THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Senior Technical Officer

Location
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Posted
05 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
31 Jul 2018
Ref
201801002
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Senior Technical Officer in the Department of Earth Sciences (Ref.: 201801002) (to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis with contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 10% of basic salary, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance) 

Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Chemistry/Engineer/Civil Engineer/Physics/Earth Sciences disciplines with at least 3-5 years’ solid hands-on laboratory experience in elemental and isotope geochemistry and  working experience in ICP-MS.  They should have an excellent command of written and spoken English and Chinese; strong interpersonal, communication, problem-solving and instrumentation trouble shooting skills; the ability to work independently and be self-motivated with a strong sense of responsibility.  The appointee will assist in facilitating innovative research across the earth sciences, with a strong focus on high precision isotope geochemistry (radiogenic, traditional and non-traditional stable isotope systems).  He/She will  manage, operate and maintain the facility for isotope and element analyses support of our geochemistry and isotopic facility, which is comprised of various state-of-the-art instrumentation – one Nu HR multi-collector ICP-MS, an ArF 193nm excimer laser system, and various wet chemistry clean-laboratory facilities.  Key responsibilities involve (1) the smooth running and maintenance of the facilities for isotope and element analyses support of our geochemistry and isotopic facility; (2) developing methods for mass spectrometry; (3) data reduction for radiogenic and stable isotope analysis; (4) preparation of tender/purchase order for procurement of laboratory equipment/consumables; (5) providing technical advice and training for the users; and (6) ensuring laboratory safety compliance with the university standards.

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

Applicants should send a completed application form, together with an up-to-date C.V. to the Department at earthapp@hku.hk.  Please indicate clearly the reference number and the position being applied for in the subject of the e-mail.  Application forms (345/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hr.hku.hk/apptunit/jr-form.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/.

Closes August 17, 2018.

The University places great emphasis on developing staff potential, and has in place a variety of development opportunities and assistance for staff at different stages of their career.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified ofthe application result.