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Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

(Reference No.: ICI-CCBS/FST/AP/04/2019)

Academic Staff

The University of Macau (UM) is the only public comprehensive university in Macao. Leveraging this unique advantage, UM aims to establish itself as a world-class university with regional characteristics. English is its working language. In recent years, UM has seen a significant development in and a rising international recognition for its teaching, research, and community service. It has implemented a unique ‘4-in-1’ education model that integrates discipline-specific education, general education, research and internship education, and community and peer education. Combining this model with the largest residential college system in Asia, UM provides all-round education to students. In addition, it recruits outstanding scholars from around the world to create a multilingual and multicultural learning environment for students. With the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and the new initiatives of the university to boost cutting-edge research and interdisciplinary programmes, UM embraces unprecedented opportunities for development, and offers bright career prospect to professionals in different areas.

Centre for Cognitive and Brain Sciences (ICI-CCBS)
The Centre for Cognitive and Brain Sciences is a newly established centre under the Institute of Collaborative Innovation (ICI). The Centre is dedicated to advancing the study of mind, neuroimaging, brain functions, cognition and brain disorders. The Centre promotes interdisciplinary research in brain cognition and neuroscience. Owing to UM’s multidisciplinary background, covering humanities, business administration, education, health sciences, law, science and technology, social sciences and other disciplines, the Centre will strive for interdisciplinary research collaborations among the faculties and other local and international institutions.

To this end, the Centre for Cognitive and Brain Sciences invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor, who will also be a joint faculty member in the Faculty of Science and Technology, in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Preference will be given to candidate(s) with first-hand experience in MR Physics including fMRI, DTI and MRA, pulse sequence programming and image reconstruction algorithms. It is expected that the candidate has operating and research experiences with the clinical MRI systems, and a strong proficiency in fMRI protocol designs, functional networks analysis and multimodal neuroimaging. The successful applicant will join a multidisciplinary team in UM and will be expected to develop collaborative programs, teach undergraduate students while mentoring postgraduate students and research fellows.

Faculty of Science and Technology (FST)
FST aims to provide programmes for undergraduate and graduate education with quality reaching international standard. It strives to become a research active unit advancing the knowledge of engineering and science, and serves the community and industry as an agent of technological innovation and educational advancement. Currently, about 100 faculty members from diverse international backgrounds serve in this faculty. More details about the Faculty of Science and Technology are available from


  1. A PhD degree in physics, neuroscience, biomedical or electrical engineering, psychology, or a related field is required;
  2. Considerable experience in academic development planning, curriculum design and research development, and strive to pursue excellence in teaching, research and service with outstanding academic skills for research and development;
  3. A distinguished record of internationally-recognized research and scholarship including a documented record of successful grants, peer-reviewed publications, teaching, and clinical expertise;
  4. Research experience in MRI to improve the understanding and characterization of the patterns of brain connectivity that underlies brain disorders and cognition;
  5. Demonstrable competence in communication;
  6. Proficiency in English is required as it is the working language, while knowledge in Chinese/Portuguese will be an advantage.

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in August 2019 the latest.

Position and Remuneration
Remuneration and appointment rank offered will be competitive and commensurate with the successful applicants’ academic qualification, current position and professional experience. The current local maximum income tax rate is 12% but is effectively around 5% – 7% after various discretionary exemptions.

Application Procedure
Applicants should visit for more details, and apply ONLINE. Review of applications will commence on 19 April 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants may consider their applications not successful if they are not invited for an interview within 3 months of application.

Human Resources Section, Office of Administration
University of Macau, Av. da Universidade, Taipa, Macau, China
Website:;  Email:
Tel: +853 88228578;  Fax: +853 8822 2412

The effective position and salary index are subject to the Personnel Statute of the University of Macau in force. The University of Macau reserves the right not to appoint a candidate. Applicants with less qualification and experience can be offered lower positions under special circumstances.

***Personal data provided by applicants will be kept confidential and used for recruitment purpose only***
** Under the equal condition of qualifications and experience, priority will be given to Macao permanent residents**

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