Job Description

Company Name: Hong Kong Generative AI Research and Development Center Limited

Job Title: Research Engineer (holding the functional title as System Engineer)

Ref. No.: HKGAI0005


Hong Kong Generative AI Research and Development Center (HKGAI) is a new InnoHK R&D Centre established in October 2023 specializing in research and development of generative AI technology. With Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) as the leading institution in collaboration with local and international institutions, HKGAI aims to establish foundation model and a wide range of AI applications that holds the potential to revolutionize the way we live, work and interact.

Professor Yike GUO is leading two scientific research teams, namely HKUST Machine Creativity Lab (MACRE Lab) and Hong Kong Generative AI Center (HKGAI).  Funded by the University Grants Committee, MACRE Lab is working on a project titled “Building Platform Technologies for Symbiotic Creativity in Hong Kong”, which is one of the largest interdisciplinary projects on humanities, arts and technology in China. HKGAI, which is supported by InnoHK under the Innovation and Technology Commission, is the largest collaborative scientific research project in local history, involving six of the top 100 QS universities in Hong Kong.  These will be an important step to develop Hong Kong into an international innovation and technology center.  We are now hiring various research-related positions to join the teams.  By joining the teams, the appointee will have the chance to work with Professor Yike GUO, Professor Song GUO, professors from overseas universities and industrial R&D professionals from DeepMind, Huawei, IBM, Ping An and JD Research Institutes.

Major research areas are listed below: 

1.   Large Language Model (LLM)

  • Large Language Model Construction (e.g. pretrain, finetune, human-AI alignment, knowledge transfer, complex reasoning and long-context learning)
  • Modular and Multi-modal Models (e.g. Mixture of Expert and CLIP)
  • Intelligent Agent Construction

2.   Visual Large Model (CV-FM)

  • Automatic Generation of 3D Scripts/Scenes/Objects/Characters/Movements
  • Generation Acceleration Algorithm

3.   Music and General Audio Generation (Audio-FM)

  • Virtual Singer
  • AI Music Creation
  • Multi-modal Human-Machine Music Co-creation System (Multi-Agent Collaboration and Empathy)
  • Movie Dialogue and Sound Effect Generation



Applicants should have a master’s degree in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering, Mathematics or a related field, with more than 3 years of experience in managing clusters of 20 or more Nvidia GPU servers (the appointee will manage hundreds of Nvidia GPU servers); proficiency in GPU cluster configuration, scheduling, and software management (the appointee will manage hundreds of AI R&D users); familiarity with principles, configuration optimization, and troubleshooting of intra-machine and inter-machine network communication of Nvidia GPU clusters, such as NVLink and InfiniBand switches; and proficiency in the configuration and management of high-speed storage dedicated to GPU clusters, such as DDN storage.

Candidates with more experience will be considered for the senior position.

(Duration: 1-2 years)

For more information, please visit the following websites:

  1. About the Division of Emerging Interdisciplinary Areas:
  2. About Professor Yike GUO:
  3. Part of the Achievements of MACRE Lab:
  4. White Paper Released by MACRE Lab:
  5. About the Project "Building Platform Technologies for Symbiotic Creativity in Hong Kong":



Salary is highly competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits such as medical benefits and paid leave will be provided where applicable.  A gratuity will also be payable upon successful completion of contract with a duration of 2 years or above, where applicable.


Application Procedure

To apply, please email a resume to (for LLM), (for Research Engineers or CV-FM) or (for Audio-FM) with the subject

  1. “Name_Bachelor/Master/PhD_System Configuration and Management/Data and Engineering/AI Development/Software Development_LLM/CV-FM/Audio-FM”
  2. “Name_Bachelor/Master/PhD_Post-doctoral Fellow_LLM/CV-FM/Audio-FM”
  3. “Name_Bachelor/Master/PhD_Research Assistant_LLM/CV-FM/Audio-FM”.

Review of applications will begin shortly and continue until the position is filled. We thank applicants for their interest but advise that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

(Information provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.)