Assistant Research Officer, Science Unit

Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
05 May 2023
End of advertisement period
04 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Lingnan University, a distinctive liberal arts institution in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is committed to the provision of quality whole-person education by combining the best of Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions. It strives to pursue excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship and community engagement. With three academic Faculties and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, it offers a wide range of undergraduate degree programmes in the areas of Arts, Business and Social Sciences, and the broad curriculum covers an array of general education, interdisciplinary and science courses. The School of Graduate Studies offers research and taught postgraduate programmes up to doctoral level in various disciplines, and provides professional education for the wider society. Lingnan’s liberal arts education is characterised by a broad-based interdisciplinary curriculum with specialised disciplinary studies; close student-staff relationship; a vibrant residential campus; ample global learning opportunities; active community engagement and multifarious workplace experience. Applications are now invited for the following post:

Assistant Research Officer
Science Unit
(Post Ref.:23/174)

The Science Unit ( would like to invite applications for the above-mentioned post.

The appointee will join the Applied Ecology and Conservation research team led by Dr. Roger Lee ( and will be working on nature-based greening solutions for insect pollinator conservation in Hong Kong.


  • Field surveys in urban green spaces
  • Identify and curate insect pollinator specimens
  • Conduct laboratory processing of specimens for molecular analysis
  • Data processing/analyses
  • Prepare educational material
  • Other research-related duties assigned


  • A recognized bachelor’s degree (or above) holder in ecology/environmental sciences/life sciences/biology, or related disciplines
  • Relevant field survey experience
  • Passionate about ecological research and biodiversity conservation
  • Good organization and communication skills (writing and speaking)
  • Good level of physical fitness

Applicants with prior experience in insect sampling and curation are highly encouraged to apply for this position.

Salary and Benefits

Commencing salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits, where applicable, include annual leave, medical and dental benefits, and mandatory provident fund.

Appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract for 12 months with the possibility of a further extension on related research projects.

Application Procedure (online application only)

Please click "Apply Now" to submit your application. Applicants are required to submit a motivation letter and CV via the system for the PI’s consideration. Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only.

We are an equal opportunities employer. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the post is filled. Qualified candidates are advised to submit their applications early for consideration.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, or to fill the post by invitation or by search. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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