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PolyU Academy for Interdisciplinary Research

Assistant Officer

(Ref. 240605008-IE)


The appointee will be required to provide secretarial support to the Director of Research Centre for Chinese Medicine Innovation (RCMI), one of the constituent research units under the PolyU Academy for Interdisciplinary Research.  The appointee will also be required to:

(a)    provide administrative support to RCMI’s day-to-day operation;

(b)    coordinate visits, scholarly events and other occasions;

(c)    handle information flow and maintain an effective record and filing system;

(d)    handle sensitive and confidential matters in a professional manner;

(e)    update the website and publicise the updated information of RCMI through different media;

(f)    provide secretarial support to committee and meetings;

(g)    liaise effectively with internal and external stakeholders; and

(h)    perform any other duties as assigned by the Director of RCMI or his/her delegates.


Applicants should:

(a)    have a good recognised degree and at least three years of relevant post-qualification experience;

(b)    have good problem-solving, communication and interpersonal skills; 

(c)    be well-organised and attentive to details;

(d)    be able to work independently and handle sensitive matters with alertness and prudence;

(e)    have good computer literacy with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Chinese word processing; and

(f)    be able to communicate effectively in both written and spoken English and Chinese, with fluency in Putonghua being an advantage.

Preference will be given to those with relevant work experience in tertiary institutions.

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

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.   

Consideration of applications will commence on 19 June 2024 until the position is filled.

Posting date: 5 June 2024