extended reality; (b) assisting in literature review, data collection and analysis; (c) preparing manuscript and presenting research findings; (d) providing administrative support to the project, and (e) performing any other duties as assigned.

Appointment will initially be made on contract basis for one to two years commencing as soon as possible, renewable subject to good performance and mutual agreement.

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This is an ongoing job post and the closing date will update until further notice.

Applicants should have/be (i) a Bachelor’s degree; (ii) honest, responsible, mature, and attentive to details; (iii) proficiency in English and Cantonese; (iv) interest in research work in medicine [ophthalmology and visual sciences]; and (v) attentive and kind to patients. Skill and experience in statistical analysis (Stata, SAS, SPSS) and in analysing longitudinal/panel data, and/or experience in clinical/laboratory research will be advantageous. Fresh undergraduate candidates are welcome to apply. Those without a Bachelor’s degree nor relevant working experience will be considered for appointment as Junior Research Assistant.

Duties include (a) ophthalmic investigations for clinical and laboratory-based research projects (patients’ interaction will be required); (b) medical data extraction; and (c) arrangement of follow-up schedule for patients involved in research projects.

Opportunities include (1) being involved in landmark research projects and publications; (2) acquiring unique, specialised ophthalmological investigative skill with advanced ophthalmological instruments; (3) promotion opportunity; and (4) academic opportunity if applicant is interested in postgraduate degree.

Appointment will initially be made on contract basis for one year commencing as soon as possible, renewable subject to good performance and mutual agreement.

You can apply the post by click HERE

This is an ongoing job post and the closing date will update until further notice.

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, working with more than 200 ophthalmologists and visual scientists in Hong Kong and Mainland China, is committed to advancing patient service, research, and training and education to the highest quality in all major areas of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. We are also dedicated to worthwhile community programmes and public education projects. The Department, always “in search of excellence”, is looking for candidates to take up positions in our clinical and research (academic, community and translational) programmes involving ophthalmic investigations, public education, out-reach, and ophthalmic studies on disease entities including COVID-19, children eye diseases autoimmune diseases, ocular surface diseases, refractive errors, ocular cancers, dry eye disease, thyroid eye diseases, glaucoma, and retina diseases. We are highly committed to supporting career development of all staff members.

Applicants should have/be (i) a Bachelor’s degree; (ii) honest, responsible, mature, and attentive to details; (iii) proficiency in English and Cantonese; (iv) interest in research work in medicine [ophthalmology and visual sciences]; and (v) attentive and kind to patients. Skill and experience in statistical analysis (Stata, SAS, SPSS) and in analysing longitudinal/panel data, and/or experience in clinical/laboratory research will be advantageous. Fresh undergraduate candidates are welcome to apply. Those without a Bachelor’s degree nor relevant working experience will be considered for appointment as Junior Research Assistant.

Duties include (a) ophthalmic investigations for clinical and laboratory-based research projects (patients’ interaction will be required); (b) medical data extraction; and (c) arrangement of follow-up schedule for patients involved in research projects.

Opportunities include (1) being involved in landmark research projects and publications; (2) acquiring unique, specialised ophthalmological investigative skill with advanced ophthalmological instruments; (3) promotion opportunity; and (4) academic opportunity if applicant is interested in postgraduate degree.

Appointment will initially be made on contract basis for one year commencing as soon as possible, renewable subject to good performance and mutual agreement.

You can apply the post by click HERE

This is an ongoing job post and the closing date will update until further notice.

Applicants should have (i) a Bachelor’s degree (for Research Assistant(s)) OR an Associate degree (for Junior Research Assistant(s)) or above in Biological Sciences or other related disciplines; (ii) keen interest in research work in the field of ophthalmology and visual sciences; (iii) self-motivation, sincerity, a strong sense of responsibility, and teamwork spirit; and (iv) proficiency in English and Cantonese. Relevant experience in molecular work and cell culture will be an advantage.

Duties include (a) participating in and providing support for research projects, community services and eye screening projects; (b) performing cell culture, molecular work and data entry and analysis; and (c) performing other departmental duties as assigned. In-house training will be provided where appropriate.

Appointment will initially be made on contract basis for one year, renewable subject to mutual agreement.

You can apply the post by click HERE

This is an ongoing job post and the closing date will update until further notice.

Applicants should have (i) a Bachelor’s degree; (ii) proficiency in English and Cantonese; (iii) keen interest in conducting research work in the field of ophthalmology and visual sciences; (iv) an effective, intelligent, energetic, resourceful and forward-looking work attitude; and (v) personal integrity, sincerity, and teamwork spirit. Relevant experience in clinical/laboratory/statistical studies is preferred.

Duties include (a) participating in and providing logistical support for children eye research projects, community services and eye screening projects on weekdays or Saturdays; (b) performing laboratory works on microbiome and DNA extraction of buccal swabs and blood samples, and data entry and analysis; (c) carrying out ophthalmic investigations in research and eye screening projects; (d) providing support in data processing and analysis; and (e) performing other departmental duties as assigned. In-house training will be provided where appropriate.

Appointment will initially be made on contract basis for one year, renewable subject to mutual agreement.

You can apply the post by click HERE

This is an ongoing job post and the closing date will update until further notice.

Applicants should have (i) a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Biology, Health Sciences, or other related disciplines; (ii) proficiency in English and Cantonese; (iii) keen interest in research work in the field of ophthalmology and visual sciences; (iv) an effective, intelligent, energetic, resourceful and forward-looking work attitude; (v) personal integrity, sincerity and teamwork spirit; and (vi) good organisational skills. Relevant experience in clinical/laboratory/statistical studies is preferred. Both local and overseas applications are welcome.

Duties include (a) participating in and providing logistical support for community services and eye screening projects to be held on weekday evenings, Saturdays or Sundays; (b) carrying out ophthalmic investigations to be conducted in eye screening projects; (c) assisting in laboratory operation or fieldwork; (d) providing support in data processing and analysis; (e) performing literature reviews for research team; (f) conducting research and summarizing findings on projects; and (g) performing other departmental duties as assigned. In-house training will be provided where appropriate.

Appointment will initially be made on contract basis for one to two years commencing as soon as possible, renewable subject to good performance and mutual agreement.

You can apply the post by click HERE

This is an ongoing job post and the closing date will update until further notice.

Applicants should have (i) a PhD degree; (ii) proficiency in English; (iii) the ability to work independently and as a team; (iv) an intense interest in research work, preferably in the field of ophthalmology and visual sciences; (v) an effective, intelligent, energetic, resourceful and forward-looking work attitude; and (vi) personal integrity, sincerity and good team spirit at work.

Applicants should have experience in at least one of the following areas: (1) artificial intelligence/deep learning algorithms and data science; (2) computational biology, bioinformatics or genomics, epigenomics and metagenomics; (3) software and hardware engineering; (4) experimenting with small animal models and human samples (blood and tissues); and (5) clinical trials. Preference will be given to those with good track records in at least two of the following areas: (1) cell biology; (2) molecular genetics, bioinformatics and medical statistics; (3) ophthalmic imaging and investigations; (4) deep learning algorithm and big data analysis; (5) software and hardware engineering in extended reality, wearables and robotics; and (6) leading randomized clinical trials.

Both local and overseas applications are welcome.

The appointee(s) will (a) plan, design and execute complex research studies, procedures and protocols; (b) prepare competitive grant proposal and scientific manuscripts; (c) oversee research team organization, synthesis and analysis of data and findings; (d) organize meetings with Principal Investigators, clinicians and research staff and evaluate/interpret the validity of data, develop alternative methodologies, design and evaluate laboratory SOPs; (e) maintain supplies, negotiate with vendors, and track purchase orders; (f) supervise PhD, MPhil and medical students and laboratory personnel including training and development as well as daily work direction, delegation and establishing priorities; and (g) perform other departmental tasks as assigned.

Appointment will initially be made on contract basis for one to two years commencing as soon as possible, renewable subject to good performance and mutual agreement.

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This is an ongoing job post and the closing date will update until further notice.

Applicants should have (i) a PhD degree in Biological Sciences, preferably in ophthalmology or cancer research; (ii) proficiency in English; (iii) solid experience in cell biology, cell culture and other molecular biology techniques; (iv) proven track records and ability to work independently and within a team; (v) keen interest in research work in the field of ophthalmology and visual sciences; and (vi) self-motivation, sincerity, a strong sense of responsibility, and teamwork spirit. Those with relevant experience in next generation sequencing will be an advantage. Both local and overseas applications are welcome.

Duties include (a) co-ordinating research projects and developing research methods; (b) data analysis and manuscript and grant preparation; (c) providing training to junior staff and students; and (d) performing other departmental tasks as assigned.

Appointment will initially be made on contract basis for one to two years commencing as soon as possible, renewable subject to good performance and mutual agreement.

You can apply the post by click HERE

This is an ongoing job post and the closing date will update until further notice.