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Postdoctoral Fellow

Based in The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Happy Ageing Lab Foundation is a think tank supported by ZeShan Foundation, Ho Cheung Shuk Yuen Foundation, and CUHK S-KPF, connecting academics, design and health professionals to innovate housing solutions for an ageing population. To promote ageing-in-place, intergenerational living, and healthy ageing, the Lab targets to expand the housing choices available in the market by developing implementable, innovative housing prototypes through research, knowledge exchange and industry engagement. 


We are looking for one Senior Project Coordinator to support our research development and R&D collaborations with a focus on housing design/ services for the ageing population. 

Senior Project Coordinator

About the Role - Senior Project Coordinator

As a think tank, the Lab innovates housing solutions through field study and research, public engagement, and prototype experiments with our collaborators and the housing industry at large. 


Your role as a Senior Project Coordinator will assist in and coordinate self-initiated housing studies, consultancy projects, and collaborative research in the academic, private, and public sectors. 


Our team believes every team member will bring something new, exciting and unique, whether it is ideas, insights, experience, know-how, skills, or even connections. You will be expected to work independently, identify new directions, determine the study approaches, set the research tasks and schedule, and communicate with our docents, collaborators and stakeholders. 


You will also work hand-in-hand with other senior members on grant applications and fund pitching. 


All in all, we are looking for someone who is exceptionally passionate and care about our seniors in Hong Kong and has a genuine interest in social/participatory/design research on community needs, ageing, and housing. 

Your Duty as Our Teammate

+ Assist in research and consultancy projects to innovate housing solutions for the ageing population with collaborators and industry stakeholders; 


+ Support in research tasks, including but not limited to data collection, desktop research, community outreach, engagement activities (e.g. design thinking workshops); 


+ Support Project Manager to deliver high-quality research deliverables, such as reports, presentations, prototype experiments, and public engagement activities; 


+ Support in project management and administrative responsibilities, including but not limited to, project scoping and planning, research activities design, budgeting, activities coordination and facilitation, data analysis, and stakeholder coordination; 


+ Support in copywriting and/or visual presentations for programme content and publicity materials; and 

+ To undertake ad hoc projects and other duties as assigned. 


+ Bachelor degree or above in social sciences, humanities, arts, real estate, or related disciplines; 


+ Preference will be given to candidates with Master’s degree, majoring in Geography, Urban Planning, Real Estate, Surveying, Architecture, Urban Studies, Public Health, or a related research-orientated degree; 


+ Minimum two (2) years of experience in community-orientated and/or built environment/real estate research consultancy project 


+ Experienced in different research methodologies (including but not limited to, case studies, questionnaire survey, in-depth interview, and focus group), quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and community engagement and workshop organisation. Knowledge of financial modelling is an advantage but not a must; 


+ Excellent report writing skills in both English and Chinese (two writing samples, sole authored or in a leading role, are required); 


+ Excellent communications and interpersonal skills with the capacity to motivate and lead with enthusiasm and empathy; 


+ A motivated team player with the ability to take self-initiatives in a collaborative working environment; 


+ Excellent command on MS PowerPoint, Word and Excel, and experienced user in SPSS (or equivalent) and NVivo (or equivalent) will have added advantage; and 


+ Be able to work flexible hours for specific community engagement activities when required. 


Candidates with less experience will be considered as a Project Coordinator. 


Preference will be given to candidates with hands-on experience in research related to housing, ageing, intergeneration, community health and well-being. Only applicants who intend to work full-time in Hong Kong will be considered.   


A competitive remuneration package will be offered based on the candidate’s experiences. 

Interested applicants are invited to contact Prof. MO Kar Him at email ( with the following materials for consideration (application with missing information will not be considered):

+ Cover letter

+ Resume with current and expected salary and earliest availability; 

+ Two Writing samples (one in English and one in Chinese) – the work itself should be solely written by you or you as the leading author; 

+ Transcript(s) (all degrees obtained); 

+ Design/creative portfolio (if you are from the design or art discipline); and 

+ Two referees' names (we will contact the referees if you are shortlisted after our interview) 

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