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Senior Instructor / Instructor for the Macao Centre for Testing of Chinese Medicine

Macau, China
Closing date
19 Dec 2023

Job Details

(Ref. No.: ICMS/MCTCM/SI/I/10/2023)

The University of Macau (UM) is an internationalized public comprehensive university in the Macao Special Administrative Region (MSAR) located at the west bank of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA). The GBA is rapidly developing into one of the leading technology and innovation hubs of the world. UM is placed No. 193 in the THE World University Rankings and placed No. 254 in the QS World University Rankings. With a scenic campus of approximately 1 km2 on Hengqin island, UM has achieved significant progress in the past decade as evidenced by its rising international repute, state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, and the establishment of three State Key Laboratories in microelectronics, Chinese medical sciences, and internet of things for smart city. To support economic diversification of MSAR and deepen collaboration between MSAR and Guangdong Province in Hengqin island, UM will continue to invest in cutting-edge research and develop interdisciplinary programmes in key strategic areas including precision oncology, advanced materials, regional oceanography, artificial intelligence and robotics, data science, cognitive and brain science and economics and finance. Leveraging its ‘4-in-1’ model of education and residential college system, UM provides all-round undergraduate education, nurturing talent to support social and economic development in MSAR and the GBA as a whole. With unprecedented growth and opportunities for development, UM offers promising career prospects to academics at all levels. It may be noted that English is the working language and the primary medium of instruction at UM.

The Macao Centre for Testing of Chinese Medicine, University of Macau (MCTCM), endorsed by the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macao SAR and supported by the Macao SAR government, is a technical support unit of the Pharmaceutical Administration Bureau. MCTCM is expanding its testing capability in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025. More information of MCTCM can be viewed at


Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in the field of Chinese Medicines, Analytical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Analysis or related disciplines, and master’s degree or above is strongly preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with extensive teaching and testing experience in method development and validation in Chinese medicines. Good verbal and written communication in English and Chinese is required. A commitment to provide service to MCTCM and the University of Macau will be highly considered. The successful candidate is expected to plan, initiate, manage and implement the testing related matters under ISO/IEC 17025, including but not limited to standard operating procedures (SOP) guidelines set up and review, internal audit and external quality control (proficiency testing, laboratory comparison), as well as operations of the laboratories. This position will also initiate testing plan according to the laboratory resource, method validation, data analysis and testing advice, develop and validate physical, chemical tests for Chinese medicines, and conduct tests for Chinese medicines according to Pharmacopoeia and instruct the inspectors to complete the full inspection of Chinese medicines (physical and chemical testing).

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in 2024 or as soon as possible.


A taxable annual remuneration starting MOP541,450 (approximately USD66,850) will be commensurate with the successful applicants’ academic qualification and relevant professional experience. The current local maximum income tax rate is 12% but is effectively around 5% - 7% after various discretionary exemptions. Apart from competitive remuneration, UM offers a wide range of benefits, such as medical insurance, provident fund, on-campus accommodation/housing allowance and other subsidies. Further details on our package are available at:

Application Procedure

Applicants should visit for more details, and apply ONLINE. Review of applications will commence upon receiving applications 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

Tel: +853 8822 8509;
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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