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Centre for Garment Production Limited (TransGP), located in the Hong Kong Science Park, was founded in 2020 with the initiation by The University of Hong Kong (“HKU”). The mission of TransGP is to transform every day’s needs, aiming at utilizing proprietary artificial intelligence and robotics technology to re-engineer the garment industry, with an ultimate goal to increase production capacity, enhance quality and work safety and reduce the production cost for the garment industry. TransGP is led by a team of passionate and energetic professionals. We regard our staff the most treasurable asset and provide the best nurture and career prospect to talents. We now invite high calibre candidates to join us.

Current Openings:

  1. Postdoctoral Fellow (RP1)

  2. Postdoctoral Fellow (RP2)

  3. Postdoctoral Fellow (RP3)

  4. Research Associate (RP1)

  5. Research Associate (RP2)

  6. Research Associate (RP3)

  7. ​External Affairs Officer

  8. Research Assistant I (RP1)

  9. Research Assistant I (RP2)

  10. Research Assistant I (RP3)

  11. Assistant Mechanical Engineer (2 posts)

  12. Clerk I/II

  13. Student Research Assistant (RP3)

Postdoctoral Fellow (RP1)

Qualifications

Applicants should possess a PhD degree in Computer Science, Robotics, Mechatronic engineering, or related fields of study from either a local university, or a non-local university among the top 100 institutions for the relevant subject, and be legally permitted to work in Hong Kong. He/she should have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. He/she should have strong mathematical/analytical foundation with excellent understanding of the practical applications of mathematics; strong understanding of C#, and other high level programming languages; experience with robotic systems control, computer vision and/or machine learning are preferred.

 

Job responsibilities:

  1. Lead a multidisciplinary team of researchers and engineers for development of high-performance modelling for fabric pre-sewing handling and folding.

  2. Close communication with team of researchers to provide solutions/insights and translate industrial requirements to concrete deliverables.

  3. Investigation into the technical feasibility and implementation of fabric handling robot system with extensive analysis and experimental validation.

  4. Oversee the development and validation of the robot system for fabric handling.

  5. Assist the preparation of documentation including scientific research papers, technical reports, and grant proposals.

The appointee may be required to work outside normal office hours and on weekends.

 

Work location:  Hong Kong Science Park

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. 

Applicants should submit their up-to-date C.V., quoting the job title, with information of current/expected remuneration and availability by email to hr@transgp.hk.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible until the posts are filled.

The information provided will be kept confidential and only be used for those purposes relating to your application. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates.

Postdoctoral Fellow (RP2)

Applicant must have a PhD degree or be expected to obtain a PhD degree by the time of appointment and be legally permitted to work in Hong Kong. He/she should have must be able to communicate in Japanese or English at a level that does not interfere with work execution.

Applicant should be proficient in any/multiple of the following areas:

  • Programming in C/C++/C#

  • Practical experience with robotic arms, kinematics, dynamics and trajectory planning

  • Knowledge in Control Theory

  • Experience in developing simulations and using physics/dynamics engines

  • Experience in mechanism design & CAD

The objective of this research is to realize a smart robotic system that does not require pre-programming or customization and is widely applicable to the automation of garment handling. We are looking for a candidate who has experience, research achievements and interest in the following research topics, and who is willing to work energetically on them:

  • Sensing and modelling of three-dimensional environments.

  • Development of general-purpose robot hands and mechanisms for grasping flexible objects and motion planning strategies for robots.

  • Flexible object handling using a dual robot arm system and visual servoing.

  • Development of simulation systems, including but not limited to flexible materials and system integration for industrial applications.

Selected applicant will be working together at the Hong Kong Science Park with a research team from the Department of Robotics in Tohoku University and will be assigned a specific topic from the aforementioned areas.

 

Interested parties are required to provide the following documents (in English) for selection process

  1. Curriculum vitae

  2. List of research achievements (for each of the following items, leave blank if not applicable)

    1. Academic papers

    2. Reference papers (domestic and international conference presentations, commentary articles, etc.)

    3. Publications

    4. Patents (registered, published, pending)

    5. Status of research funding received

    6. Awards

    7. Invited lectures, etc.

    8. Educational activities

    9. Academic societies to which you belong

    10. Activities in academic societies

    11. Research activities (international joint research, interdisciplinary research, and other noteworthy activities)

    12. Social activities (committee member of national or local government, standardization, social implementation of research results, etc.)

    13. Other information that may be helpful in demonstrating the applicant's ability to conduct research (optional)

  3. Reprints of five major papers

  4. Summary of research activities to date and prospects for this R&D project (about 2 pages on A4 paper)

  5. Information on one or more persons who can provide references on the applicant (name, affiliation, position, telephone, e-mail address)

Selection will be made through an application screening and an interview. Travel and accommodation expenses for the interview will be borne by the applicant. The interview may be conducted online depending on the circumstances.

 

For any inquiries/applications, please contact the following by email:

Yasuhisa Hirata, Department of Robotics, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University

E-mail: hirata@srd.mech.tohoku.ac.jp

Janice Chung, Centre for Garment Production Limited

E-mail: hr@transgp.hk

Postdoctoral Fellow (RP3)

Qualifications

Applicants should possess a PhD degree in Engineering disciplines, or equivalent, preferably with project management experience in collaborative robot development and/or human-centered research.

For applicants applying for the robotic research track, they are preferred to have research experience in a) robot control and system development; b) vision and graphics; c) machine learning and deep learning; d) software design and development, with independent research ability and leadership. Good programming skills are highly preferred.

For applicants applying for the human-centered research track, they are preferred to have research experience in a) design of experiments; b) human subject testing; c) data analytics; d) human factor/ergonomics research, with independent research ability and leadership. Skills in functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) and electroencephalogram (EEG) are highly preferred.

 

Job Description

1. Develop and evaluate 3D vision techniques for environment understanding, including human body reconstruction and tracking, scene understanding, and video analytics.

2. Develop and evaluate novel interactive interface with AR/VR technologies for human-robot collaborations.

3. Develop and evaluate motion planning algorithms for complex robotic manipulation for textile assembly.

4. Invent and evaluate benchmarks for human-robot collaboration tasks in garment industry.

5. Work in close collaboration with researchers from partner institutions and advise PhD students working on relevant research topics.

6. Integrate the developed algorithms, techniques and hardware to the system prototype, and contribute to human-robot collaboration showcases with our collaborators from the garment industry.

7. Draft annual reports, organize dissemination, communicate with industrial collaborators and present research papers at international conferences, workshops and journals.

The appointee may be required to work outside normal office hours and on weekends.

 

Work location:  Hong Kong Science Park

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. 

Applicants should submit their up-to-date C.V., quoting the job reference number, with information of current/expected remuneration and availability by email to hr@transgp.hk.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible until the posts are filled.

The information provided will be kept confidential and only be used for those purposes relating to your application. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates.

Research Associate (RP1)

Qualifications

Applicants should have a Master Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related discipline, with one-year full-time working experience. Good command of written and spoken English is necessary. Preference will be given to those with strong research background. Hands-on experiences would be an advantage.

 

Job Description

1. Join a multidisciplinary team of researchers, engineers, and industry experts for the development of a robotic platform for automated garment production, including material handling and sewing.

2. Handle the development, analysis, and integration of the robotic garment production platform with artificial intelligence techniques/algorithms, including extensive experimental validation for efficacy and safety.

3. Assist the preparation of documentation, including scientific research papers, technical reports and intellectual property filings.

The appointee may be required to work outside normal office hours and on weekends.

 

Work location:  Hong Kong Science Park

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. 

Applicants should submit their up-to-date C.V., quoting the job title, with information of current/expected remuneration and availability by email to hr@transgp.hk.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible until the posts are filled.

The information provided will be kept confidential and only be used for those purposes relating to your application. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates.

Research Associate (RP2)

Applicant must have a Master degree or be expected to obtain the degree by the time of appointment and be legally permitted to work in Hong Kong. He/she should have must be able to communicate in Japanese or English at a level that does not interfere with work execution.

Applicant should be proficient in any/multiple of the following areas:

  • Programming in C/C++/C#

  • Practical experience with robotic arms, kinematics, dynamics and trajectory planning

  • Knowledge in Control Theory

  • Experience in developing simulations and using physics/dynamics engines

  • Experience in mechanism design & CAD

The objective of this research is to realize a smart robotic system that does not require pre-programming or customization and is widely applicable to the automation of garment handling. We are looking for a person who has experience, research achievements and interest in the following research topics, and who is willing to work energetically on them:

  • Sensing and modelling of three-dimensional environments.

  • Development of general-purpose robot hands and mechanisms for grasping flexible objects and motion planning strategies for robots.

  • Flexible object handling using a dual robot arm system and visual servoing.

  • Development of simulation systems, including but not limited to flexible materials and system integration for industrial applications.

Selected applicant will be working together at the Hong Kong Science Park with a research team from the Department of Robotics in Tohoku University and will be assigned a specific topic from the aforementioned areas.

 

Interested parties are required to provide the following documents (in English) for selection process

  1. Curriculum vitae

  2. List of research achievements (for each of the following items, leave blank if not applicable)

    1. Academic papers

    2. Reference papers (domestic and international conference presentations, commentary articles, etc.)

    3. Publications

    4. Patents (registered, published, pending)

    5. Status of research funding received

    6. Awards

    7. Invited lectures, etc.

    8. Educational activities

    9. Academic societies to which you belong

    10. Activities in academic societies

    11. Research activities (international joint research, interdisciplinary research, and other noteworthy activities)

    12. Social activities (committee member of national or local government, standardization, social implementation of research results, etc.)

    13. Other information that may be helpful in demonstrating the applicant's ability to conduct research (optional)

  3. Reprints of five major papers

  4. Summary of research activities to date and prospects for this R&D project (about 2 pages on A4 paper)

  5. Information on one or more persons who can provide references on the applicant (name, affiliation, position, telephone, e-mail address)

Selection will be made through an application screening and an interview. Travel and accommodation expenses for the interview will be borne by the applicant. The interview may be conducted online depending on the circumstances.

 

For any inquiries/applications, please contact the following by email:

Yasuhisa Hirata, Department of Robotics, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University

E-mail: hirata@srd.mech.tohoku.ac.jp

Janice Chung, Centre for Garment Production Limited

E-mail: hr@transgp.hk

Research Associate (RP3)

Qualifications

Applicants should possess a Master degree in Engineering or related disciplines, with one-year full-time working experience, preferably with project management experience in collaborative robot development and/or human-centered research.

For applicants applying for the robotic research track, they are preferred to have experience in a) robot control and system development; b) vision and graphics; c) machine learning and deep learning; d) software design and development. Good programming skills are highly preferred.

For applicants applying for the human- centered research track, they are preferred to have experience in a) human subject testing; b) data analytics; c) human factor/ergonomics research. Skills in functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) and electroencephalogram (EEG) are highly preferred.

 

Job Description

1. Develop and evaluate 3D vision techniques for environment understanding, including human body reconstruction and tracking, scene understanding, and video analytics.

2. Develop and evaluate novel interactive interface with AR/VR technologies for human-robot collaborations.

3. Develop and evaluate motion planning algorithms for complex robotic manipulation for textile assembly.

4. Invent and evaluate benchmarks for human-robot collaboration tasks in garment industry.

5. Work in close collaboration with researchers from partner institutions.

6. Integrate the developed algorithms, techniques and hardware to the system prototype, and contribute to human-robot collaboration showcases with our collaborators from the garment industry.

The appointee may be required to work outside normal office hours and on weekends.

 

Work location:  Hong Kong Science Park

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. 

Applicants should submit their up-to-date C.V., quoting the job title, with information of current/expected remuneration and availability by email to hr@transgp.hk.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible until the posts are filled.

The information provided will be kept confidential and only be used for those purposes relating to your application. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates.

External Affairs Officer

Job Description

Applications are invited for appointment as Executive officer (Functional title: External Affairs Officer) to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and mutual agreement.

The appointee will be mainly responsible for the following duties:

  • Develop and maintain external relations and effective partnerships that are relevant to the strategic development of the company;

  • Create unique and engaging content of various types and forms for corporate promotion purposes;

  • Own and manage corporate social media accounts;

  • Devise, drive and manage external communications strategies and support for senior management;

  • Assist in formulating and implementing various corporate exhibitions and online promotion activities;

  • Perform ad-hoc duties as assigned

The appointee may be required to work outside normal office hours and on weekends.

 

Applicants should possess the following:

  • Degree in Journalism / Communications / Public Relations or a related discipline

  • At least 5 years’ relevant experience

  • Excellent command of written English and Chinese, with experience in copywriting, editing and translation is preferred

  • Sound knowledge of media and community communications

  • Tactical understanding of social media platforms

Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work under tight timelines.

Work location: Hong Kong Science Park

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

Applicants should submit their up-to-date C.V., quoting the job reference number, with information of current/expected remuneration and availability. Review of applications will commence as soon as possible or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.

The information provided will be kept confidential and only be used for those purposes relating to your application. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates.

Additional Information

Career Level: Middle

Qualification: Degree

Yr(s) of Exp: 5+ years

Employment Type: Contract, Full Time

 

Research Assistant I (RP1)

Qualifications

Applicants should have a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related discipline, with one-year full-time working experience. Good command of written and spoken English is necessary. Preference will be given to those with strong research background. Hands-on experiences would be an advantage.

 

Job Description

1. Join a multidisciplinary team of researchers, engineers, and industry experts for the development of a robotic platform for automated garment production, including material handling and sewing.

2. Handle the development, analysis, and integration of the robotic garment production platform with artificial intelligence techniques/algorithms, including extensive experimental validation for efficacy and safety.

3. Assist the preparation of documentation, including scientific research papers, technical reports and intellectual property filings.

The appointee may be required to work outside normal office hours and on weekends.

 

Work location:  Hong Kong Science Park

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. 

Applicants should submit their up-to-date C.V., quoting the job title, with information of current/expected remuneration and availability by email to hr@transgp.hk.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible until the posts are filled.

The information provided will be kept confidential and only be used for those purposes relating to your application. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates.

Research Assistant I (RP2)

Applicant must have a Bachelor/ Master degree or be expected to obtain the degree by the time of appointment and be legally permitted to work in Hong Kong. He/she should have must be able to communicate in Japanese or English at a level that does not interfere with work execution.

Applicant should be proficient in any/multiple of the following areas:

  • Programming in C/C++/C#

  • Practical experience with robotic arms, kinematics, dynamics and trajectory planning

  • Knowledge in Control Theory

  • Experience in developing simulations and using physics/dynamics engines

  • Experience in mechanism design & CAD

The objective of this research is to realize a smart robotic system that does not require pre-programming or customization and is widely applicable to the automation of garment handling. We are looking for a person who has experience, research achievements and interest in the following research topics, and who is willing to work energetically on them:

  • Sensing and modelling of three-dimensional environments.

  • Development of general-purpose robot hands and mechanisms for grasping flexible objects and motion planning strategies for robots.

  • Flexible object handling using a dual robot arm system and visual servoing.

  • Development of simulation systems, including but not limited to flexible materials and system integration for industrial applications.

Selected applicant will be working together at the Hong Kong Science Park with a research team from the Department of Robotics in Tohoku University and will be assigned a specific topic from the aforementioned areas.

 

Interested parties are required to provide the following documents (in English) for selection process

  1. Curriculum vitae

  2. List of research achievements (for each of the following items, leave blank if not applicable)

    1. Academic papers

    2. Reference papers (domestic and international conference presentations, commentary articles, etc.)

    3. Publications

    4. Patents (registered, published, pending)

    5. Status of research funding received

    6. Awards

    7. Invited lectures, etc.

    8. Educational activities

    9. Academic societies to which you belong

    10. Activities in academic societies

    11. Research activities (international joint research, interdisciplinary research, and other noteworthy activities)

    12. Social activities (committee member of national or local government, standardization, social implementation of research results, etc.)

    13. Other information that may be helpful in demonstrating the applicant's ability to conduct research (optional)

  3. Reprints of five major papers

  4. Summary of research activities to date and prospects for this R&D project (about 2 pages on A4 paper)

  5. Information on one or more persons who can provide references on the applicant (name, affiliation, position, telephone, e-mail address)

Selection will be made through an application screening and an interview. Travel and accommodation expenses for the interview will be borne by the applicant. The interview may be conducted online depending on the circumstances.

 

For any inquiries/applications, please contact the following by email:

Yasuhisa Hirata, Department of Robotics, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University

E-mail: hirata@srd.mech.tohoku.ac.jp

Janice Chung, Centre for Garment Production Limited

E-mail: hr@transgp.hk

Research Assistant I (RP3)

Qualifications

Applicants should possess a Bachelor degree in Engineering or related disciplines, with one-year full-time working experience, preferably with project management experience in collaborative robot development and/or human-centered research.

For applicants applying for the robotic research track, they are preferred to have experience in a) robot control and system development; b) vision and graphics; c) machine learning and deep learning; d) software design and development. Good programming skills are highly preferred.

For applicants applying for the human- centered research track, they are preferred to have experience in a) human subject testing; b) data analytics; c) human factor/ergonomics research. Skills in functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) and electroencephalogram (EEG) are highly preferred.

 

Job Description

1. Develop and evaluate 3D vision techniques for environment understanding, including human body reconstruction and tracking, scene understanding, and video analytics.

2. Develop and evaluate novel interactive interface with AR/VR technologies for human-robot collaborations.

3. Develop and evaluate motion planning algorithms for complex robotic manipulation for textile assembly.

4. Invent and evaluate benchmarks for human-robot collaboration tasks in garment industry.

5. Work in close collaboration with researchers from partner institutions.

6. Integrate the developed algorithms, techniques and hardware to the system prototype, and contribute to human-robot collaboration showcases with our collaborators from the garment industry.

The appointee may be required to work outside normal office hours and on weekends.

 

Work location:  Hong Kong Science Park

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. 

Applicants should submit their up-to-date C.V., quoting the job title, with information of current/expected remuneration and availability by email to hr@transgp.hk.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible until the posts are filled.

The information provided will be kept confidential and only be used for those purposes relating to your application. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates.

Assistant Mechanical Engineer (2 posts)

Mode: Full-time; Two-year fixed-term basis

Supervised by: Ir Ivan Wong / Prof K. Kosuge

Duties

1. Design and develop mechanical system for robotics or automation application including:

  • Analyze end user’s requirements and turn into design specification

  • Prepare detailed 3D/2D drawings, BOM and related technical documentation

  • Design test plans for hardware trial-run and evaluation to verify performance

2. Liaise with suppliers and subcontractors during product development life cycle

3. Project management duties include report generation, milestones setting,

4. Support projects in conjunction with research staff, management and manufacturing groups.

5. Support ad-hoc tasks when required

Requirements

- Degree holder or above in Mechanical engineering or automation related disciplines

- Proficiency in 3D CAD design with Pro-E/SolidWorks and experience in preparing detailed 2D drawings

- At least 2-5 years’ relevant work experience. They should have an excellent command of both written and spoken English

- Good communication, interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving skills

- Self-motivated and highly organized; the ability to handle multi-tasks and work independently and as a team player

- Programming project experience will be a plus

Work location:  Hong Kong Science Park

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. 

Applicants should submit their up-to-date C.V., quoting the job title, with information of current/expected remuneration and availability by email to hr@transgp.hk.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible until the posts are filled.

The information provided will be kept confidential and only be used for those purposes relating to your application. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates.

Clerk I/II

Job Description

Applications are invited for appointment as Clerk II/ Clerk I (Functional title: Executive Assistant/ Senior Executive Assistant) to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and mutual agreement.

The appointee will be mainly responsible for the following duties:

  • Provide full spectrum of secretarial and administrative support to Deputy Managing Director

  • Organize and schedule meetings

  • Provide clerical and administrative support to the Centre

  • Make and confirm travel arrangements

  • Organize and distribute messages, memos and forms

The appointee may be required to work outside normal office hours and on weekends.

Applicants should possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 2 years of secretary/ administrative support experience

  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and Chinese

  • Proficient in PC Skills and MS Office

  • Able to prioritize assigned duties effectively with good problem-solving and communication skills and perform under tight deadlines

  • Well-organized, highly attentive to details, ability to work independently

  • Previous administration experience with institutions or professional societies is a plus

 

Work location: Hong Kong Science Park

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

Applicants should submit their up-to-date C.V., quoting the job reference number, with information of current/expected remuneration and availability. Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until <One month>, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.

The information provided will be kept confidential and only be used for those purposes relating to your application. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates.

Additional Information

Career Level: Middle

Qualification: Degree

Yr(s) of Exp: 2+ years

Employment Type: Contract, Full Time

Student Research Assistant (RP3)

Qualifications

Applicants should be current undergraduate or postgraduate students in Engineering or related disciplines. They should have strong interest in a) vision and graphics; b) machine learning and deep learning; c) software design and development. Good programming skills are highly preferred.

Job Description

1. Develop and evaluate 3D vision techniques for environment understanding, including human body reconstruction and tracking, scene understanding, and video analytics.

2. Develop and evaluate novel interactive interface with AR/VR technologies for human-robot collaborations.

3. Integrate the developed algorithms, techniques and hardware to the system prototype, and contribute to human-robot collaboration showcases with our collaborators from the garment industry.

The appointee may be required to work outside normal office hours and on weekends.

 

Work location:  Hong Kong Science Park

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. 

Applicants should submit their up-to-date C.V., quoting the job title, with information of current/expected remuneration and availability by email to hr@transgp.hk.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible until the posts are filled.

The information provided will be kept confidential and only be used for those purposes relating to your application. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates.