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Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology

Scientific Officer (Temporary Appointment)

(Ref. 240513008)

[Appointment period: twelve months]


The appointee will be required to:

(a)    provide teaching support in undergraduate and postgraduate tutorials and practicals of chemistry subjects including but not limited to Applied Chemistry, Chromatographic Analysis, Analytical Chemistry and Polymer Chemistry;

(b)    provide guidance and technical support to final-year projects related to chemical testing of food, consumer products, childcare products, toys, etc., by using different analytical equipment;

(c)    manage and maintain different advanced and sophisticated analytical equipment;

(d)    train students and research personnel to operate selected analytical equipment;

(e)    support research activities and manage teaching laboratories;

(f)    support marketing and promotional activities of the Department and the University; and

(g)    perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department or his/her delegates.


Applicants should:

(a)    have a doctoral degree in Chemistry, Chemical Technology or related disciplines;

(b)    have at least five years' relevant experience in the operation of major instruments such as High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES), Mass Spectrometry (MS), nanoparticle analyzer, elemental analyzer, etc.;

(c)    be highly proficient in both written and spoken English and Chinese, preferably with fluency in Putonghua;

(d)    have a high level of creativity in research and teaching in his/her field; and

(e)    be able to demonstrate effective classroom teaching skills.

Conditions of Service 

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  

Consideration of applications will commence on 20 May 2024 until the position is filled.

Posting date: 13 May 2024