Scientific Officer, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Friday, 4 June 2021
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 15 July 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Hong Kong 's highest priorities are to create opportunities for the very best academic talents to excel and to advance human knowledge to the benefit of society. We serve the needs of Hong Kong, the wider region and the rest of the world.

Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Mechanical Engineering (14500)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Scientific Officer (holding the title of Research Director) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (Ref.: 504249), 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.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Engineering or a closely related field, with at least 5 years of relevant work experience. They should have excellent project management skills; the ability to work both independently and in a team; a strong sense of responsibility and self-motivation; fluency in written and spoken English and Chinese; and good coordination, problem-solving, communication and interpersonal skills. Experience in management and development of large-scale research projects and/or in commercialization of technologies is highly preferred. 

The appointee will work in a newly established research centre on the development of advanced biomedical instrumentation. He/She will play a key role in supporting the research administration and management of the centre and work closely with internal and external stakeholders; coordinate multiple research projects in collaboration with different parties; prepare documents such as project plans and reports; work on research development and commercialization initiatives; and perform other duties as assigned. He/She may be required to work outside normal office hours and on weekends. Working off-campus may be required occasionally.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.

The University only accepts online applications for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. and research publication record, with information of current and expected remuneration and availability.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until July 15, 2021, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.