Research Assistant (RTH)

Ref. No.: AC0006

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Job Description



The Research Assistants are expected to be involved in the development of one or multiple research programs and projects in the Center. He/she will conduct research and development tasks that are assigned by the Principal and/or Senior Researchers. He/she is required to station and work at the Hong Kong Science Park, with occasional business travels to the HKUST Clear Water Bay Campus and other Collaborating Universities of the Center when needed. The position is recruited under the scheme of Research Talent Hub (RTH) of Innovation Technology Commissioner.


Applicants should have a master degree (MSc or MPhil) preferably in electronics, electrical or computer engineering, computer science, or equivalent, with proven experience in integrated circuit design, design automation or broadly microelectronics. He/she must be legally permitted to work in Hong Kong; and in possession of a master degree of a STEM (i.e. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)-related discipline awarded by a local university, or jointly awarded by a local university together with a non-local university. Specifically, R&D as well as hands-on implementation experiences in the following area(s) with relevance to the design of AI accelerators are preferred (but not limited to):

  • ASIC design, FPGA prototyping, AI algorithm design;
  • Strong programming skills of at least one of the following languages: Verilog/VHDL, System Verilog, Python, C/C++, Matlab;
  • R&D experiences of using Cadence and Synopsys EDA tools or machine learning frameworks such as Caffe, Tensorflow and PyTorch

The ideal candidate should have strong R&D motivation and sense of responsibility, ability to multi-task and work independently, and a good command of written and spoken English.

Terms of Appointment

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

ACCESS is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates.

Application Procedure

For applications/nominations together with a full curriculum vitae indicating their current and expected salaries, please send it to Ms Phoebe CHEUNG (  Review of applications will begin shortly and continue until the positions are filled.  Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.  *Please mark “PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL” and quote the position applied for and its reference number in the subject of the email.

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