Senior Technical Officer

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

Senior Technical Officer in the Department of Earth Sciences (Ref.: 201801001) (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 should possess a Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Physical Sciences with a strong background in core chemistry areas including analytical, physical and instrumental techniques for Earth Sciences applications.  A strong background in electronics and instrumentation trouble shooting is also recommended.  They should have experience in operating UHV systems such as in mass spectrometers and related equipment and a basic knowledge of laser optics.  They should also have an excellent command of written and spoken English; strong interpersonal, communication, problem-solving and supervisory skills; and be self-motivated.  The appointee will oversee the operation of a FT-MS and IRMPD laser system, and liaise with the PI to assist in maintaining and modifying this facility which comprises a 7 Tesla FT mass spectrometer that is coupled to a wave-tunable IR source.  He/She will also assist the PI in maintaining the various UHV stages of the FT-MS system, assist in maintaining the departmental stable isotope (GC-MS) and FT-IR facilities, assist the PI in the preparation of tender/purchase orders for the procurement of laboratory equipment/consumables, and provide technical advice for the future development of this research facility. 

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  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  Further particulars can be obtained at

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 of the application result.