For over a century, scientists and clinicians have collectively combated cancer using a diversity of approaches, including drug treatment, surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. In spite of the advances in prognosis and therapeutics in different types of cancer, many malignancies including liver, gastric, colorectal, head/neck, breast, ovarian and lung cancers remain difficult to treat.
Centre for Oncology and Immunology Limited (“COI”) was founded by The University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 2020, co-led by world renown scientists Dr. Tak Mak and Dr. Suet Yi Leung. The long-term objective of COI is to employ novel functional screens, animal and cell models including organoids, immune-oncology approach, as well as advanced genomic and proteomic techniques down to single cell resolution to identify novel “druggable” cancer targets for hard-to-treat malignancies. The ultimate goal is to develop therapeutics against these targets and to conduct clinical trials evaluating these drugs along with biomarkers with an eye to their eventual commercialization worldwide. Success in this venture will address pressing unmet medical needs and establish Hong Kong as a leading hub of innovative anti-cancer and immuno-oncology drug development.
Job Description & Qualification:
Applications are invited for appointment as Executive Assistant/Clerk I/II (Ref: H03/2021/13), to commence as soon as possible, on a fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and mutual agreement.
Applicants should possess a recognized Bachelor's degree/Associate Degree/Higher Diploma, preferably with at least 2 years solid work experience in office administration, HR, Finance setting within the education or health sector.
They should be self-motivated with a strong sense of responsibility, teamwork, and positive attitude, while being able to work independently with minimal supervision and under pressure to meet tight deadlines. A good command of English and Chinese (Mandarin); effective communication, organizational and interpersonal skills; as well as an appropriate level of IT skills (especially in Excel and Powerpoint) are essential. Applicants are also expected to be attentive to details and be able to prioritize multiple tasks efficiently, with demonstrated competence in discharging complex clerical duties.
Degree holders will be offered the functional title of Executive Assistant. Those with less experience/qualifications will be considered for appointment as Clerk II.
The appointees will join the Admin team of a new R&D Centre to assist with a wide range of clerical/administrative work in relation to Finance and HR management, and perform any other duties as assigned. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a written test and an interview.
Applicants should submit their up-to-date C.V. and research publication list (where applicable), quoting the job reference number, with information of current/expected remuneration and availability. Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until the posts are filled.