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)

We are committed to supporting career development of all staff members and are looking for candidates with (i) effective, intelligent, energetic, resourceful, and forward-looking work attitude; and (ii) personal integrity, sincerity, and teamwork. Local and overseas applications are both welcome.

Applicants should have (i) a medical qualification (approved for registration with The Medical Council of Hong Kong); (ii) clinical competence; (iii) enthusiasm for teaching advancement; and (iv) ability to provide effective clinical teaching and mentorship to undergraduate medical students. Those with outstanding academic potential, as well as a proven track record in research and publications, are welcome to apply.

The appointee(s) will (a) participate in clinical services, under supervision and with training, and undertake ophthalmic on-call duties; (b) participate in clinical research projects and community projects at the CUHK Eye Centre; (c) participate in training and educational programmes, including teaching medical students; and (d) undertake other related duties. Duties may be performed on weekday evenings or weekends.

Appointment(s) will be made on fixed-term contract basis for one year.

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Administrative Position(s)

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

Clinical Position(s)

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

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 or 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) career advancement; and (4) academic development 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.

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

Applicants should have (i) a Bachelor’s degree or above, preferably obtained from a local university; (ii) an excellent command of written and spoken English and Cantonese Chinese; and (iii) a strong sense of responsibility working in a team as well as good communication skills. Those without a Bachelor’s degree or relevant working experience may be considered for appointment as Junior Research Assistant.

Research duties include (a) data collection in research setting; (b) data entry and other clerical tasks; (c) performing other duties as assigned by seniors. On-the-job training and guidance will be provided from Postdoctoral Fellows or Technicians.

Appointment will initially be made on contract basis for one year, 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/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 or above, preferably in science related field; (ii)  proficiency in both written and spoken English and Cantonese Chinese; (iii) strong organisational, analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills; (iv) demonstrated responsibility, integrity, and high self-motivation; and (v) the ability to work independently and with attention to detail. Experience in clinical research is an added advantage.

Appointee(s) will be responsible for (a) assisting Principal Investigator to conduct clinical trials; (b) preparing study materials and managing submissions to ethics committees; (c) ensuring smooth coordination throughout the trial; (d) providing administrative support such as maintaining all documents and records, data entry and other clerical tasks; and (e) performing other duties as assigned.

Appointment will initially be made on contract basis for one to two years, 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, preferably in Health Science, Biological or Biomedical Science; (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; 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 research projects; (b) performing laboratory works on microbiome and eye 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 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 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.

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.

You can apply the post by click HERE

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