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Scientific OfficerThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Scientific OfficerThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Job Highlights
  • Provide training to UCEA users
  • Administer the booking and charging system
  • Have a recognized degree
Job Description


Scientific Officer (Ref. 19041706-IE)


The appointee will be required to:

(a) supervise and uphold the smooth running of research facilities in UCEA by managing, operating and maintaining all spectrometry equipment;

(b) work with principal investigators and other research team members to facilitate high quality research works;

(c) provide training to UCEA users and research personnel on the operation of UCEA spectrometers;

(d) assist in sample preparation, experimental design and data analysis for the University’s research teams;

(e) administer the booking and charging system of UCEA equipment;

(f) monitor and report on utilization of equipment, facilities and research outputs in UCEA;

(g) organize workshops and seminars to promote UCEA activities;

(h) work with Health, Safety and Environment Office on safety and registration of LASER-equipped equipment in UCEA;

(i) perform any other duties as assigned by the Director of UCEA or his delegates.


Applicants should:

(a) have a recognized degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, Engineering or a related discipline;

(b) have at least three years’ post-qualification research experience in chemical analysis;

(c) be familiar with spectrometer analysis;

(d) have good interpersonal and communication skills; and

(e) be able to communicate effectively in both written and spoken English and preferably with fluency in Chinese including Putonghua and Cantonese.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to sit for a written language proficiency test.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service
A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Initial appointment will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.  Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.  Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.  


Please refer to the "Application Method". The closing date for application is Tuesday, 30 April 2019.  Applicants who are not invited to an interview within two months from the closing date should consider their applications unsuccessful.  The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

Additional Information
Career Level
Entry Level
Years of Experience
3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Company details

Application Method

Please send a completed application form to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong or via email to [email protected].  Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or downloaded from  If a separate curriculum vitae is to be provided, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process.