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The CLP Power Wind/Wave Tunnel Facility is an Engineering test facility specialising in structural engineering (eg wind effects on tall buildings) & environmental engineering research & applications. We are now looking for dynamic & innovative researchers and / or engineers with backgrounds (structural engineering, applied fluid mechanics, CFD) related to, & an interest in, Wind Engineering.

  •     Assistant Engineer/Visiting Scholar (Ref: WWTF1)

Applicants should have a relevant higher degree with at least 3 years of experience in bluff body aerodynamics and wind tunnel model studies.  The appointee should be able to take a leading role in research and/or consulting projects, and to work independently and under minimal supervision.  Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, MATLAB, AutoCAD, ETABS, SAP 2000 is an advantage. 

  •     Research Assistant (Graduate Engineer) (Ref: WWTF2)

Applicants should have a relevant degree in civil, mechanical, aeronautical engineering with strong interest in wind engineering.  The appointee will assist in research and studies of wind effects on buildings and structures, and air ventilation studies on urban area.  The appointee may enroll for a higher research degree.

Applicants for both posts (1) and (2) should have good communication skills, and good command of spoken and written English. (Duration: 1 year)

Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Fringe benefits including leave, medical and dental benefits will be provided where applicable. 

Application Procedure

Application forms are obtainable (a) by downloading from the University’s homepage (http://www.ust.hk/); or (b) by fax (852) 2358 0700 or e-mail (careers@ust.hk); or (c) from the Souvenir Center in Room G027 of the University; or (d) by writing to the Human Resources Office, HKUST, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong, enclosing a stamped self-addressed envelope.  Completed application forms should be returned to the Human Resources Office on or before Monday, 26 September 2011.  We thank applicants for their interest, but advise that only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the result of the application.

  • Visiting Scholar/Research Associate (RAsso)/Research Assistant (RA) (1 position)

To conduct research of wind-induced building motion on human comfort using a state-of-the-art tall building motion simulator. Appointment will be commensurate with qualifications/experience. For RA, bachelor/master’s degree in human factors, engineering, social science, psychology or sports science. For RAsso, a PhD degree in a relevant field. Candidates are expected to have good communication skills, and a good command of spoken and written English. Appointment is for one (1) year initially with an extension of up to two (2) more years subject to performance, need and funding. 

Information about the research project can be found in: http://www.wwtf.ust.hk/ARCD_project.html

 Further information can be obtained from Professor Kenny Kwok: kkwok@ust.hk

 Closing date: The search will continue until a suitable appointment is made.

 

   

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