PostDoc / RA for “Advanced Optometric Assessment Technology – Post-stroke Assessment and Rehabilitation” study

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Job post: Postdoctoral Fellow (CEVR-R126) / Research Associate(CEVR-R127)  / Research Assistant (CEVR-R128) [Appointment period: contract of 12 months to max 36 months]
Organisation background: Centre for Eye and Vision Research (CEVR)  is a research collaboration between The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the University of Waterloo in Canada under the InnoHK initiative of the HKSAR Government. It is located at the Hong Kong Science Park, Shatin, Hong Kong. It is the first global hub performing ground-breaking research in five key areas – myopia and eye growth, ocular drug discovery and delivery, vision enhancement, tear film and ocular surface and advanced optometric technology. The mission of CEVR is to generate technologies to prevent vision loss in the aging population and preserve healthy vision.
Research study background:

Project title: Advanced Optometric Assessment Technology – Post-stroke Assessment and Rehabilitation

Post-stroke rehabilitation of perceptual vision changes requires validated tools. The aim of this project is to utilise a battery of vision tests that have already been developed by the project team in participants who have experienced a stroke and a group of non-stroke comparison participants. We aim to develop a large normative dataset, assess test-retest repeatability, and longitudinal test stability, and examine the association between test results and real-world outcomes including quality of life, number of falls and vision-related activities, in participants both with and without vision related problems.

Diagnosis of retinal diseases by eye movements

Eye movements, including pursuit and saccadic movements, are important in reading. Abnormal or subnormal eye movements can be caused by the visual defects, central macular degeneration, etc. which will influence the reading including speed, accuracy, etc. Although there are lots of studies working on reading behavior, it cannot be totally reflected the eye movement because of the cognition involved. Reading is not a proper evaluation to detect the retinal diseases. A new approach is to develop the objective and quantitative evaluation for eye movements to detect the retinal diseases. Apart from the development for geriatric eye examination, the same system can also apply for the pediatric eye examination to reflect the reading problems. This approach will be a new edge in future optometry.


Applicants for the Postdoctoral Fellow posts should have a doctoral degree or an equivalent qualification in Vision Science, Psychology, Neuroscience, Optometry, Ophthalmology, Applied Physics, Optics, Chemical Technology, Health Technology, Bioinformatics, Rehabilitation or other related STEM disciplines.

Applicants for the Research Associate posts should have a master’s degree or an equivalent qualification in one of the said disciplines.

Applicants for the Research Assistant posts should have an honours degree or an equivalent qualification in one of the said disciplines.

The appointees shall be working in Hong Kong. Overseas graduate is welcome to apply, the qualification awarding institution should be the top 100 institutions for STEM-related subjects in QS/Shanghai Jiao Tong Uni/Times Higher Education world university rankings. (details here)


Applicants may contact Prof. Henry Chan ( of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University or Dr Tammy Labreche ( of the University of Waterloo for enquiry.


Monthly salary: Research Assistant (HKD20000); Research Associate (HKD 23000); Postdoctoral Fellow (HKD35000 + living allowance HKD 10000). Applicants are invited to send the application form (download here) with CV to the email