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Research Engineer – Biodegradable Plastic and Plastic Recycling The Nano and Advanced Materials Institute Limited (NAMI)
Research Engineer – Biodegradable Plastic and Plastic Recycling The Nano and Advanced Materials Institute Limited (NAMI)

Job Highlights

  • Biodegradable Plastic and Plastic Recycling
  • Work at Science Park
  • PhD degree in Chemistry or related subject

Job Description


The appointee will work on the development of biodegradable plastics, biodegradable materials and/or plastic recycling. S/he will be responsible for designing the formulation, operating material processing machines (such as compounder, extruder, etc.) and characterizing the material properties using analytical instrument (such as DSC, FTIR, TGA, TEM, SEM, etc.). Other than that, s/he will also be responsible for preparing project progress reports, SOPs, and other documents related to collaboration with industry partners.


  • The appointee will be responsible for R&D work, including experimental design, conducting experiment, sample preparation and characterization as well as data analysis etc.
  • Master or above in Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Polymer Engineering or related disciplines;
  • Familiar with materials processing and characterization;
  • Experience in formulation development, validation, or production in industrial scale will be an advantage;
  • Willing to travel to PRC to monitor the prototype production process;
  • At least 2 years of relevant working experience;
  • Ability to initiate and work independently;
  • Positive, analytical, critical thinking and good troubleshooting skill;
  • Have a sense of ownership for his/her work, good interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Good command of spoken and written English and Chinese (Cantonese), proficient in Putonghua is an advantage;
  • Candidates with less experience will be considered as Engineers.


Salary and Benefit:

We offer 5-day work, attractive remuneration package to the successful candidates. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Medical and dental benefits as well as annual leave will be provided. We also offer an open, collaborative and friendly working environment as well as ample capacity for your professional development. Appointment will be offered on a contract basis, renewable subject to mutual agreement and performance.


Application and Procedure 

APPLY NOW. We thank applicants for their interests, but advise that only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the results of their applications.

(Applicants who do not hear from us within 8 weeks may consider their application unsuccessful and their data will be destroyed within 24 months of receipt.) 

Additional Information

Career Level
Entry Level
Years of Experience
Employment Type
Contract, Full Time
Company Website

Company Overview

Nano and Advanced Materials Institute Limited (NAMI), established in 2006 and hosted by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), is designated by the Innovation and Technology Commission of the Hong Kong SAR Government as an R&D Centre for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials. NAMI has a very strong team of professional researchers to conduct market-driven research on nanotechnology and advanced materials, supporting the local industries in developing and commercializing new technologies. NAMI has over 23,000 sq ft. laboratory facilities in HKUST and Hong Kong Science Park.

We look forward to your joining our team to strive for economic growth and sustainable development of Hong Kong.

Additional Company Information

Benefits & Others
Dental insurance, Five-day work week, Medical insurance, Performance bonus