The University invites applications for the following positions:
The University invites applications for the following positions:

Visiting Scholar/Research Associates/Post-doctoral Fellows (Job ID: 3131)

Job level Middle
Work exp Minimum 1 Year
Education Doctorate or above
Location Hong Kong
Employment type Full Time
Industry Education / Training
Job function Education / Training > Teacher - Higher Education
Published On 20/10/2016
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

The appointees are expected to participate in a research project to investigate the fluid-structure interactions of a bluff body under crosswind motions using numerical simulation, e.g. Large Eddy Simulation (LES). The project is funded by the RGC for a 3-year period and is expected to characterize the interrelationship of flow physics and aeroelastic behavior of wind-excited bluff body.

Applicants should have a PhD degree in wind engineering with 1-2 years of post-qualification experience in bluff body aerodynamics and CFD simulations. Applicants should also have the ability to take a leading role in research projects and work with a high level of independence and under minimal supervision. Proficiency with FLUENTS, particularly the dynamic mesh configuration and user-define function (UDF) to couple the structural flexibility, would be an advantage.

Duration of Appointment: Unless stated otherwise, the above positions will normally be of one year duration with a possibility of renewal.

Medical benefits and paid leave will be provided where applicable.

Application Procedure

In support of a green work environment, we accept applications submitted online only. To apply, please complete an online application form through the HKUST Careers website ( and return it online to the Human Resources Office on or before Sunday, 30 October 2016, unless indicated otherwise.

Applicants will receive an acknowledgement by email upon successful submission. We thank applicants for their interest, but advise that only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the result of the application.